Roller derby athletes come in all shapes, sizes, and ages. Some competitors are lifelong athletes. Others have never played a sport. We come from all backgrounds and all walks of life. There are mothers, students, and professionals that play roller derby.
There is no “one-size-fits-all”, when it comes to playing roller derby. You just have to have drive, determination, and the willingness to succeed!
Don’t know how to roller-skate? No problem! We train all levels of skaters. Training happens at our bi-annual Rookie Camps.
Please like us on Facebook. Be on the lookout for our next rookie camp training sessions.
Where you will learn all the basics of roller skating through the sport of roller derby. Once Rookie Camp is complete you will learn advanced skating to scrimmage and compete.
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.