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

 

Roller Derby 101, beginning September 7th!!!

Roller Derby 101, beginning September 7th!!!

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: Wednesday, September 7th
Time: 7pm-9pm every Sunday for 6 weeks
Where: Waldorf Skating Center. The cost is $60.

How to sign up for Bootcamp
Southern Maryland Roller Derby Application – Please fill this out first if you have not done so already. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1qS-IJ2CPLokLtgg6TaLHSsFjgDHBCFboIvxR6INHDz0/viewform

$60 Derby 101 Fees – How to Pay
•This Brown Paper Ticket link
•Must bring cash, check, money order, or cashier’s check made out to Southern Maryland Roller Derby, Inc. ($25 fee on returned checks)

What to bring to Bootcamp
Mandatory to skate at Bootcamp:
•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:
Wear tennis shoes and athletic clothing (long pants, leggings or tights are recommended to avoid rink rash).

Prior skating experience is awesome, but not a requirement.

A high level of physical fitness is not necessary, 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, tennis courts 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:

http://www.bruisedboutique.com/onlinestore/ (use our special discount code for 15% of freshmeat packages and 10% regularly priced items: SOMD10)

www.wickedskatewear.com (SMRD Discount code for 10% off: SouthernMarylandRD)

www.rollergirlskates.com (SMRD Discount code for 10% off: rgsderby10)

www.ebay.com or www.craigslist.com – Check out lightly used gear

If you have any questions on gear, please email recruiting and we’ll get ya squared away.

We are also lucky enough to have two brick and mortar derby shops within driving distance.

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

Extra info
Websites to stay in touch

Join our Forum to stay connected with each other and the rest of the team. It’s a great place to ask about gear!!!
&
Join our Facebook recruit group for great clips and tips we find on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/groups/432495963427570/

Also, don’t forget to visit our Bootcamp website
http://somdrollerderby.org/bootcampinfo/

We play by the WFTDA rule set ( http://wftda.com/ ) and are the only competitive WFTDA league in Southern Maryland and the only league that could be ranked. WFTDA’s website also has a TON of archive bouts that you can watch! http://wftda.tv/archives/ . Take a look and see what derby is really all about!

Watch on our main facebook page for things in the future! We have games, events, practices that are open to the public and more coming up! Facebook will be the place with the newest information. Be sure to turn on notifications for our page to stay up to date.SMRD_BOOTCAMP_FALL2016_fb

SMRD Bootcamp || 2015 Fall Session

SMRD Bootcamp || 2015 Fall Session

Roller Derby Bootcamp

Hosted by Southern Maryland Roller Derby!

http://somdrollerderby.org/bootcampinfo/

 

The first women’s flat track roller derby league in Southern Maryland is proud to roll out its seventh 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 six bootcamps!  We teach all skaters- from beginner to experienced – all of the skills that make up the foundation of roller derby!

Our bootcamp is split into two levels:

  • In level one, we cover individual skater skills like skating, crossovers, one foot glides, falling safely, stopping safely, speed starts and so much more!
  • In level two, the fun begins and we cover contact skills like blocking, hip/shoulder/back checks, whips, assists and skating with your pack!

 

Things to remember…

  • Must have all safety gear (helmet // elbow, wrist and knee pads // mouthguard).
  • Must bring primary form of medical insurance and government issued ID.
  • Must submit registration application to get a spot.
  • Must pay to skate // Pre-paid tickets available through Brown Paper Tickets .
    • Cash or check at the door for $60.
  • Skaters who successfully complete level one are eligible to sign up for level two.

 

Come out and Meet the skaters!!!

Want to meet and skate with us before bootcamp and get any other questions answered????

 

    • Come skate with us at Waldorf Skate Center August 11th or August 18th!!!
    • Trainers will be on hand to answer your questions
    • We’ll also have derby gear on display so you can see some of the various brands available

 

SMRD 2015 Spring Bootcamp

SMRD 2015 Spring Bootcamp


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!

Who: YOU!!!

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:

  1. In level one, we cover individual skater skills like skating, crossovers, one foot glides, falling safely, stopping safely, speed starts and so muchmore!
  2. In level two, the fun begins and we cover contact skills like blocking, hip/shoulder/back checks, whips, assists and skating with your pack!

Important information

  1. Must have all safety gear (helmet // elbow, wrist and knee pads // mouthguard).
  2. Must have primary form of medical insurance and government issued ID.
  3. Must submit registration application to get a spot, receive follow-up instructions and detailed directions to venue.

Payment

Cash or check at the door for $60 and only $50 through Brown Paper Tickets for a limited time.

In closing…

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!

WFTDA Apprenticeship Program

WFTDA Apprenticeship Program

We are proud to announce that Southern Maryland Roller Derby has been accepted into the WFTDA Apprenticeship Program! So much hard work has gotten us to this point and we are so grateful for this opportunity.  Find the official announcement here!

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