San Diego Derby Dolls has a multi-tier training system to get you ready for becoming a full fledged Derby Doll! After attending orientation, new athletes join a 3 level bootcamp training program to groom them into great skaters. After graduating from bootcamp, they move on to become full-fledged league members who are eligible to join subpool and then are later drafted to home and travel teams.
Adult Bootcamp Structure
The bootcamp is divided into 3 different levels designed to teach you everything from the bottom up, literally!
Beginner covers the most basic skills needed to learn the sport of roller derby. These techniques will become the foundation blocks to develop new skaters into great roller derby players. Stride, posture, knee-slides and snow plows are among the skills bootcampers learn in their first few classes. From there, agility and speed are incorporated to round out your skating skills.
Intermediate will begin to develop more roller derby related skills including jumps, transitions, and positional blocking. From there, we’ll teach you to give and receive full body contact for playing roller derby. This is when strategy and plays will begin to start becoming more clear as skaters practice and watch games and scrimmages.
Advanced is when a skater really starts to play roller derby. Following completion of the Intermediate Level, players will assist with referees during a scrimmage and get invited to participate in league practices. Once skaters have a few practices under their belt, they are invited to participate in weekly scrimmages. This is when a skater’s voyage to becoming a great roller derby player will ramp up to the next level of training and intensity.
Get Started Today
San Diego Derby Dolls host a no-commitment, informational orientation for women interested in joining our organization every month. Click here to reserve your spot in our next orientation. During orientation, potential new skaters will be provided more information pertaining to dues, commitment expectations, and will get to see some demonstration jams with league members standing by to give explanations and to answer any other questions you may have regarding bootcamp and becoming a league member.
Next Step: Adult Orientation