Roller Derby Bootcamp
Hosted by Southern Maryland Roller Derby!
The first women’s flat track roller derby league in Southern Maryland is so proud to roll out its sixth bootcamp for one of the fastest growing sports in America…Roller Derby!!!
The SMRD bootcamp outline is inspired by Punchy O’Guts, one of the greatest trainers known to Roller Derby, and has been used in our past five bootcamps! We teach all skaters- from beginner to experienced – all of the skills that make up the foundation of roller derby!
What: Learn how get going in Roller Derby! How cool is that?
Where: Lvl 1 will be held @ Charles County Fairgrounds, La Plata, MD; Lvl 2 will be held at Capital Clubhouse in Waldorf, MD.
When: Lvl 1 runs from 2Feb – 9Mar; Lvl 2 runs from 23Mar – 27Apr.
Our bootcamp is split into two six week sessions:
- In level one, we cover individual skater skills like skating, crossovers, one foot glides, falling safely, stopping safely, speed starts and so muchmore!
- In level two, the fun begins and we cover contact skills like blocking, hip/shoulder/back checks, whips, assists and skating with your pack!
- Must have all safety gear (helmet // elbow, wrist and knee pads // mouthguard).
- Must have primary form of medical insurance and government issued ID.
- Must submit registration application to get a spot, receive follow-up instructions and detailed directions to venue.
Cash or check at the door for $60 and only $50 through Brown Paper Tickets for a limited time.
Check out our awesome Bootcamp info page for even more details about this amazing sport and read this amazing blog by one of our recent graduates to see what it’s about from a fresh perspective!
And to all al good Jam.
Be safe this holiday season and we will see you next year!
Don’t Miss It!!
January 10th, 4pm at Olde Town Pub in Leonardtown, MD
Come out and meet some of the members, skaters and trainers and see what gear looks, learn how to shop for gear and ask any other questions you may have!
Join us after the Q&A for during the open skate at Leonardtown Hall! It’s only $5 to get in and $2.50 for skate rental 🙂
Season’s Beatings in an annual roller derby event hosted by the River City Roller Girls in Richmond, VA. This will be the third year in a row that Southern Maryland Roller Derby will be attending the event with both skaters and league volunteers. Season’s Beatings is a one day event in which all skaters are randomly rostered and scrimmage against each other; each scrimmage is 30 minutes long and broken down into 2 minute jams. We here at SMRD are super excited to get on the track to play against other amazing derby girls and also practice everything we have been learning since our last bout! We hope to see you there!
Did you know that roller derby season is coming to an end? It is true and a very sad for all of us roller derby enthusiasts. As the season is coming to a close, Southern Maryland Roller Derby played in one last bout this past Sunday against the Salisbury WikomIkazis. It was a wonderful ending to the very first bout season ever played by Southern Maryland Roller Derby.
The Salisbury Wikomikazis is a formidable team, only a year older than SMRD, with wonderful spirit and some amazing players. The game was hosted by the Wikomikazis and played on their home track in Salisbury, MD. The track was new to some of us SMRDers (a wood court), and it definitely took some adjusting to.
Personally, one of the most exciting things was not only was this the last bout of the season for us but for Bunny Blaze, Carbomb Kelly and myself (JuiceBox), we all played for the first time with the team. Bunny Blaze, Carbomb Kelly and myself all graduated from the same bootcamp, spring of 2014, and were BEYOND excited to be playing with the team!
We fought hard against the Wikomikazis, gave it our all and came out learning a few new things. We hope to be able to take this last bout into the off season with us and really amp up our training for the next bouting season to start next spring. This off season we will not only be doing our usual training, but we hope to mix in some cross training in the gym to add a new dynamic and really jump start us for next season.
This year we finished our first bouting season, completed two bootcamps, and got our 501c3 (nonprofit). We did so much! We have big hopes for next year and hope you’ll join us for the ride
P.S. A big thanks to Jason Walter, who shot these amazing images!