MAIN LEAGUE TRYOUTS

  • Saturday 27th February
  • Doors open @ 11:00
  • £8 (plus See fees)
  • City of London Academy, Bermondsey, SE1 5LA

Do you have what it takes to be a London Rollergirl? It’s that time again – tryouts for the main league are here! Anyone is welcome to try out, you don’t have to come from LRG rec league – but please be aware that you will be expected to pass all minimum skills and be able to scrimmage.

WHO CAN TRY OUT?

It is expected that you will have had some training in roller derby already, but if you are an excellent skater from another skating discipline who can pick up new skills very quickly, you may try out even if you don’t have derby training or scrimmaging experience. 

Otherwise:

– You must have had training in derby basic skills so you can stop and fall safely (and more)
– You must have experience scrimmaging and know the rules of roller derby


Assessors will be looking at the following when making their selection:

Skating Skills:

  • Agility / Footwork

  • Balance / Stability

  • Acceleration

  • Speed Control


Derby Skills:

  • Blocking Technique
  • Positional Sense
  • Speed Control

 

Gameplay:

  • Pack Awareness

  • Strategy

  • Adaptability

  • Offense Success


Other:

  • Penalties (Cleanliness)

  • Team Work

  • Communication

  • Hustle
  • Strength

 

WHAT WILL TRYOUTS INVOLVE?

Try outs will consist of two phases – you must successfully ‘pass’ Phase 1 in order to progress onto Phase 2:

Phase 1 (skating skills, derby skills and strategy drills)

Phase 2 (scrimmage)

 

WHAT TO BRING?

– Water and snacks
– Black and white top with your number (please ensure your number is on your arms also)

– All your kit (please remember your mouthguards)

 

LOCATION: City of London Academy, Bermondsey, SE1 5LA

 

WHEN:

Phase 1 – Saturday 27th February 2016

Phase 2 – Tuesday 1st March 2016

 

TIME:

Phase 1, 11-3pm (please arrive at 10.30am for registration and kit up) 

Phase 2, 8 – 10pm (please arrive at 7.45pm for registration and kit up)

PRICE: £8 incl VAT (plus See fees).


NOT ABLE TO ATTEND TRYOUTS?

London Rollergirls will be accepting video submissions for Tryouts. Please purchase a ‘video submission’ ticket and you will receive details on how to submit your video.You must make it easy for us to identify you are on the track with time stamps.

If you are successful via video you will be invited to attend a scrimmage in order to assess you further to see if you can enter probation.

Please ensure your video is submitted by 22nd February 2016.  Late submissions will not be accepted.