Gold Nuggets: Junior Roller Derby Clinic

Due to our practice venue limitation, we haven’t been able to offer any junior roller derby training outside of our Skater Tots program. . . until now.

Introducing the Bay Area Derby Gold Nuggets: a series of coed junior roller derby clinics for youth ages 8 – 17.

Our first clinic will be two days: Saturday, March 18 and Sunday, March 19. From 10am to 2pm both days. Two more clinics will take place on May 13/14 and June 3/4. Purchase a season skater pass for all 3 clinics and be entered into a drawing to win a skate package from Quad Republic Skate Co.

We are offering two age groups: 8 -12 and 13-17. Skater passes include 4 hours of on skates training each day plus free admission to our adult home team game on 3/18. During the BAD home team game, junior skaters will get reserved seating and one-on-one time with a BAD derby skater for the entire game.

 

TRAINING DETAILS

Day 1 (3/18) focuses on skills and group work. Day 2 (3/19) focuses on strategy and scrimmage and includes contact drills. Participation in contact drills will depend on each skater’s previous derby experience and their comfort executing basic roller derby skills. For those not ready for contact, alternate skill drills will be available.

Additionally, we invite juniors who are interested in officiating to attend. Purchase the skater pass and specify on the survey if you’re interested in reffing instead of playing roller derby!

If you need skates and protective gear (helmet, wrist guards, elbow pads, knee pads, & mouth guard) visit Quad Republic Skate Co. online – a Bay Area based skate shop run by our very own All-Star captain & Bont Quadstar, Brawllen Angel.

For more details and participation requirements, please visit the ticket site.

PRICING*

Single Day: Skater Pass $35 || Spectator Pass $10

Weekend: Skater Pass $50 || Spectator Pass $15

Season Skater Pass: $125 – includes all 3 clinics at The Station PLUS admission to the BAD roller derby home games on 3/18, 5/13, and 6/3**

*Refunds are not available; however tickets may be transferred to another individual. Please contact us for more details.

PARTICIPATION REQUIREMENTS

The Gold Nugget Clinics are intended for youth skaters who are 8 – 17. You don’t have to have roller derby experience to participate but you do have to be able to skate by yourself and have all required protective gear.

Skater participants are encouraged to assess their own skill level. BAD recommends using the following guidelines:

  • New: You have not played roller derby but can roller skate without the assistance of anyone or anything.
  • Beginner: You have passed JRDA minimum skills, have skated in some scrimmages and/or games, still have a lot to learn on and off the track but are excited for new challenges.
  • Intermediate: You have passed JRDA minimum skills, can confidently skate and scrimmage, may be on your league’s B-team but are looking to progress to the next level.
  • Advanced: You have passed JRDA minimum skills, can skate confidently forwards and backwards and are on your league’s A-team.

QUESTIONS?

E-mail bootcamps@bayareaderby.com.