Drummer(s) Guidelines Print
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Friday, 23 January 2009 03:17
The Drummer must:

Have good communication skills.

Have leadership skills.

Be willing to assume a position of responsibility; must have to be in control and take control.

Be able to cooperate with others, specifically the Coach, the Steersperson and the Paddlers.

Be able to stay calm under pressure; look confident and in control.

Have an understanding of the stroke technique.

Have the ability to motivate the Paddlers, especially in a race.

Preferably have a loud voice (although this can be dealt with).

Be able to multi-task. During a race, the Drummer must call, keep the Paddlers focused, develop strategy depending on the race, be aware of the status of the Paddlers and be aware of the situation on the racecourse.