PHOENIX RED and PHOENIX ORANGE Competitive practices are more demanding and ambitious than the recreational practices and are for women with an interest in training to compete against other women's dragonboat teams. Women are expected to engage in cardio and strength training on a year-round basis, and are encouraged to work toward reaching their personal best performance.
Strict erg scores are in place and set the precedent for who earns a seat on the competitive team, Phoenix Red, or the semi-competitive team, Phoenix Orange. Of equal importance is the commitment to the team and ability to make all the practices. All of these components are weighed by the Coach to determine who makes the Red and Orange Crews.
There are many opportunities to compete at dragonboat festivals. The team decides which ones to attend. Attending any specific out of town competition is not mandatory. Practices are held a minimum of 3x/week for Phoenix Red and 2x/week for Phoenix Orange, including Monday and Wednesday evenings (6:00 – approximately 7:30). The third practice is generally on Friday mornings.
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