Reckless Skate Camp


Wednesday Camp 1/16
Friday Open Skate 1/18
Saturday Pool Practice 1/19
Wednesday Camp 1/23
Friday Open Skate 1/25
Saturday Pool Practice 1/26
Wednesday Camp 1/30
Friday Open Skate 2/1
Saturday Pool Practice 2/2
Wednesday Camp 2/6
Friday Open Skate 2/8
Saturday Pool Practice 2/9
Wednesday Camp 2/13
Friday Open Skate 2/15
Saturday Pool Practice 2/16
Wednesday Camp 2/20
Friday Open Skate 2/22
Saturday Pool Practice 2/23
Wednesday Camp 2/27
Friday Open Skate 3/1
Saturday Pool Practice 3/2



Bay Area Derby presents Reckless Skate Camp, a progressive skating clinic aimed at getting beginner skaters ready for entry-level roller derby starting January 16, 2019 and running through March 2, 2019.

On Wednesday nights we will teach a structured agenda starting from the very beginner level skills and building up to the minimum skills required to join a roller derby league as a new skater. On Friday nights we will host an open skate session with trainers and coaches available to answer questions and give feedback. On Saturday afternoons, Camp attendees will be invited to come to Pool Practices to practice with other new members of Bay Area Derby.

The Bay Area Derby Reckless Skate Camp is geared towards beginner skaters who want to skate in a flat track roller derby environment. We’ll break down the basics of proper derby stance, work on building muscles to maintain that stance, stopping techniques, fluid movement on the track, laterals, jumping and weaving. The latter part of the classes will focus on partner and pack work as well as game aspects, including blocking and hitting.

Wednesday Camp Sessions are 6:30pm-8pm and will provide a structured learning experience delivered by one of Bay Area Derby’s coaches. Friday Open Skate Sessions are 6:30pm-8pm and will provide an opportunity to come and practice the skills you are learning in Wednesday Camp sessions. Trainers will be present on Fridays for questions and feedback. Saturday Pool Practice Sessions are 1pm-3pm and will provide an opportunity for Camp attendees to come and practice with the other newest members of Bay Area Derby with the Pool skaters and coaches.


Open to female-identifying and gender non-binary individuals who are at least 18 years old, and interested in learning how to play Women’s Flat Track Roller Derby. You must have a basic ability to:

— balance/roll on skates with no outside assistance

— stay active for up to two hours at a time

— exert yourself physically and mentally throughout the session

Attendance at every session is not required but highly encouraged, as each class builds upon the previous one. No refunds will be given, including for missed sessions or drop-outs. We are limiting the clinic to 35 skaters in order to provide each participant quality instruction and individual feedback.

Register today to save your spot!

Please arrive 15 minutes before sessions to gear up and warm up. Bring sneakers.


Skate Clinic Pass $199

Skate Clinic Pass holders may also attend unlimited Dudes (all gender) practices in January and February.



Quad roller derby skates with appropriate indoor wheels

Protective gear (helmet, wrist guards, elbow pads, and knee pads)

Well-fitting mouthguard

Skates and protective gear (aside from mouthguard) are possible to borrow at our practice venue each session on a first-come, first-served basis. We cannot guarantee your size or quality of equipment. We highly recommend purchasing your own protective gear for cleanliness and safety. You MUST provide your own mouthguard.

Quad Republic Skate Co. ( is a skate shop located onsite and is able to help with any equipment needs. They are offering a 10% discount to BAD Beginnings participants.

Questions? Email

We’ll see you on the track!