Established: 2017 Team Members: 40 Type: Competitive Gender: Mixed Competes As: Youth/Elementary/Juniors Practice Days: Sunday
Coach: Ash Lagazo Hometown: Waimea, Kaua’i, Hawai’i Years Coaching: 4 Years Paddling: 6
The CrAZy Cuddlefish is Arizona’s first and only youth dragon boat team. We accept youth, ages 8-17. What started as a casual conversation between two AZDBA members about forming a youth dragon boat team, quickly evolved into a growing and thriving team of approximately 40 youth paddlers. The team was formed in early 2017, made their inaugural appearance at the 2017 Arizona Dragon Boat Festival and has since competed in several other festivals throughout the west coast, to include Henderson (Las Vegas), NV and Los Angeles, CA. This team serves as the building foundation of our organization. It serves as a stepping stone for children to build and hone in on their skills and ultimately progress to our competitive adult teams. If you would like your child to be a part of a great team sport, please contact our Head Coach, Ash Lagazo at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. There is absolutely no experience needed to join us!