JOIN DERBY 101!
Here’s where the derby world starts. Derby 101.
The following is information is for women and men who want to be skaters. It also pertains to men and women who want to be referees. Our refs also go through the “Derby 101” training in order to be safe on their skates.
WHAT THE HECK IS DERBY 101?
Derby 101 is the training process all roller derby skaters must go through before joining a team. All Derby 101 graduates will be placed on a home team. Derby 101 is our 8 week training program designed to teach you the basics skills and knowledge you need to become a roller derby player or referee.
Refs will also go through basic and intermediate roller skating skills training.
We practice hard and we give it 100%. Derby is not for the faint of heart.
WHO CAN JOIN?
Pretty much everyone! Our adult program (which runs on Thursdays) is 17 and up. 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.
After the 8 week training program, all skaters must pass the minimum requirements of on skates skills and a written test of the rules. These tests are governed and set by the WFTDA (Women’s Flat Track Derby Association).
For more information, visit their website: wftda.com
Each skater is required to be insured. NCRD insures its skaters through WFTDI (World Flat Track Derby Insurance). The cost is $56/yr.
You will need to purchase insurance prior to skating with us on Thursday nights or prior to playing in a bout. *Referees must also purchase insurance.*
WFTDi World Flat Track Derby Insurance website:
The 8 week program has a flat fee of $100. After Derby 101 is over, monthly membership is $50/month.
Referees are crucial volunteers to the league and so do not pay dues.
Our practice facility is at the NCU Community Center (300 Wessex) and when we bout, it is at the same location.
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.
NCU COMMUNITY CENTER, CURLING RINK AREA. 300 WESSEX ST.
WHEN IS IT?
When our Derby 101 training modules begin, they are held on
THURSDAY nights from 6:45pm – 7:45pm
(With regular Derby Practice going on from 7:30pm to 9:30pm)
Check our website for date and time updates or email firstname.lastname@example.org.