Roller Derby for Girls 6-18: Winter Session Starts Soon

By: Gotham Girls Roller Derby

Girls 6-17 can learn to play the hard-hitting sport of roller derby through the Gotham Girls Junior Derby program. Learn this fierce, fun team sport and the skating skills needed to succeed from the league that’s a five-time world champion in the Women’s Flat Track Roller Derby Association. Through our training, GGJD aims to empower skaters by bringing together girls and young women from diverse communities and helping develop their self-confidence, leadership skills, healthy decision-making, athleticism and overall fitness.

All sessions start the week of January 7. Girls with no roller derby experience must first complete our Basics & Beginners class for their age group before joining Apple Seeds, Apple Blossoms, or Big Apples.

Classes are cumulative and must be purchased as a single 10- or 11-week session (depending on class purchased)

More information about Junior Roller Derby at GGRD

Winter Session Class Options:

Basics & Beginners: Learn to skate from the Gotham Girls Roller Derby coaches! If you are a female between the ages of 6 and 17 years and want to learn to skate and play roller derby, this is the class for you!

We will cover roller skating basics and introductory roller derby skills. You will need your own skates, knee pads, elbow pads, wrist guards, helmet, and mouthguard. We have some loaner gear but must know ahead of time if you’ll need it, availability is not guaranteed.

No skating skills are necessary, but you must be able to make it around the track without holding onto walls or people.

At the end of the session, there will be a Skills Assessment to determine scrimmage readiness, which will allow movement up into our advanced classes.

Sign up for Basics & Beginners Ages 6-11

Sundays, 9-10 a.m.

Session runs: Sunday Jan 8 – Sunday March 19

Sign up for Basics & Beginners age 12-17

Thursdays, 5 – 7 p.m.

Session runs: Thursday, Jan 12 – Thursday March 16


Advanced Junior Roller Derby Classes

Sign up for Apple Seeds (age 6-8)

Sundays, 9-10 a.m.

Session: Jan 8 – March 19th


Sign up for Apple Blossoms (age 9-11)

Thursdays, 5-7 p.m. (all levels), Saturdays, 3-4:30 p.m.

Session: Jan 7 – March 30th


Sign up for Big Apples (age 12-17)

Thursdays, 5-7 p.m. (all levels), Saturdays, 4-6 p.m., Tuesdays, 5-7 p.m.

Session: Jan 7 – March 30th



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