What you need to know for Derby 101


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 6 week course, designed to cover all the basic skating skills required for roller derby, for both athletes and referees.

 

What: Derby 101 || $60 || Individual skills

When: Monday 9 January 2017 || 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm for 6 weeks

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

 

What: Derby 201 || $60 || Contact skills

When: Monday 27 February 2017 || 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm for 6 weeks

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

 

How to sign up for Derby 101

  1. Southern Maryland Roller Derby Application – Please fill this out first.
    • Waivers and additional information will be emailed to you once we’ve received your registration form.
    • You MUST bring completed waivers to the first day of boot camp
  2. $60 boot camp fee for each level (two levels)
    • 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

 

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.
    • Required gear:
      • 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.

 

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.

 

Shopping:

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.

  • Department of Skate @ 519 H St., NW Suite 50, Washington, DC 20001  •  202-642-4SK8
  • 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

 

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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