New Dragons hold training sessions during off-season (Sept-Jan) for recruits. The recommended minimum commitment is 2 practices per week (either  training slots or Saturday practices).

*Although attending 2 slots a week is not mandatory, it is the most effective way to ensure a spot on the roster and is therefore highly recommended..

Training slot sessions:

We currently hold training sessions at the Athletic Center of UofT. Multiple sessions are offered throughout the week accommodate for your schedule. Each session is 2 hours long with the following training :

1.5 hours of strength, hypertrophy and endurance training.

0.5 hours of cardio training.

Saturday practices

We also hold 2 hour-long Saturday morning practices focused on calisthenics and cardio-based training. This is an opportunity to meet other recruits and vets. As a bonus, the team often gets together to grab food and study after the workout!

For non-UofT students and experienced athletes completing their own training regimen, please contact our training directors at to ensure your training matches our requirements to best prepare you for testing!

Fall 2018 Training Schedule at Athletic Center 


On water practice begins at April and is held at Sunny Side Paddling Club. In the past 3 years, New Dragons has grown to have 2 boats, allowing ample opportunity for every member of the team to practice on water. For reference, 3 water practices and an outrigger canoe (OC) training session were held each week in the past (2018) season. New Dragons trains at the competitive level. Our training programs ensure that everyone has a great learning experience and develop proper techniques for dragon boating as an individual, and a team.

For more than 10 years New Dragons have been proud to call Sunnyside Paddling Club (SPC) its home. With the completion of each subsequent season, New College has grown substantially to represent SPC at various levels of competition spanning from local, to the national and international stage.