Derby School is an 8 week course dedicated to teaching all the skills needed to play roller derby with no previous skating experience required.
Derby School participants will receive:
One-on-One Coaching from the 2016 International WFTDA Division 2 Champions
Access to Safety Gear & Rental Skates (we are asking students to bring a mouth guard and a helmet of their own)
A Blue Ridge Roller Derby t-shirt
The opportunity to watch the Blue Ridge Roller Derby team scrimmage after derby school every Wednesday from 8-9pm
A syllabus & info packet
Access to the derby school facebook group
Strength, self confidence, and a supportive community
If minimum participation is not reached derby school will be cancelled so please bring your friends and don’t be intimidated!
“We were all there at one time, learning to skate can be intimidating, but going back to the rink every week with a supportive group of newbies can be a life-changing experience. In roller derby, these people become your teammates and support network.”
— Derby school training member and Blue Ridge Roller Derby All Star Taylor Chappell aka Tractor Taylor
People of any gender/identity, ages 18+
Wednesdays • 7-9pm • September 18th – November 13th 2019 (from 8-9pm participants will be viewing a typical Blue Ridge Roller Derby full contact practice with scrimmage to help learn the game of roller derby!)