Interested in becoming a Derby Girl? Sign up for Derby! U. The one-day program costs $50, and is open to any women interested in learning more about derby, or in attending the DDG league try outs in June (Date to be determined). Derby U! is required to try out for the league.
No prior skating experience is required.
The event, in the Masonic Temple Drill Hall, 500 Temple St., Detroit, will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 20.
Guest lectures and tips from Robb Dunn (AKA Speedy), USA Roller Sports Speed Skating coach and Detroit Derby Girls coach, will compliment lessons from DDG All-Star travel team skaters such as Lazer Beam and Feta Sleeze.
Attendees are required to provide their own skates, helmet, mouth guard, knee pads, elbow pads and wrist guards.
For more information, or to register, contact DDG Human Resources Department at email@example.com.
SKATER TRYOUTS - DDG tryouts will be held in June, 2013 (dates TBD). You must have attended one of our Derby! U: 101 sessions to qualify. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
It takes a large commitment to be a Detroit Derby Girl. We are a "by the skater, for the skater" organization. This means we do everything ourselves - from fundraising and advertising, to the production of events.
The average skater probably devotes a minimum of 12-15 hours a week to the league, including league practices, team practices, meetings, and events.
You will be responsible for buying your own equipment, purchasing a $60 yearly membership from the WFTDA (our insurance provider), and paying monthly dues (currently $25).
WHAT YOU NEED TO TRY-OUT:
Identification - a copy of your driver's license, State ID, or other legal ID
Pads - elbow pads, knee pads, wrist guards, and a helmet. You also need a mouth guard that can be purchased at any sporting goods store at a minimal price.
Skates - Quad skates only! No roller blades are allowed!
WHAT YOU CAN DO TO PREPARE:
Get in shape - Roller derby is a real, full contact sport. The healthier and stronger you are- the more likely you will be a successful athlete and the less likely you will get hurt!
Learn the rules - The rules of Women's Flat Track Roller Derby can be found at www.wftda.com/rules
Come to our events and Bouts - Check our Schedule for a list of current events.
Please contact email@example.com to reserve your tryout spot or for any other questions.