Ever picture yourself lining up on the track before the whistle, waiting to hip-check your opponent? Or sprinting up to the back of the pack proudly displaying the jammer star, plotting your course through the sea of blockers? Or maybe you look really good in stripes?
We accept potential new skaters for our Basic Training (BT) program and our next class starts on April 7, 2019. In order to attend BT, you must complete the registration form below.
Referees, Non-Skating Officials (NSOs) and other volunteers are invited to join the league at anytime - no need to wait for a BT class to start! E-mail us for more information.
What to Expect
The first day of Basic Training will be classroom style. You will learn about our league, equipment, roller derby, and what you'll need to succeed. Then, we will start to teach you basic skating skills and introduce you to the sport. You will then progress through different skating levels for your safety.
Please be prepared to bring the following:
A copy of your driver's license
A copy of your primary health insurance (please notify the coach if you do not have health insurance)
If you already have gear (quad skates, helmet, mouth guard, knee pads, wrist pads, elbow pads) please bring it with you. Our coaches can answer any questions you might have and/or check the fit. If you don't have roller derby gear, no worries. We will show you what you'll need and where to purchase it. We have loaner gear to borrow, but cannot guarantee proper sizing or that we will have enough gear for everyone. You will be required to purchase your own gear by the end of your first month of BT.
GRRD offers practices 3 times a week at the Kentwood Fun Spot. Skaters are expected at minimum to attend 50% of available hours of practice. The days and times are as follows:
All skaters are required to purchase Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) insurance and pay league dues. More information will be provided to you on your first day of BT.