This course is designed for coaches and people who are already a drummer and want to improve themselves and drive their team to higher expectations and winning.

This 3hr session will be an in-depth discussion on becoming an effective drummer for your team.  Races are often won by milliseconds and having a competent and effective drummer can help guide and lead your team to new expectations and victories.

Topics covered will include:

  • Effective communication skills and working with the team and coach.
  • In depth technique styles
  • Race plans, race calls and how to build them
  • Race day preparations and the mental aspect of drumming

 Along with utilizing race strategies and being a part of your team and not thought of as “just the drummer.”

Date:  May 7, 2017
Time:  12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Location:  FCRCC
Cost:  Members: $45.00;  Non-Members: $65.00


Instructor:  Susan Mott
Susan has been the drummer for the Canadian Premier Mixed National Team for 2 World’s cycles as well as the IDBF World Cup and is currently the assistant coach and drummer for the Canadian Senior C National Team.   Susan is the head coach for the 7th Wave women’s dragon boat team located in Deep Cove.  Susan is also the drummer for the FCRCC Premier Program and has medalled at the last 2 CCWC with both the FCRCC Premier Program and FCRCC Sr C program.  She has medalled in every distance that she has raced as well as being part of the Nations Cup winning team.

Susan has taken her years of learning and knowledge and developed a training session for drummer’s and coaches.  Susan believes in debunking the myth that those who drum for their teams are “just a drummer” or a figure head at the front of the boat.   Having raced against the World’s best teams,  Susan knows first hand that a confident and effective drummer is required to lead the team to victory and the hard work and dedication that it takes to build your own personality and style.

Sharing this knowledge,  Susan is hopeful that it will debunk the myth and build more strong and  successful drummers, which in turn would lead to more exciting racing.   As we all know,  it takes 22 people to win a race.

False Creek Racing Canoe Club
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