everything you need to know about roller skating and
how become a badass roller derby player!
Enrollment for the 8-week course costs $75* and includes...
An info packet about skates and safety gear
Contact and discount info from our sponsors
Eight weeks of practices, twice weekly
An off-skates work-out plan
Requirements for Enrollment
-Recruits must be 18 years or older
-Skates & safety gear** as described in the info packet
-Personal medical insurance strongly suggested
-NO SKATING/DERBY EXPERIENCE REQUIRED!
*Payments are made through Paypal to ; confirmation number is required on the sign up form. When making payment, please include "Fresh Meat/RD101" in the comments.
**MVCR has some skates, pads, and helmets available to borrow on a first-come, first-serve basis.
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Frequently Asked Questions
I don't know how to skate. Like... at all. 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?
Nope; you will begin with basic skating skills and progress towards learning the rules and strategies of the game.
What can I do to get ready for the class?
Roller derby is physically and mentally demanding. 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 purchase your gear in advance. Finally, you can start checking out the game! Watch roller derby on YouTube or www.wftda.tv.
What should I expect on the first day?
Come dressed in comfortable, athletic clothing because 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 because you will be skating the first day. If you have not purchased your own yet, we will have skates, pads, and helmets available to borrow on a first come first serve basis.
Will there be tryouts to join the team?
No. At the end of the 101 course, skaters will be tested to evaluate their skating skills. This will aid you in determining what skills you’ve accomplished and what you need to work on.
What happens if I pass the final assessment?
Skaters who pass Roller Derby 101 will move on to Roller Derby 102. Roller Derby 102 skaters will begin training with rostered skaters on more advanced skills. 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 happens if I fail the final assessment?
Those who do not pass the minimum skills assessment after the six-week program will be welcome to start Roller Derby 101 again during the next class. In the mean time you may continue skating with the team at Wednesday practices and working on your own on Mondays and Fridays. You will then retest at the end of the next 101 class.
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