Roller derby athletes come in all shapes, sizes, and ages. Tattoos and piercings are not required: some of us have them and some of us don’t. Some competitors are lifelong athletes, while others have never tried a sport outside of gym class.
You don’t even have to be proficient on roller skates—you learn basic skills in Rookie Camp. After completing Rookie Camp, we learn more advanced skills together. You only need to be determined to succeed and willing to challenge yourself.
Are you ready to join us? Email our Training team: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Identify as a woman
- Be at least 18 years old
- Have health insurance
- Pay monthly league dues: $45
- Purchase WFTDA insurance annually: $75
- Sign an annual liability waiver and non-disclosure agreement
- Commit at least 8 hours per week to the league (more during the spring and summer months)
- Have the correct gear:
“Quad” style roller skates (inline skates are not allowed)
Recommended: the skates that fit best
Because: improperly fitting skates will hold you back and increase risk of injury
Recommended: dual certified helmet
Because: no helmet can prevent concussions, but good helmets can help minimize injury
Because: breathing and communicating are important on the track
Hard protective shell/insert elbow pads
Recommended: a snug, comfortable fit
Because: elbow pads often last longer than other protective gear
Hard protective shell/insert knee pads
Recommended: cushioned function over fashion
Because: you will land on your knees a lot
Hard protective shell/insert wrist guards
Recommended: good palm and stable wrist protection
Because: hand and wrist injuries are fairly common
Do you have what it takes? Email us at email@example.com to learn more about getting started.
If you are moving to the area or want some new teammates, we’re here for you. Please email our Transfer Skater Advocate at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more about transferring to NHRD from another league.