Reposting an oldie, but a goodie. Below is the 2020 Boat Selection Criteria. While similar to years past, we have updated the criteria to exclude paddle ERG testing due to logistical inefficiencies. Happy hump day!
How do the coaches determine who paddles on which boat? It's no black magic. The coaches make the decisions balancing what we believe is best for each individual as well as what we believe is best for Space Dragons as a whole. The tricky part is that not everyone agrees on where that balance lies and what is "best for Space Dragons," not even all the coaches. It is impossible to make everyone happy, but with seven coaches bringing different perspectives, we hope to get as close as possible. The following set of criteria is used in the decision making process:
1. Practice Attendance - Quantity and Quality
2. OC-2 Water Testing
3. Coaches Discretion
As always, if you have any questions about the selection criteria, any of the decisions that are made, or what you personally can do to make yourself a better paddler, don't hesitate to ask! We want each and every one of you to finish off this season with NO RAGERTS!