Welcome to the PDBA Yutes
PDBA is the oldest, strongest, and most decorated dragon boat team in the United States! After starting as a men's team in 1983, we have evolved to include men, women, and youth paddlers ranging from 12-65 years of age. The PDBA Yutes are the most diverse youth dragon boat teams on the east coast. Our paddlers come from over 10 different zip codes around the Philadelphia area and have an age range of 12 to 18 years.
Since the summer's end in 2015 the PDBA Yutes have been hard at work perfecting their craft. In this time we have placed at the top of Youth Divisions at the Bucks County Dragon Boat Race, the Independence Dragon Boat Regatta, and the Baltimore Dragon Boat Challenge. With each race and practice we strive to grow as paddlers and build relationships off the water that will last a lifetime. As a youth team, our goal is to embody hardwork, determination, and great sportsmanship. Every member of our team, from youngest to oldest, learns that they are an important part of the team's success and they will always be supported and encouraged by their teammates.
Lead by world champion coaches and guided by the adult PDBA team, the Yutes are poised for another great season on the water.
In the 2016 dragon boat season every team member registered with the PDBA Yutes will have the oppurtunity to paddle in youth division races. The money you give today will go directly to helping provide for the cost of dues, race entry fees, and other youth team needs. Money raised for the PDBA Yutes will also go to support the needs of the team members who are preparing to go to China in 2017 for the World Championships. Selected Yutes will join other paddlers from around the country to compete on the U16 and U18 USA team.
Thank you in advance for your continued support of the Philadelphia Dragon Boat Association Youth Team. Please remember your contributions make a difference.
This rally is supported by the Philadelphia Dragon Boat Association, an IRC 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, all or part of your contribution may be tax-deductible.