Want to skate for Boston Roller Derby? We’d love to have you! We have a few different training programs throughout the year. To help us find the right program for you please fill out the following form, or contact our Recruitment Representative with any questions: BRD Training Information Request
SKILLS Training Program
Whether you are looking to learn the basics of derby in a casual environment, or want to become a full league member, our SKILLS Training Program is the place for you. During the roller derby season, we offer either a non-contact Skills or beginner contact Skills+ twelve-week class to interested skaters. Skaters can progress from Skills through Skills+ up to league member by passing assessments throughout the program.
Our next Skills class begins on March 16.
Skills meets weekly on Saturdays from 9am – 11am and Mondays 7:30pm – 9:30pm.
Prerequisite: Skills or prior derby experience
Our next Skills+ class begins on March 18.
Skills+ meets weekly on Mondays from 7:30pm – 9:30pm, and with the non-contact session on Saturdays from 9am – 11am.
The Boston Roller Derby Training Camp is our official entrance program: we offer a yearly 10-12 week camp for new skaters and transfers interested in joining the league. Any beginning skater interested in joining Boston Roller Derby can apply for a space in the training camp. Skaters must be least 18 years old and have their own primary insurance before they will be allowed to begin practices. BRD welcomes any skater who identifies as female, transgender, intersex and/or gender expansive if women’s flat track roller derby is the version and composition of roller derby with which they most closely identify (see the WFTDA policy).
Fall 2018 Training Camp has ended, check back for details on the 2019 session which will begin in the fall!
If you are looking to join BRD from another league you can do so at any time during the year. Email our Transfer Skater Liaison for more information.
WHERE TO GET YOUR GEAR
Roller derby is a full-contact sport played on quad roller skates, and as such, you need a full set of pads, skates, and miscellaneous gear before beginning our recruitment program. We have only a small supply of used gear that may be borrowed for new skater clinics; and so we ask that you purchase your own equipment before the beginning of the session due to limited availability and sizing.
Since the most important factor is fit, we recommend going to The Bruised Boutique Skate Shop in Nashua, New Hampshire, where you can try on your dream skates with a knowledgeable staff. It’s skater-owned and operated by BRD alum Dee Stortion and has everything you need to start playing roller derby.