SMRD Appears on TheBayNet.com!

SMRD Appears on TheBayNet.com!

SMRD made a recent appearance in one of the dominant Southern Maryland news publications!

Ms. Joy Shrum of TheBayNet.com attended one of our practices – actually, the last practice of our 2016 season – to learn, talk, and take some great pictures!

Check out the article she generated from her experience and look at the photos:

Featured Image courtesy of thebaynet.com.

Roller Derby 101 Begins in January!

Roller Derby 101 Begins in January!

DO YOU WANT TO PLAY ROLLER DERBY? OF COURSE YOU DO!!! DO YOU WANNA REF ROLLER DERBY? OF COURSE YOU DO!


We have revamped our traditional bootcamp into Derby 101! We will teach you everything from putting on gear to skating safety and everything on up to cross-overs and jumps! So come out and SKATE WITH SMRD! All skill levels are welcome!

Derby 101 dates and times:
Date: Monday, January 9th
Time: 7pm-9pm every Monday for 6 weeks
Where: Waldorf Skating Center. The cost is $60.

 

 

Check out our Derby 101 page for the registration process and additional info!!

 

Derby 101

 

SMRD Presents Team Maryland Roller Derby Clinic

SMRD Presents Team Maryland Roller Derby Clinic

Do you have a sad derby-face right now because you just can’t make it to NEDC, ECDX or Rollercon? Well SMRD is here to help with a half-day clinic that is close to home and super affordable!

Join us as we host a roller derby clinic with members of Team Maryland Roller Derby and help them get to State Wars later this year!!!

 

Two sessions will be held (12:00pm-2:00pm and 2:00pm-5:00pm) on Sunday, June 5th featuring different skills during each.

Pricing

1st session (non contact skills)

SKATERS!!!

$10 – on-skates presale

$15 – on-skates at the door

 

2nd session (must be cleared for full contact)

SKATERS

$15 – on-skates presale

$20 – on-skates at the door

 

TRAINERS, COACHES for each session

$5 – off-skates presale

$5 – off-skates at the door

 

Details

1st Session || 12:00-2:00pm (Beginner to Advanced)

Blocking Court:

Hour 1: Agility for speed and an intro to micro-movements

Hour 2: Micro-movements for effective and successful blocking 

Jamming Court:

Hour 1: Speeding you up with proper jamming form

Hour 2: Utilizing smart stops for explosiveness while jamming

 

 

2nd Session || 2:00-5:00pm (advanced to elite):

Blocking Court:

Hour 1: Intro to advanced blocking

Hour 2: Application of advanced blocking skills in game-play scenarios

Jamming Court:

Hour 1: Intro to advanced jamming and techniques for success 

Hour 2: Application of advanced jamming skills in game-play scenarios

LAST HOUR RESERVED FOR SCRIMMAGE

 

Special for Trainers and Coaches!

We’ll be hosting a special one hour off skates clinic from 3pm-4pm “Bench Coaching 101” for ANYONE who purchases an off-skates coach pass!!

Session 1. Jam Coaching

a. Signalling/Communication from the bench

b. To call or not to call – strategies for different scenarios (protecting a lead, trapping a jammer, playing catch-up, etc.)

c. Time outs and Official Reviews.

 

2. Lineup Coaching

a. choosing a pack – factors for strong, successful pairings

b. lineup and jammer rotations – keeping players fresh and using the whole bench

c. maintaining a calm bench – getting players focused.

 

Sign up here! 

 

Come learn with Team Maryland All-Stars and help them get to State Wars!!!

 

SMRD Supports Warrior Dash

SMRD Supports Warrior Dash

SMRD Members and Friends are supporting the 2016 Warrior Dash in Mechanicsville, MD!  We’ll be volunteering around the event, so stop and say hi if you see us!

Warrior Dash is the obstacle course race that anyone can start and everyone can finish. With over two and a half million participants worldwide since 2009, we’ve reinvented the concept of a 5k run and created a revolution: Warrior Nation. Whether you’re an elite athlete or just beginning the challenge, you’ll conquer 12 world-class obstacles like Goliath and Fisherman’s Catch, wade across wooded lakes, and venture through mud-caked backroads as you make your loop to the finish line. You’ll be rewarded with a finisher medal (that doubles as a wall-mountable bottle opener), a sweet t-shirt, fuzzy Warrior helmet, and ice cold beer. Head to the post-race party to relive the course with friends, dance to music, and celebrate your decision to leave your normal weekend in the mud.

Want more info?  Visit https://www.warriordash.com/