Please note that all, even current members, must apply via this form.
• The skater needs to have completed and passed the Minimum skills tests (practical and theoretical)• The skater needs to be an active league member; either as part of a working group, as an NSO, or have a seat on the board.• Attitude: The skater shall have good team-spirit and always strive to be a good team mate. They shall hold the ambition to promote the development of others and their team.
On top of these fundamental criteria, the following specific criteria will be assessed at the Try-out, and used for weighing skaters against each other.
Specific criteria for admission to the A-team (Army) as an ordinary skater or a crossover, ranked:
• Skills and understanding of game play: The skater has a developed skating technique and understanding of game play. This includes being able to timely read and understand a game play scenario and perform planned strategies.• Attendance: The skater undertakes having at least 75% attendance at practice and meetings during the term, as well as they strive to attend all bouts.• Other training: The skater works out outside of derby at least twice a week.
Specific criteria for the B-team (Brigade):
• Skills and understanding of game play: The skater has a stable skating technique and a basic understanding of game play.• Attendance: The skater undertakes having at least 50% attendance at practice and meetings during the term, as well as they strive to attend all bouts.• Other training: The skater works out outside of derby at least once a week.
ApplicationApplicants apply through an application form. Anyone may apply, but only applications where the fundamental criteria are fulfilled at the time of the Try-out will be processed. For external transferring skaters, the criteria of being an active league member needs to be fulfilled as soon as possible after the transfer has been completed. More on transfers further down.
AssessorsThe group of assessors comprises captains (from the previous term) from each travel team and around four coaches from both travel teams. The group of assessors considers the applicants wishes as well as the above given criteria when placing skaters on the teams.
PracticeThe A- and B-team train together. During practice of game play and other contact drills, the teams will split so to train with their own team and line as far as possible.
The composition of the teams• The A-team is composed of a maximum of 20 skaters. Around six of them are crossovers.• The B-team is composed of around 20 skaters.
CrossoversCrossovers are on both teams’ charters; however, this may vary depending on the rules for the regular season. Crossovers will be put on the A-teams roster when needed, but also have a guarantied opportunity to play with the B-team to gain more track time (they then play under the same criteria as the other players on the B-team). Crossovers will be put in lines in both the A- and B-team, and they will aim to train with both teams at practice.
TransfersTransfers may send in an application to join a travel team. The application may be processed during the duration of the term, and after three guest practices the group of assessors will place the transferring skater in appropriate team.
OtherAll applicants will be contacted on or before the 29th of May and be informed whether they are invited to the Try-out. A final decision on the admissions to the travel teams will be communicated during week 23.