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Wanna Be a Dutchland Roller and PLAY ROLLER DERBY?

Do you think you've got what it takes to be a roller derby girl? Are you tough, passionate, ready to sweat & determined to kick some butt? Then come to see what the Dutchland Derby Rollers are all about.

All shapes and sizes welcome. You're never too big or too small to play roller derby! Skaters mush be at least 18 years old, and basic skating ability is a must. We will train you to be the fabulous derby queen you know you are!

For more info, e-mail info@DutchlandRollers.com.


What does it take to play for Dutchland?

Time

    Training and skating
      2 hour skating practices, 2 to 4 times per week
      Home bouts occur roughly 6 Saturdays a season. With set up and take down, you will be occupied from 3 pm to 10pm or later.
      Away bouts occur 2 or 3 times a season or more for advanced teams. Away bouts may involve long drives and overnights.
    Sustaining the league
      Quarterly league meeting, 2-3 hours
      League job--hours and schedule vary, with additional meetings and projects as needed. You may commit 4+ hours per month, while board members may expect 4+ hours per week.
      League events, including publicity, volunteer and community activities. 4 per year, at least 2 hours each.
    Cross training, working out, and bootcamps (not required)
    League social activities (not required)

Money

    Tryouts
      $5 for the tryout
      $5 per practice session to prepare for tryouts. Additional costs if you attend open skates.
      Your own mouth guard ($10+)
    Costs of skating
      League dues - $30 per month
      WFTDA insurance - $60 per year
    Equipment
      Bare minimum - $200+ within the first three months. You will need your own skates, wheels, helmet, knee and elbow pads, and wrist guards to play.
      Better gear costs more.
    Tournaments, food and lodging for away bouts, training sessions, and merchandise may add additional out-of-pocket costs.

Skills

    Once you try out, you will enter our "skater tot" program, where you will learn the basics of roller derby:
      *basic roller skating skills,
      *roller derby stance and technique
      *roller derby rules and gameplay.
    Within 3 to 6 months, depending on your fitness level, skating experience, dedication, and effort, you should be able to take and pass the WFTDA minimum skills test and the WFTDA rules test. Skater tots who pass their assessments will become full league members and will initially be placed on the Crush team.


Transfers

    Transfers may enter with a tot class or may use our transfer policy at any time of the year. A transferring skater will be assessed after a probationary period and assigned to a team based on her skill level.

For more info, e-mail info@DutchlandRollers.com.