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2019 Palentine Day Scrimmage

2/10/19 (Sunday)
2:30 – 5 PM (Doors open at 2 PM)
$10 to skate, $5 to spectate

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Hey Palentine! Come join us for the first of Bay Area Derby’s #20ShineTeen season’s themed B&W scrimmages! Deck yourself out in white or red shirts, craft some valentines, and compete with your pals to be the winning team!

This event will feature three leveled scrimmages (the first two for beginner and intermediate skaters will last 30 minutes and the final scrimmage for advanced skaters will last 45 minutes)!  

Skill Level:

BAD’s B&W Scrimmages are open to skaters of all genders, 18 years and older, who have passed the WFTDA minimum skills test and have scrimmage experience. Participants are encouraged to assess their own skill level. BAD recommends using the following guidelines:

Beginner: You have passed WFTDA minimum skills, may 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 WFTDA 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 WFTDA minimum skills, can skate confidently forwards and backwards and are on your league’s A-team.

Please note that all skaters will be asked to sign a waiver upon arrival.

Schedule for the event:

  • 2:00 – 2:25 Doors open for check-in
  • 2:25 – 2:30 Split beginner skaters into red vs white, warm up
  • 2:30 – 3:00 Beginner scrimmage (30 min scrimmage)
  • 3:00 – 3:10 Break (and warm up for intermediate skaters)
  • 3:10 – 3:15 Split intermediate skaters into red vs white, warm up
  • 3:15 – 3:45 Intermediate scrimmage (30 min scrimmage)
  • 3:45 – 3:55 Break (and warm up for advanced skaters)
  • 3:55 – 4:00 Split advanced skaters into red vs white, warm up
  • 4:05 – 4:50 Advanced scrimmage (45 min scrimmage)

What to Bring:

  • Both a red and a white t-shirt with your WFTDA-approved number on the back.
  • All gear including mouthguard. All skaters will be gear checked before they skate.
  • Numbered arm bands or a sharpie
  • Water bottle

BAD Officiating Clinic

Feb 23 & 24
1pm – 6pm
$50 one day / $90 both

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Bay Area Derby Officials are pleased to announce BAD to Good to Great II, a *WFTDA Clinic-In-A-Box* targeted at “intermediate” officials who are looking to get a head start on their 2019 season and plans!

We are pleased to host Nine Inch Wheels and Don Scoreleone as our WFTDA Officating Instructors who will be leading the clinic, to provide a fresh perspective for those who attended our prior clinic as well. Additional seminars will be given by TaraByte, the chair of WFTDA’s Tournament Officials Selection Panel (TOSP) and Danger Muffin, a member of Officials Certification Oversight.

Based on feedback from our prior clinic, BAD to Good to Great II will take place from 1pm-6pm on Saturday and Sunday. Officials may attend one day for $50 or both days for $90.

This clinic will cover:

Saturday, 1-6pm:
• The new Ruleset: Changes, and philosophy of officiating
• The new Certification system: “Nuts and bolts” plus advanced topics
• The 2019 TOSP cycle: The process and goals of TOSP
• Magic Land: What to do when the rules don’t cover something
• Managing difficult people: Coaches, athletes, league leadership, even other officials
• Drive your own improvement: Especially for officials who have “outgrown” their league

Sunday, 1-6pm:
• Avoiding burnout: Things to keep in mind as you begin your 2019 season
• Staffing and Recruitment: For games and for leagues
• Providing constructive feedback: To your crew, to your peers, to your crew heads
• Mentoring others: Different perspectives on different motivations for officiating
• Footage: How to review it efficiently, and what to learn from it

And More™!

To sign up, go here: https://www.wellnessliving.com/rs/event/bay_area_derby?k_class=107158&k_class_tab=10932 (it will let you buy one day, or both days.)

A more complete schedule for the two days will be released in the next few weeks, as will links to purchase tickets.

RSVP “Interested” or “Going” to get notifications from this event!

Reckless Skate Camp

OPEN SESSIONS:

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

 

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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.

WHAT TO EXPECT

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.

PRICING

Skate Clinic Pass $199

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

 

REQUIRED GEAR

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. (https://www.quadrepublicskateco.com/) 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 programs@bayareaderby.com

We’ll see you on the track!

Golden State Skate


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November 24th-25th
12:00 – 5:00 pm
(11am registration and warm up).

BAD Park is starting our guest coach series with Estro Jen!

Estro Jen, Dita de los Muertos, Kid Ace will be stopping by the BADPark with a full sizing range for Jack boots to help you choose the perfect pair.

In addition, they will be lending their skate knowledge to help you add more tricks and dance to your toolbox. 2 days, 6 hours of skating – Learn Ramp and Skate Dance from the best.

November 24th-25th from 12:00 – 5:00 pm (11 am registration and warm up).

$35 for one day, $60 for the weekend, limited tickets.

Mark you calendars and sign up here.

2019 BAD Tryouts


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December 8th
1pm – 5pm

BAD HQ
2635 Peralta Street
Oakland, CA

 

Our tryouts for the 2019 season are December 8th!

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

  • Skate comfortably and safely with others around you
  • Stay active for up to 4 hours at a time
  • Exert yourself physically and mentally throughout the session

Tryouts will be held at BAD HQ in West Oakland. Address will be provided upon registration.

To participate, you will need the following:

  • Registration completed & paid online in advance
  • Quad roller skates with appropriate indoor wheels
  • Protective gear (helmet, wrist guards, elbow pads, and knee pads, mouthguard)

Skates and protective gear (aside from mouthguard) are possible to borrow at our practice venue. We cannot guarantee your size. We highly recommend purchasing your own protective gear for cleanliness and safety. You MUST provide your own mouthguard.

Want to warm up your wheels before tryouts?

Drop in on our Reckless Rollers program to get some practice on skates – your first session is free! https://www.bayareaderby.com/reckless-rollers

Questions? Email coaching@bayareaderby.com

 

We’ll see you on the track!

2018 SPOOKTACULAR

Saturday, Oct 20th 1PM

PRICE
$20 to register
Spectators $5 (cash at door)


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It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Come enjoy a Halloween-themed fun afternoon of roller derby with Bay Area Derby. This year’s SPOOKTACULAR is a mixed-level Halloween roller derby scrimmage featuring:

Creeptastic Creatures (green)
Jumpin’ Jack-o-Lanterns (orange)
Ghoulish Ghosts (white)
Wicked Witches (purple)

This is a mixed-level scrimmage, but in order to participate you must be an active member of a roller derby league, 18 years or older, and cleared for contact/scrimmage. If you’re a new skater interested in roller derby we encourage you to check out our Reckless Rollers program or Beginner Skater Clinic.

Bay Area Derby skaters will be your bench coaches for the afternoon—so no need to worry about helmet covers or support staff. Dressing in theme is encouraged (but not required). There will be awards for the best costume on each team!

Registration ends October 7 and/or we have reached the maximum number of 15 skaters per team. Then you will be sorted onto 1 of the teams by BAD staff. We will email you by October 8 to let you know what team you’re on so you can get your shirts and costumes ready!

SCHEDULE
1:00 – 1:30 Check-in
1:30 – 1:55 Warm-up/Open track time for all
1:55 – 2:25 G1: Ghoulish Ghosts v. Jumpin’ Jack-o-Lanterns
2:25 – 2:30 5 min break
2:30 – 3:00 G2: Creeptastic Creatures v. Wicked Witches
3:00 – 3:10 10 min break
3:10 – 3:40 G3: Creeptastic Creatures v. Jumpin’ Jack-o-Lanterns
3:40 – 3:45 5 min break
3:45 – 4:15 G4: Ghoulish Ghosts  v. Wicked Witches
4:15 – 4:25 10 min break
4:25 – 4:55 G5: Ghoulish Ghosts v. Creeptastic Creatures
4:55 – 5:00 5 min break

2018 BAD Beginnings

12 SESSIONS:
Sat 10/6
Mon 10/8
Sat 10/13
Mon 10/15
Sat 10/20*
Mon 10/22
Sat 10/27
Mon 10/29
Mon 11/5
Sat 11/10
Mon 11/12
Sat 11/17

*October 20th is session is off-skates rules class & scrimmage viewing to learn the game of derby.

 
BOOK TODAY!

Bay Area Derby presents a 12 session clinic aimed at getting beginner skaters ready for entry-level roller derby starting October 6 and running through November 17. We will teach you the minimum skills required to participate in our roller derby tryouts on December 1st and 2nd.

The BAD Beginner Skate Clinic 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, lateral movement, 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.

Saturday sessions are 1pm – 3pm. Monday sessions are 6:30 – 8pm. All Bay Area Derby Beginner Skate Clinic sessions will be held at BAD HQ in West Oakland. Address will be provided upon registration.

TRYOUTS for the 2019 season are December 1st and 2nd, 1-4pm Saturday and Sunday. Reserve your spot at tryouts when you register for the clinic and save!

WHAT TO EXPECT

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
  • to 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 for missed sessions or drop-outs. We are limiting the clinic to 35 skaters in order to provide each participant with quality instruction and individual feedback.

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

PRICING
Skate Clinic Pass $199

Skate Clinic Pass holders may also attend unlimited Reckless Rollers sessions in October and November.

REQUIRED GEAR

  • Quad roller 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. We highly recommend purchasing your own protective gear for cleanliness and safety. You MUST provide your own mouthguard.

Questions? Email programs@bayareaderby.com

We’ll see you on the track!

BAD to Good to Great: A WFTDA Clinic

Join WFTDA Officiating Instructors Nora Leif (of Windy City Rollers) and Marriedjuana (of Sacramento Roller Derby) for a two-day officiating clinic held in Oakland, CA at Bay Area Derby’s practice space. Nora Leif is a Level 4 NSO and represents all of officiating to the WFTDA Rules Committee. Marriedjuana is a Level 2 SO, a language lead for the WFTDA, translating WFTDA documents into Spanish, WFTDA Clinic Instructor (5 years), and Former Head Referee of Sacramento Roller Derby.

Unlike many WFTDA clinics, this clinic is geared at mid-career officials, with plenty of experience, who are looking to make the “next step” from Good to Great. We expect all officials (including newer, early-career officials and perhaps even some advanced officials) to benefit. Specific skill sets include:

• Focus: Are you focusing too narrowly or too broadly? What needs your attention RIGHT NOW?
• Distractions: How to keep your mind from straying?
• Complex rules scenarios: How to handle them effectively at a moment’s notice, including star passes, jammer swaps, and more.
• Communication: How to talk to other officials, skaters, and coaches.
• Presence on the track: What do “Calm” and “Professional” really look like?
• Self-Assessment: Tracking and managing your own growth when you’re the most advanced official around
• Helping others grow: Are you the local mentor, and not sure how you got there? Tips for coaching other officials, including how to give and receive feedback
• Pursuing Certification: What the whole path looks like, and do you even want to?
• Footage Review: How to watch a game and find the things that matter

This clinic runs from 10am-2pm on Saturday, July 21, and then picks up again from 10am-5pm on Sunday, July 22. Snacks are provided, plus a lunch is provided on Sunday. Bay Area Derby has a public game on July 21; officials may sign up to work the event here: (form), or tickets may be purchased separately. Footage from this game may be reviewed on Sunday as part of the clinic. The cost to attend some or all of the clinic is $75. Register today!

Be BAD. Then get good. Now get better.

2018 BAD Season Announcement

Welcome to 20Skateteen!

The new season brings lots of exciting additions, changes, and a whole lotta NEW!

New Year, New Venue

All of our home team bouts will be at The Venue at The Palace of the Fine Arts in San Francisco. Mark your calendars for March 24, April 7, July 21, and August 25! Tickets will go on sale soon through the Palace of the Fine Arts.

New Teams

Due to our member numbers decreasing over the years and after much discussion as an organization, we decided to consolidate to three home teams—San Francisco ShEvil Dead, Oakland Outlaws, and The Berkeley Resistance. Full explanation can be found HERE.

We took this opportunity to change things up even more by reshuffling skaters on all three teams! So now some of your favorite Outlaws are now among the walking dead, some Belles have traded their wrecking ball for another style of Resistance and some Dead have rejoined the living as hippies and Outlaws. Team rosters (and photos coming soon) can be found on the team pages:

New Logos

New venue, new teams . .  the fun doesn’t stop there! For 2018, our Creative and Marketing teams rose to the challenge of redesigning team logos. We wanted to build a set of strong, unique home team emblems with a unified look and feel across all three. Which is your favorite?

Shevil Dead

New Recruits

20skateteen brings a lot of new faces! After October tryouts, we added 20 new skaters to the league. We have also received some amazing transfers from across the country – Alaska, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Florida to name a few.

We also hosted a “New to Derby Night” where anyone interested in learning about roller derby was welcome to come speak with skaters, officials and coaches and have all their questions answered. Our turnout was superb!

Since the event, we have had over 15 people join our recreation league called The Reckless Rollers. They are now being evaluated to transfer up to the league.

Keep an eye out for all of this fresh new talent.

New Programming

Last season we started two new programs: BAD Dudes—a weekly drop-in session for all genders including male-identifying skaters and The Golden Nuggets—a series of junior roller derby training for youth ages 8-17. We are continuing to expand those programs. Look for announcements throughout the season regarding both!

BAD Park

When we’re not skating in circles on a flat track, you can find many BAD skaters doing flips, twists, grinds, stalls and slides on ramps, too. BAD recently teamed up with Skate Like A Girl, a unique local and international organization to provide a safe space for girls and women (cis, trans, female-identifying, and genderqueer) to promote their personal growth, athleticism, leadership and empowerment through skateboarding and roller skating programs. We are currently raising funds to help pay for supplies to build and maintain the BAD Park. Please visit our GoFundMe page.

We are so excited for the new adventure 20skateen will bring us and happy you’re with us along this journey!

2017 Golden Bowl: Misery Loves Company Roller Derby

Misery Loves Company (MLC) is comprised of existing skaters from leagues all over the California Bay Area as well as high level retired skaters looking to play anyone at anytime. Misery Loves Company will take on the Tampa Bruise Crew in a regulation game at the 2017 Golden Bowl on Friday June 16 at 8 pm. Watch their game live on BADtv!

#mlcrollerderby #c