Join us!! We have cookies!!

Ways to join SMRD!

Our league is made up of a diverse group of people! We are a league of skaters and referees, and  non-skating members, some of who also help as non-skating officials, NSOs (the pink shirts!). Want to learn about derby and contribute but just cannot skate at the moment, join us as a NSO! We could not run our bouts without you, click here to email the SMRD Recruiter who can get you set up!

If you have roller derby experience and are looking to transfer, or just want to drop in, you can email the SMRD Training Director to learn the details!

If you have little skating experience or want to learn to referee, we can teach you how in Derby 101! Scroll down to find out more about Derby 101 with Southern Maryland Roller Derby!


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: Fall 2018, details TBA

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: Fall 2018, details TBA

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: Current session is full, and we cannot wait for you to meet our badass new skaters & league members!

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


10042015 - SMRD v NOVA-59-2

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

Our head ref, Ducky Do Right, leads a discussion!

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 Derby 101.  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.


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.



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

06142015 - SMRD v YCDD 47

Bout Schedule

SMRD 2018 Game Schedule:

April14th AWAY vs Mid Atlantic Roller Derby, VA
May 2th Away vs York, PA
Jun 9th Home vs Mason Dixon Roller Vixens
July 21st Home vs Charm City Trouble Makers
Sept 15 Home vs Southern DE Roller Girls
Oct 13th AWAY @ Salisbury Roller Girls


Sign Up for our eNewsletter Keep up to date on the latest happenings.

Latest Tweets

Derby 101 Summary

Want to read the day to day breakdown?  Go ahead and download it!
Download the summary