Do you have what it takes to join London Roller Derby? It’s that time again – tryouts for the main league are coming!
Anyone is welcome to try out, but please be aware that you will be expected to have passed all minimum skills and be able to scrimmage.
Successful tryoutees will join LRD main league and can be drafted to the A,B,C or D team!
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.
– 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
WHAT WILL TRYOUTS INVOLVE?
Tryouts happen in two phases: you must successfully ‘pass’ Phase 1 to be invited to Phase 2:
Phase 1 – Sunday session: skating skills, derby skills and strategy drills
Phase 2 – Wednesday session: scrimmage
WHAT TO BRING?
– Water and snacks
– Wear a top with your number clearly marked on the back
– Armbands or sharpie to your number your arms
– All your kit (please remember your mouthguards)
Phase 1 – Sunday 5th January 2020 14.00-16:30
Bridge Park Community Leisure Centre
Please arrive at 13.00 to register & kit up for a 14.00 sharp start
Phase 2 – Wednesday 15th January 2020 20.00-22.00
City of London Academy, Lynton Road
Please arrive at 19.30 to register & kit up for a 20.00 sharp start
NOT ABLE TO ATTEND TRYOUTS?
London Roller Derby will be accepting video submissions for tryouts.
Please purchase a ‘video submission’ ticket. Then, email email@example.com for details on how to submit your video. You will be expected to send a highlight reel of sorts, or a full game with a list of relevant time stamps where it is easy to identify who you are on the track.
If you are successful via video you will be invited to attend Phase 2 scrimmage in order to assess you further to see if you can enter probation.
DEADLINE FOR VIDEO SUBMISSION: Friday 3rd January 2020. Late submissions will not be accepted.
Please note: You must be available in person to attend part two should you be successful in part one. For those who pass both rounds probation will start immediately on Sunday 19 January 2020, following your acceptance email. We expect all tryout-ees to be committed to joining main league and available for the probation period and beyond; if you cannot begin probation immediately please flag this to firstname.lastname@example.org.