Roller Derby 101, beginning September 7th!!!

Roller Derby 101, beginning September 7th!!!

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.

$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:
•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.

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: (use our special discount code for 15% of freshmeat packages and 10% regularly priced items: SOMD10) (SMRD Discount code for 10% off: SouthernMarylandRD) (SMRD Discount code for 10% off: rgsderby10) or – 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

Also, don’t forget to visit our Bootcamp website

We play by the WFTDA rule set ( ) 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! . 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