Here’s where the derby world starts. Fresh meat.
The following is information is for women who want to be skaters.
It also pertains to men and women who want to be referees. Our refs also go through a portion of the “fresh meat” training in order to be safe on their skates.
Fresh meat is the training process all roller derby skaters must go through before joining a team. All fresh meat graduates will be placed on a home team.
Roller derby is a real sport with real injuries. Training to meet minimum requirements is crucial. NCRD fresh meat training is an 8-12 week collection of modules that cover everything from stopping and falling to blocking and jamming.
Refs will also go through basic and intermediate roller skating skills training.
Skaters and refs have to be 18 or over. Any body type, fitness level, skill or experience is welcome. NCRD accepts anyone willing to put time and heart into roller derby. We will work with you to gain endurance, strength and balance.
We practice hard and we give it 100%. Derby is not for the faint of heart. Real hits can cause real injuries.
Each skater is required to be insured. NCRD insures its skaters through CRDi (Canadian Roller Derby Insurance). The cost is $50/yr. CRDi offers extra insurance provided by The Pack is Here. Our NCRD insurance rep can help you chose what insurance option is best for you.
You will need to fill out the form CRDi Membership application 2012 Form C and provide a photocopy of a government issued ID.
CRDi Canadian Roller Derby Insurance website:
Referees must also purchase insurance.
League membership is $50/mo.
For the first two months of fresh meat you are invited to “try out” derby at a reduced cost of $25/mo. This gives you a chance to make sure roller derby is right for you. After the two months you will be asked to pay full dues like the big girls.
Referees do not pay dues.
Our practice facility is at the Old Navy League Hall and we bout in Azilda.
Nickel City Roller Derby members travel from all corners of our fair northern city; Hanmer, Chelmsford, Azilda, Lively, Minnow Lake, Downtown, Wanup… we do it because we love it! There are carpool options between league members.
After the 8-12 week training process, skaters must pass minimum requirements physical and written tests. These tests are governed and set by the WFTDA (Women’s Flat Track Derby Association).
For more information visit their website: wftda.com
We are a small league, if you are not ready for testing we may extend our training to accommodate the group or invite you to come back for the next fresh meat. Plenty of one on one training is also available.
Gear you must have for fresh meat:
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When our fresh meat training modules begin, they are held on Wednesday nights. Check our website for date and time updates or email email@example.com.
No problem! Just send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, and our Membership Committee will be more than happy to answer any question you have about fresh meat, NCRD, or Roller Derby.