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Technical Level 1


The Singapore Dragon Boat Association (SDBA) invites participants to apply for the SDBA  Technical Level 1 (Dragon Boat).

On successful completion, the SDBA Technical Level 1 (Dragon Boat) certified person will then be permitted to:

  • Coach a dragon boat team for National level competitions, i.e. SDBF, SRR, etc.
  • Coach a dragon boat team for International level competitions, i.e. DBSMR, etc.
  • Lead a trainer or group of trainers to coach a dragon boat team that has multiple crew and/or dragon boats
  • Train a steersperson to helm the dragon boat for the dragon boat team that he/she is coaching

The SDBA Technical Level 1 certified person is required to enroll in the National Registry of Coaches.

The Level 1 Technical Coaching Course (Dragon Boat) course details are as follows:
Course Duration (8 days)
  • Day 1, 2, 3, 5, 6 and 7 from 7.30 pm to 10.30 pm. (Theory/Lecture).
  • Day 4 and 8 from 9.00 am to 6.00 pm. (Practical Session).
  • Valid First Aid Certificate
  • Full Helm Accreditation Certificate OR Recreational Instructor Certificate
  • Able to swim 50m in light clothing with and without wearing PFD

Please note that this course is only able to accommodate up to a maximum of 18 persons and requires at least 16 persons to be confirmed and it will be on a first come first served basis.

The following are the scheduled dates for the course for the year:

  • TBC, 730 pm to 1030 pm (Theory)
  • TBC, 9 am to 6 pm (Practical)
Course Fees : $749.00 (Inclusive of 7% GST)
Venue : Sport Singapore, NSA meeting rooms 1 & 2 (theory)

Kallang Water Sports Centre Trainers’ Room (practical)

Interested applicants may use this Google form link to sign-up when it is available.  Sign up here.

Successful applicants  will be informed via email when the course dates are confirmed.