Gotham Girls Roller Derby, the world’s top ranked women’s flat track roller derby league, wants to teach you the joy of their fast-skating hard-hitting sport. Our winter basic training session offers you the chance to learn how to skate and play roller derby in a safe, supportive, fun environment with coaching from some of the best roller derby skaters in the world. If your goals include fun, fitness, or learning a new sport, we’d love to have you.
Gotham Girls Basic Training is the place for anyone interested in learning the sport of roller derby, trying out for a derby league, interested in being a referee, or just working on your skating and skills for overall fitness and fun. All levels are welcome!
Eligibility: Ages 18+, women and men for levels 1-2, women only for level 3.
Length: 10 week session, April 1 – June 10
(Classes are cumulative, and are purchased as a single 10-week package.)
Level 1: New to roller skating or roller derby? No previous skating skills are required; however, you must be able to make it around the track without holding on to walls or people. Level 1 will teach you the fundamentals of skating to ensure that it is safe for you to start making contact. Practices will cover basic skating skills, land drills for general fitness, and introductory roller derby skills. Women and men are welcome at these practices. Assessments are conducted at the end of the 10 week program to determine if you are ready to move on to Level 2. Saturdays, 9-11 a.m. More info/Sign up for Level 1 here!
Level 2: Basic Training Level 2 is for women and men whose basic skating skills — form, crossovers, stops, starts, and safe falls — are already strong and who are ready to add some contact. In order to sign up for this class, you must have previously taken a GGRD Basic Training Level 2 or passed the Winter Skills Assessment. Saturdays, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. More info/Sign up for Level 2 here!
Level 3: Ready to play some roller derby? Scrimmage in Level 3! Basic Training Level 3 is for women only, ages 18+, and focuses on improving your skills in game scenarios. In order to sign up for this class, you must have previously taken a GGRD Basic Training Level 2 class and been cleared for Basic Training 3. Saturdays, 1-3 p.m. More info/Sign up for Level 3 here!
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