There are many ways that you can get involved with London Rollergirls, whether you want to skate or support. Here’s the rundown of the different ways you can be part of the roller derby revolution.
BECOME A SKATER
LRG sometimes holds open tryouts for skaters who wish to join the London Rollergirls.
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 basic rules of roller derby
- You must not already be affiliated with another roller derby league (LRG rec league skaters are welcome to try out)
Try-outs will involve:
- Basic derby skills drills
- A brief interview (we want to know more about you, and why you want to do this).
Check out the events section for details of our next tryout!
If you are new to roller derby then we suggest you join our Fresh Meat programme, or our Recreational League. These will allow you to learn the basics of the sport, and to decide whether playing roller derby competitively is for you. We hold regular tryouts for our Rec League skaters.
If you are an experienced skater playing with another league we might be able to fast-track you. If you want to transfer to LRG, send an email to transfers@londonrollergirls.
BECOME AN OFFICIAL
We need officials!
Referees call the penalties and count the points. This requires an in depth knowledge of the rules and a head for details.
Non-skating official roles include penalty timing, score keeping and line up recording – essential for the smooth running of the game and stats to help our skaters improve.
We could not play this sport without officials! Don’t worry if you have no experience – we’ll train you and help you get there, so email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to become one of our referees or NSOs.
VOLUNTEER WITH THE LEAGUE
Can’t skate? Won’t skate? Don’t like to learn rules and procedures? No problem! We need an army of people to help us off the track. Don’t hesitate to email email@example.com and offer your skills.
Oh man have we got a role for you! Roller derby is a complex game and has a lot to offer the average sports stats geek. If you are interested in joining a stats army (or, you know, starting one from scratch) definitely let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The London Rollergirls are always on the lookout for new venues!
We are always looking for new training venues. If you know of a derelict warehouse / double-width basketball court / large gym we could use for training and/or public events then get in touch by emailing email@example.com.