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TRAIN TO PLAY

TRAIN TO PLAY

TRAIN TO PLAY

ROLLER DERBY TRAINING
GET IN THE GAME. NOW RECRUITING.

Derby United is proud to be the only dedicated San Diego roller derby facility and we are proud to offer multiple leagues on both the banked and flat track.

Roller Derby practices are currently open to all skaters of all genders, age 13 and over for most programs. Our youth program 12 and Under will return in the new year! First orientation of the year will be January 7th.  Click here to find more about the Youth Derby Program.

All home roller derby games are played here at the San Diego Derby United facility.

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PREREQUISITES

Beginner Roller Derby 101 – Attendees must have mastery of basic skate skills to participate.  Not able to do several laps on your own on quad roller skates yet?  Start by attending Learn + Return to Skate Instructed Class.  Open to skaters of any gender 13+.  Roller Derby 101 practice focuses on skate skills needed for derby ie. Plows, T-stops, toe stops, transitions, agility, stride and more.  Full gear required: helmet, elbow and knees pads and wrist guards.

Intermediate Derby 151 – Attendees must attend and/or be passed out of Roller Derby 101.  Open to skaters of any gender 13+.  This practice focuses on derby and contact skills needed for understand and to play the game ie. Taking hits, receiving contact, rules of the game, basic strategies.  Full gear required.

Advanced Derby Practice 201 – Attendees must have been a bouting level roller derby player or passed MSRs for any roller derby league. Open to skaters of any gender 13+. This practice focuses on skate skills, strength and fitness level needed for skaters to safely play full contact roller derby.  Full gear required.

SoCal Derby – Attendees must have current WFTDA insurance.  Open to women and non-binary skaters 18 and over.

CalSquad –  Open gender program for skaters 13+.   Intended for skaters who have been playing roller derby for at least 2 years.

DO SKATERS TRAIN ON THE BANKED OR FLAT TRACK?

We have programs that train on both surfaces. When you start attending Derby 101 practices, you will be able to practice your skills on the banked and flat track so that you can play for multiple programs at Derby United.

WHAT EQUIPMENT DO I NEED TO PLAY?

All roller derby programs require use of quad roller skates, helmet, knee and elbow pads, and wrist guards.  Mouth guards are required for contact.

Rental skates are available at no extra charge and rental protective gear is available for $5 per practice.

Ready to get your own gear?  Need help with recommendations?  Go see our friends and very knowledgable skate and gear specialists at Sin City Skates in person at their Kearny Mesa San Diego location or online.

HOW MUCH DOES THE COST?
Derby practices are $12 per session or $90 for an Unlimited Monthly Membership that includes all derby practices offer as well as any regularly scheduled Public Skate or Instructed Class at Derby United.
DERBY PRACTICESALL PROGRAMS
MON - BEG 101
6:00 - 7:00P
MON - ADV 201
7:00 - 9:00P
WED - INT 151
6:00 - 7:00P
WED - SOCAL
7:00 - 10:00P
SAT - BEG 101
9:00 - 10:00A
SAT - ADV 201
10:00A - 12:00P
SUN - CALSQUAD
9:00 - 11:00A
SCRIMMAGE (*MAY VARY)
2ND + 4TH MON

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WHAT TO EXPECT

Flat Track Derby Training

STEP ONE

ORIENTATION

Join us for a New Skater Orientation.  We are recruiting new and returning skaters to our San Diego roller derby programs.  No experience necessary.  Attend our next no-cost informational orientation and see a derby scrimmage in-person and find more about the Derby United programs.  

Want to attend a free info session?  Scroll to the bottom of this page and fill out the inquiry form to receive communications about our next monthly orientation.  

STEP TWO

PRACTICES

Newer to skating?  Still brushing up on the basics?  We recommend all skaters start at Learn + Return to Skate recreational instructed class at Derby United. Once you have passed all of those skills or if you already have mastery of basic skating sills, you’ll head to Roller Derby 101 to get the fundamentals of derby skate skills down.  Next you’ll head to 151 to learn more about full contact roller.  Finally you’ll make your way to 201 and can also start attending SoCal (WFTA) or CalSquad (gender inclusive) practices as well. 

STEP THREE

PLAY IN ROLLER DERBY BOUTS

Once you’ve gained mastery of the skills and rules of the game, you are ready to start playing roller derby!  You’ll have the option of playing with one or more of our programs at Derby United with games bi-monthly on both the banked and flat tracks.  You’ll be out there playing full contact roller derby for a screaming crowd of fans!  

STEP FOUR

FEEL AMAZING

You will be a full on roller derby player. You will gain new confidence and strength you never knew you had.  You will feel like a total super hero.   You will be a part of a world wide community of derby players.  Your life will be forever changed.

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