Practices are on Tuesday and Thursday nights @ 6:30pm to 9:00pm and held at Crazy Skates. Practices are open to all skaters (new and seasoned).
Limited gear will be available at practice. Gear is required to skate.
New skaters will focus on learning the basics of roller skating, derby skills, and endurance for the sport. All new skaters will have their skills assessed periodically to determine if they are ready to advance into learning additional skills to ultimately being eligible to skate in league scrimmages and games (We call those "Bouts".).
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If you have been wanting to try roller derby or just wondering what WTRD is all about, why not NOW?
50% fun & 50% work (but really 100% fun-work).
Be ready to strap on the gear and skates to learn how to skate then how to fall safely for you and other skaters. The practices, on and off skates, will contain crosstraining basics.
The gear required are quad skates (obviously, a pair of skates; one for each foot.), helmet, elbow pads, knee pads, wrist guards, and mouth guard.
Safety is of the utmost importance in any sport, and skating is not an exception. All types of skating require a certain level of physical fitness and safety measures. Roller derby is very much a contact sport with the potential for injury. There is a high level of importance placed on dealing with injuries, tips for training, and the use of protective gear. Mouth guards and helmets protect skaters from getting a concussion, pads protect against bodily injury, and more options of protective wear allow for a more safe skate.
Strengthening your core is a major gain in skating. By doing exercises other than skating that uses your whole body, without a focus on the same muscle groups you are used to, aids in balance. Repetitively working on the same muscles over and over can actually be detrimental to those muscles. Cross-training is highly recommended for skaters. Endurance cross-training can help easing into the sport.