READY TO START SKATING?
We'll Teach You!
Our Roller Derby 101 Class
Starts Sunday, June 4, 2017
@ Suniland Hockey Rink
9300 SW 152nd St., Miami
- Six weeks of practices twice weekly (Wednesday and Sunday from 6:30-9 p.m.).
- An off-skates workout plan
- An information packet about skates and safety gear
- Our skate shop sponsors’ contact and discount info to get prepared for the first day of class.
Make payments via PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org. The PayPal confirmation number is required on the form. Please include "Fresh Meat Class: RD101" in the payment notes.
Registered skaters (that's you!) will receive a Miami’s Vice City Rollers (MVCR) packet containing:
1. Explanation of Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) basic skills
2. WFTDA rule book
3. What is expected of you as a member of MVCR
4. MVCR merchandise item
1. 18 or older
2. No experience necessary! You just need a willingness to learn.
3. Gear - quad skates, knee pads, elbow pads, wrist guards, mouth guard & helmet (MVCR has some skates, pads and helmets available to borrow on a first-come, first-served basis).
4. Personal medical insurance strongly recommended
FAQ (FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS)
I don't know how to skate, can I still sign up for the class? Absolutely! This class will cover the basic skills you need to become a roller derby skater. You do not need previous experience. All skills levels are welcome.
Do I have to know how to play roller derby? No, you will begin with the basics and progress to learning the rules and basic strategies of the game.
What can I do to get ready? Great question. Roller derby is a physically demanding sport. You will challenge yourself mentally and physically. You can prepare in advance by following our off-skates workout plan, which you will receive from our training director after registration. You will also receive a list of gear you will need, with recommendations and a list of our sponsors, so you can also purchase your gear in advance. You can also start checking out the game! Watch roller derby on YouTube or www.wftda.tv.
Do we skate on the first day? Yes! We have loaner gear and skates available on a first come, first serve basis. Please indicate on the registration form whether you will need skates.
What should I bring on the first day? You should be dressed in comfortable, athletic clothing. You will be working out. Hydrate plenty throughout the day and bring water with you. If you have skates or any of the safety equipment, bring them with you.
Where exactly are you located?
We are at the Suniland Hockey Rink, located next
to the Palmetto Golf Course at 9300 Coral Reef Drive,
on the corner of US-1 and SW 152nd St.
Will there be tryouts? No. You will, however, be assessed on your skills following the six-week course. This will aid you in determining what skills you’ve accomplished and what you need to work on. At the end of the 101 course, skaters will be tested to evaluate their skating skills. Those who pass will move on to RD102 (see "What happens if I pass?" below).
What happens if I fail? Those who do not pass the minimum skills assessment after the six-week program will be able to continue to skate with the team on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm. You will be given a sheet with everything you're going to need to work on. You'd be welcome to come and work on those things on your own on Mondays and Fridays. You will also start Roller Derby 101 again during the next class.
What happens if I pass? Skaters who pass Roller Derby 101 will move on to Roller Derby 102. Roller Derby 102 skaters will be trained on more advanced skills and the class schedule will be on Mondays and Fridays at 7:30 p.m. and Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. Upon passing RD101 and RD102, skaters will become a member of the league and will receive a MVCR shirt with their name on it.
What are some other sources of information about roller derby like YouTube channels or blogs? There are lots of resources out there for roller derby. It is, in fact, a large community. You can check out the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association, Treblemaker909.com, Roller Derby Athletics, ElektraQtion, RDJunkies.
HAVE MORE QUESTIONS? EMAIL TRAINING@MIAMIROLLERDERBY.COM FOR MORE INFO.