SMRD v Dutchland Crush

SMRD v Dutchland Crush

The rematch of the season between SMRD and Crush happen in Landover, PA.  If you remember earlier this year these two teams met in Waldorf for an intense and very close game but in the end SMRD emerged victorious.  The first match-up wound up giving SMRD their first win not only of the year but also of their career, an exciting time for all really.  Fast forward a handful of months and we have these two teams face-to-face on the floor in Landover.  Through intense skating, sweat and at least one split lip Crush was the winning team this time around.

 

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Block & Roll All Night – Oct.4

Block & Roll All Night – Oct.4

SMRD versus NOVA Roller Derby REMATCH!
Block and Roll All Night!

Southern Maryland Roller Derby rematches with NOVA Roller Derby in their final home bout of the 2015 season on October 4th!!

Doors open at 12:30 pm! The first whistle blows at 1:00pm!

Kids under 12 are free!

Bring a blanket or a chair and see the best action along the adrenaline line!*

There will be a raffle to help support local Girl Scout troops, a fun halftime activity, vendors and concessions!

Show support SMRD by wearing your SMRD gear, or making a sign to support your favorite skater!

We will have bout posters for sale too! Get one and get it signed by your favorite roller girl!!

*Fans under age 12 not allowed within 5ft of the hazard line

 

Click HERE to get your advanced tickets

 

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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 v NOVA Bout

SMRD v NOVA Bout

Roller Derby season is upon us once again.

Southern Maryland Roller Derby went up against NOVA Roller Derby in a tough bout out at the Dulles Sportsplex.

This was the first bout of the season for Southern Maryland and they came out ready for action. The first half was a tough roll between the teams and neither side was willing to give up any points. You couldn’t tell that Southern Maryland was rostering some first time skaters, they were out there holding their own. At the end of the first half the score was close and was still anyones game.

The second half NOVA came out in full force and widened the point gap but SMRD was not ready to throw in the towel.  After a time out and some regrouping the ladies of Southern Maryland hit the track and was able to rekindle some of that ferociousness that was fueling them in the first half.  Their jammers were breaking free and the blockers were channeling Gandalf with a “None shall pass” attitude.  The numbers on the board started to escalate for both teams as the clock started to tick away to nothing.  The last few moments of the game were the most intense with skaters being sent to the penalty box left and right.  Exhaustion starting to overtake everyone on the track but no one was ready to give up the fight for those last available points during the remaining seconds.

Time ran out and the final whistle blew, the bout had come to an end and NOVA had the lead.  It was a tough battle throughout and an exciting watch for the crowd.

 

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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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