East Lansing Roller Derby's7 week, 15 session Roller Derby basic skills training boot camp
ORIENTATION : Sunday, January 7th6:30-8:30 PMCourt One Training Center (7868 Old M-78 Rd, East Lansing, MI 48823)Join us at a meet & greet East Lansing Roller Derby practice where you will meet the team, receive a brief introduction of expectations, have an opportunity to ask questions, watch a practice and if needed, get fitted for loaner gear.
Boot Camp SessionsFirst day of camp - TBDLast day of camp - TBDHome Bout Welcome Aboard - Saturday, March 3rdSkills Testing - TBD
Times & LocationsTime/location are TBD - we are still finalizing last minute details with our venue! Estimated boot camp start date is January 21st
COST$75 due day 1 of camp or upon registration[accepting cash or check or online payment to Paypal email@example.com]
NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! We will teach you everything you need to know.All women over the age of 18 years are eligible to join East Lansing Roller Derby. Will consider men (all ages) and girls (ages 15-17 on a case by case basis). This would be to officiate as a referee or Non-Skating officialFor more info contact firstname.lastname@example.org
*Gear is required to be purchased ahead of time, however we do have some loaner gear available. The items you will need are:-Derby Quad Skates-Helmet-Knee pads-Elbow pads-Wrist Guard-Mouth Guard**Visit our friends at All About Derby to pick up all your roller derby needs!
East Lansing Roller Derby – Mitten Mavens are pleased to announce our 2018 Basic Skills Roller Derby Boot Camp – Winter session. No prior experience is necessary in order to participate. That includes never having skated before. No really, we’re serious. You wouldn’t believe the number of people who come in with ZERO experience and move on to become some of our best skaters. During our boot camp we teach you proper skating form and stance, agility, game play, strategy and everything in between that will allow you to become a successful and safe skater. The boot camp is run by members of our coaches and training staff, accompanied by help from the current Mitten Mavens veteran skaters. Our system is built to develop skaters to their full potential, regardless of prior skill experience and ability, never limiting or discriminating against any member. Ever. Our organization values a collective learning approach to provide unique perspectives from a unified mission of a core leadership group. We feel this diverse learning experience provides participants the best possible opportunity to flourish in a safe and positive environment.
Basic Skills Boot Camp is run twice a week for 7 consecutive weeks. The first 3.5 weeks is a 101 style, level 1 beginner course. It is required that all boot camp participants complete the 101 training. Don't worry if you don't pass right away, we offer 101 level training continually throughout the season. After the completion of the Level 1 -101, skaters move onto Levels 2 & 3 consecutively, followed by a minimum skills test at the conclusion of the boot camp. The boot camp is designed to prepare participants to take the WFTDA minimum skills test at the conclusion of the boot camp instruction.
Skaters progressively learn the skills required to play roller derby in three sections. Skills learned are;Stopping (Plow, Knee Drop, T-stop)Speed controlIncreased enduranceProper falling form & how to fallKeeping up with a pacelineAdvanced agilityStrides, pushing and crossoversPack work (skating in a group)Full Contact - Hitting (receiving and giving)Roller Derby stanceEndurance drills (27/5)Advanced rules/ strategyTurning around/ Skating backwardsToe stop (control, stepping, lateral)WFTDA minimum skills testSkating around people/ avoidingPositional blockingJumping & LandingBasic game play & strategyMinimal Contact (leaning)Assists (whips and pushes)
Completing Boot Camp
Participants of this camp have the option, once the camp has been completed, to join the East Lansing Roller Derby league whether they pass through all of their skills or not. Participants have a number of ways to get involved with the league;
Mitten Mavens –Women’s Roller Derby TeamWomen who are 18 or older are eligible to join the Mitten Mavens. Everyone 18 or older is eligible to official (Referee and Non-Skating Official)
Upon completion of the camp, joining our league is not a requirement. That’s why we welcome other leagues to send their freshmeat skaters to also participate in the program. Overall, our goal is to promote the sport, safety and help everyone become their full potential.
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Disclaimer: After completion of full boot camp, a minimum skills test will be taken. Those who pass will be eligible for full contact with the Women's Flat Track team (Lansing Mitten Mavens). Both teams are part of the East Lansing Roller Derby league. All participants are eligible to become ELRD members and begin to pay dues. Participants who do not pass can continue to practice and work towards completing skills with ELRD teams, and take skills test again during next testing cycle. ELRD has a rolling admissions policy and typically re-test skaters who have not yet passed 2-4 times per year.
*YOU are NOT required to join at the completion of the camp. This means if you intend to skate with a different league, you are still welcome to attend in order to gain the beginner skills necessary to become a skills tested skater for your league.