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.
We offer a variety of adult Roller Derby practices for beginner, intermediate and advanced derby players. Click here to find more about the Youth Derby Program with training opportunities for skaters as young as 7.
All home roller derby games are played here at the San Diego Derby United facility.
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.
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.
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.