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SMRD Derby 101 Information:

Let’s talk Roller Derby and how exciting it is to become involved with this emerging dynamic sport!!

What is Derby 101?  It’s an intense 12 hour course, designed to cover all the basic skating skills required for roller derby, for both athletes and referees.

What: Derby 101 || $75 in advance || Individual skills

When: Oct 30th, Nov 2nd, 6th, 9th, 13th and 16th  || 7-9 PM

Where: Waldorf Skate Center , 3410 Leonardtown Rd, Waldorf, MD 20601


What is Derby 201?? In Derby 201, you will learn how to skate in a pack, how to make legal contact and how to avoid those hits.  Sounds like fun, no???

What: Derby 201 || $75 || Contact skills ((By invite only after satisfactorily completing Derby 101))

When: Nov 27th, 30th, Dec 4th, 7th, 11th and 14th || 7- 9 PM

Where: Waldorf Skate Center , 3410 Leonardtown Rd, Waldorf, MD 20601


What is Derby 301? ok, now that you have learned all about how to SKATE like a derby girl, now it’s time to learn HOW TO DERBY!!!!

What: Derby 301 || $80 || How to Play Derby ((By invite only after satisfactorily completing Derby 201))

When: Jan 8th, 11th, 15th, 18th, 22nd, 25th, 29th and Feb 1st  || 7- 9 PM

Where: Waldorf Skate Center , 3410 Leonardtown Rd, Waldorf, MD 20601


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How to sign up for Derby 101

  1. Southern Maryland Roller Derby Application – fill this out first.
    • Waivers and additional information will be emailed to you once we’ve received your registration form.
  2. $75 boot camp fee for each level (two levels)
    • GET YOUR TICKETS EARLY!! Our price for level one goes up to $90 on October 1st, 2017.  
    • Cash, check, money order, or cashier’s check made out to Southern Maryland Roller Derby, Inc. ($25 fee on returned checks)
    • Pre paid on Brown Paper Tickets
    • Fees for 201 and 301 will be collected on the first day of each session

What to bring to Derby 101

  • Mandatory Admin items to skate at Derby 101:
    • Must be 18 or older.  There is no age cap.
    • Primary medical insurance is mandatory for all skaters and referees.
    • Bring your government photo ID and primary insurance card.
    • Mandatory gear to skate at Bootcamp.  No Gear = No Skating.  No exceptions.
      • Helmet
      • Mouth guard
      • Wrist guards, elbow and knee pads
      • Quad speed skates ((Referees may use inline skates))
    • Optional gear:
      • Butt pads || Tailbone guard || Shin guards
  • Water or sports drinks and snacks to refuel.

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Additional helpful  information:

  1. Athletic clothing (long pants, leggings or tights are recommended to avoid rink rash).
  2. Prior skating experience is awesome, but not a requirement.
  3. A high level of physical fitness is not necessary initially, only the willingness to improve.   Extra exercise and/or training will benefit you as an athlete.  It is recommended that you:
  • Visit open skates to get acquainted with your skater legs
  • Go outside!  Skate in parking lots, on paved trails and/or concrete pads.
  • Work on exercises that target and strengthen the quads and hamstrings, i.e., one leg balancing, squats, lunges, and donkey kicks.
  • Do sit ups and squats.  Lots of them.  Build up your core and leg muscles.

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There are several websites that offer “rookie” packages where you can get your complete setup (required gear and skates) for a couple hundred bucks.  These are just a few sites:


We are also lucky enough to have three brick and mortar derby shops in the area.

  • As the Bearing Turns @ 14 East Baltimore St., Greencastle, PA 17225  •  717-830-3366
  • Derby Star Pro Shop @ 7820-E Wormans Mill Rd., Frederick, MD 21701  •  301-663-0007

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Bout Schedule

SMRD 2017 Game Schedule:

March 25 – HOME (Double Header) vs. DCRG Capital Offenders
April 1 – AWAY vs. Rocktown Rollers
May 13 – AWAY vs. Southern DE Roller Girls
June 10- HOME vs. Fredericksburg Roller Derby
July 22- HOME vs. Salisbury RG Wicomikazi's
August 19- HOME vs. Charm City Trouble Makers
September 16- HOME vs. Diamond State Roller Derby
October 7- AWAY vs. Morgantown Roller Vixens
October 29- AWAY vs. HARD


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