Training Camp

 

Fall 2019 Session Starts 9/29!

 

The first day of Training Camp for new recruits starts bright and early at 9AM on Sunday, September 29th at Champ's Rollerdrome (9851 La Grange Rd). If you cannot attend the first day of camp, this session will accept new recruits for up to 2 weeks after the Training Camp begins (OCT. 13). Can't make it to the first day? Email DCRGTrainingCamp@DerbyCityRollerGirls.com and we'll  send you our training camp info packet.

Interested in learning more about training camp? Come have a drink with us at Mile Wide Brewing Company on Friday, September 13th from 7:30-9:30PM! You can learn all about the Derby City Roller Girls' upcoming Training Camp Session, Becoming an Official on or off Skates, and Volunteer Opportunities!! Ask us any questions you may have while getting to meet some of the people you will be working and/or training with! We will have info packets full of specially curated camp info and Roller Derby beginner resources available for interested skaters to take home before camp begins.  

Are you looking for a fun and positive way to stay in shape?

Would you like to connect with other like-minded women?

Have you ever wanted to play a sport, but never found the right one for you?

 

Let us know!

Click here to sign-up.

No experience required.

You provide the gear, we provide the training to turn you into a Derby City Roller Girl!

Our Training Camp welcomes any person (age 18+ and whose gender identity conforms to the WFTDA gender policy) that has an interest in learning about roller derby! We welcome recruits of all shapes and sizes to try our Training Camp and see if roller derby is right for you.

 

While no experience is needed to join our Training Camp, please remember that roller derby is a full contact sport. You will be expected to work hard and in close proximity to other skaters. Roller derby practice will incorporate drills that focus on strength training, cardio, high intensity interval training (HIIT), and more. Some training will be exclusively on skates, while some will be off skates.

DCRG highly encourages interested recruits to develop some form of regular fitness routine prior to and during your time in Training Camp to get the most out of your time with us. Please refer to your doctor or physician for assistance with developing an appropriate workout plan that is right for you.

More importantly, visit your local roller rink and start skating!

Required Gear

+ Photo ID (18+ only) +

Proof of health insurance

Comfortable athletic clothing

Quad roller skates w/ toe stop

Skate or hockey helmet

Mouth guard

Knee pads

Elbow pads

Wrist guards

Water bottle

+ Positive attitude +

Dues and Other Fees

Recruits should expect to pay monthly dues as well as purchase an annual Accident Medical Insurance policy through WFTDA.

 

Quad skate rentals are available via Champ's rental shop for a small, per-practice fee.

 

All other fees will be discussed on the first day of Training Camp. Please contact us if you have concerns about cost. We will work with you as best we can to insure participation for anybody who wants to join DCRG.
 

Training Camp Schedule

Champ's Rollerdrome

9851 La Grange Rd

Louisville, KY 40223

On Skates*

Sunday     9:00am - 11:00am

Monday    8:30pm - 10:30pm

Off Skates*

Thursday     8:30pm - 10:30pm

*All practices are CLOSED to the general public.

Training Camp Skater Testimonial

I was anything but a proficient skater when I decided to join DCRG’s Training Camp-- the last time I was on skates was probably somebody’s ninth birthday party. I was intimidated showing up to my first day of boot camp, but it turned out to be one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. I was one of the least experienced skaters there, but nobody made fun of me. Nobody counted me out. The DCRG community has been so patient and welcoming both on and off the track. With hard work and a lot of help from my amazing teammates, I’ve become one of the latest recruits to pass assessments and join the team. It hasn’t been easy; I’ve had to put in a lot of hours both on the track and extra workouts off. Not to mention the mental effort I’ve spent trying to replace “I can’t” in my vocabulary with “I haven’t yet.” The learning experience and the wonderful community of badass women I’ve gained has made it all worth it: every early Sunday morning, every sleep-deprived Tuesday at work, every weird fall, and all of the sore legs in the world are worth it.

- Eliza / DescriptaVixen -

DCRG Training Camp Graduate