To become a DCRD skater, one must meet a set minimum skill level as required by the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association. It’s not overnight, and may sound daunting, but with determination, will, and the help of your fellow skaters, you too can reach the level of “bout ready” rollergirl.
To reach that level, a minimum practice requirement is in place. These practices, alongside your fellow trainees, and with the guidance of experienced skaters, are your road to full membership and the title of “DCRD Rollergirl”. All that is required is the will to come to practice and the desire to push yourself and your teammates further. If you have that, any skill can be learned. The road may not be easy, but you will not travel it alone. Your team is there to support you.
To skate for DCRD you must be female, at least 18 years old, pass the annual WFTDA testing and maintain Membership requirements. To join our “Fresh Meat” program, you need to be fairly comfortable on roller skates, committed to learning the sport and able to handle the bumps and bruises along the way. Required gear includes skates, elbow and knee pads, wrist guards, mouth guard and helmet. All gear except a mouth guard, may be rented from the league. You must provide your own mouth guard.
Email our “Fresh Meat” committee for more information on our “Fresh Meat” program, including weekly practice times and how to begin your training.
For men and women not wanting to compete, we’re looking for dedicated individuals interested in joining our ref and stats crews. Wear the stripes or master the clipboard and keep us rowdy rollergirls in line!
Referees and stat crew members may be male or female, age 18+. Basic skating skills are preferred for those interested in reffing and we’ll teach you the rest! For more information on how to become a ref or stat crew member please contact us.
Are you ready to be a part of something new and exciting, but not sure about the whole skating thing? Well, stop worrying…DCRD is always looking for volunteers to join our amazing family. You don’t even have to know anything about the sport to get involved! We depend on the support of our non-rolling crews and welcome anyone willing to help. Contact us to find out more information and come join the fun!