Level 2 - Roller Derby Fundamentals now open!
Sydney Roller Derby League's skater development plans are officially open for 2023! Level 1 and Level 2 are both open for signups. Which one is most suitable for you?
ROLLER DERBY FUNDAMENTALS - Level 2 intake
The juicy details:
Where: Dunc Gray Velodrome, 27 Carysfield Road Bass Hill
When: Sundays 10:00am - 11:30am, Tuesdays 7pm-9pm
Start Date: Sunday March 5th
Finish Date: Sunday June 4th
Cost: $60 league joining fee, $70/mth training fees (plus compulsory annual insurance paid to Skate Victoria - $85).
This is a fully gender-inclusive program.
This training is perfect for you if you already feel comfortable doing basic things on skates or have completed LEARN TO SKATE - LEVEL 1. It’s a light contact learn to Derby training, we review non-contact skating at the start.
What will I need?
- Quad roller skates (not in-line skates)
- Helmet (appropriate for skating, sorry bicycle helmets don’t count)
- Wrist Guards
- Elbow Pads
- Knee Pads (Ideally vert style - you want some padding in there)
Want more information?
Check out our FAQs below, if you can't find an answer here drop us a line at email@example.com
Who is it for?
Level 2 is open to anyone 18 years and older who wants to learn beginner roller skating skills (Level 2 will include contact as you learn roller derby).
When, where and how much are the sessions?
Sessions are run at SRDL’s training venue, Dunc Gray Velodrome in Bass Hill on a Sunday. Level 2 is a 12 week course that you purchase from SRDL $60 for annual league membership, $70 per month for training. Skate Vic Insurance must be purchased through the Skate Vic portal - $85 Senior Development.
Do I need to know how to skate?
Yes, Level 2 is geared towards being confident enough on skate to start learning Roller Derby skills. If you can skate but haven’t in a while, we review LEARN TO SKATE skills in the first week. You can move to other levels based on personal comfort.
By attending Level 2 will I be able to join a team and play derby?
Level 2 incorporates full membership to SRDL! As you learn in the Roller Derby Fundamentals program we highly encourage you to take part in other activities, observing scrimmage/training, learning to officiating as a referee or an NSO (Non-Skating Official). Level 2 is a step towards joining a team but does not guarantee placement on a team. (It's kinda up to you and your journey)
What if I can't make every session?
Level 2 is a progressive program but skills will be reviewed each week, so you will have a chance to cover any skills you missed. Chat to your coach if there is anything you’re concerned about. We also strongly encourage skaters to practice outside of scheduled sessions.
Is full payment required if I can not make all the sessions?
No, Initial $60 joining fee and first month’s $70 training dues. After, each month training dues are due by the 15th of that month. We cannot facilitate a pay-per-session & the course fee is non refundable once you have started the program
Does SRDL provide gear or will I need to purchase and/or borrow my own?
No, SRDL does not have the capacity to provide gear; you will need to source your own
What gear do I need again?
Helmet (not a bicycle helmet)
Knee & Elbow pads
Some people also like to wear padded shorts, or purchase a Tailsaver to protect their tailbones. Some skaters also like to wear shinguards.