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Summer 2019 BAD Tryouts

Our second tryouts for the season are on August 17, 2019!

Open to female-identifying and gender non-binary individuals who are at least 18 years old and interested in playing flat track roller derby under the WFTDA ruleset.

You must have a basic ability to:

  • Skate comfortably and safely with others around you
  • Stay active for up to three 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 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 coaching@bayareaderby.com

We’ll see you on the track!

Summer of Skate B&W Scrimmage

Suns out and so are the guns and buns!  Come join BAD as we celebrate with a Summer of Skate Black and White Scrimmage on Saturday, August 3rd!

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)!  MVPs will also be awarded! Skate hard for a prize!

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 black v. white, warm up
  • 2:30 – 3:00 Beginner scrimmage (30 min scrimmage)
  • 3:10 – 3:15 Split intermediate skaters into black v. 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 black v. white, warm up
  • 4:05 – 4:50 Advanced scrimmage (45 min scrimmage)

What to Bring: Both a black and a white t-shirt/jersey 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

2019 Season Championship Game

Date: August 24, 2019
Where: The Palace of the Fine Arts
Cost: $20 – $30
Doors open: 3:00 PM
Game starts: 5:00 PM

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BAD’s #20ShineTeen season is finally coming to a close, but not before we host our doubleheader championship games at the Palace of Fine Arts!  After defeating the ShEvil Dead in July, the Berkeley Resistance now face the fearsome Oakland Outlaws for the title of League Champs.  Will Oakland be able to defend their title in this final game?  Or will Berkeley’s Resistance be able to tear them down? Who will take the Heels and Wheels trophy back home across the Bay?

Arrive early at PoFA to witness the ShEvil Dead take on the neighboring Peninsula Roller Derby in an early game.  The zombies have to defend their territory, but PRD are formidable opponents! You’ll see two games for the price of one!

Where: The Palace of the Fine Arts Venue
When: August 24, 2019
Doors Open: 3:00 PM
Game 1 (SF v. PRD) First Whistle: 5:00 PM
Game 2 (Oakland v. Berkeley) First Whistle: 7:00 PM
General Admission: $20 (Kids 7 and under free)
VIP Admission: $30

Outside food and alcohol are not permitted but there will be food, beverages and alcohol available for purchase. Bars are cash only. There is an ATM on site.

General admission includes:

Bleachers, floor trackside seating (bring blankets, pillows, support cushions), and standing room areas. NO outside chairs allowed.

Accessible seating is also available.

VIP Admission Includes:

Limited VIP seating in prime viewing area (along the start straightaway and into turn 1), and dedicated line at the bar.

Entrance to the venue:

The doors to the event are on the inner portion of the building, near the famous rotunda.

For parking and public transportation information, visit SFMTA websites:

Short Term Parking Permits: https://www.sfmta.com/sites/default/files/reports-and-documents/2017/09/rpp_temp_permit_app_fy18_eng_v5.pdf

Public Transportation: https://www.sfmta.com/getting-around-san-francisco

BAD events at the Palace of the Fine Arts Venue are ADA accessible.

After party hosted by Silver Cloud Restaurant and Bar in San Francisco

Questions? Please email events@bayareaderby.com

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July Officiating Clinic

Do you like roller derby, but haven’t been sure how to get involved? Or are you already involved in roller derby at a beginner level and want to take your knowledge of the game to the next level? Join us for this Beginner Clinic to learn the foundations of roller derby officiating. Not sure what an official is or does? This is a perfect event to learn.

The clinic will take place from 10am-4pm, Sunday July 28th at BAD HQ with a one hour independent lunch break. An optional scrimmage to get more hands on experience will be available after the clinic.

This clinic will cover:

  • The Rules: a quick jumpstart overview
  • Officiating Roles: whatchy’all doing out there?
  • Officiating Paperwork: for those who love it and those who don’t
  • The Derbyverse: league membership and beyond

And More™!

Summer Skate Camps

Skate Like a Girl

Summer is the perfect time to discover a new hobby! Join people of all ages and genders and find your passion through our Bay Area Derby and Skate Like a Girl SF Summer Skate Camps!

Throughout the summer, SLAG is hosting numerous full-day and half-day camps for kids (ages 6-12), teens and adults! In addition to skateboarding camps, you can learn QUAD roller skating in our week 4 camp at the end of July. Why walk when you could roll?

Check out SLAG’s website for more information or the form below for camp times, dates, scholarship information and how to request loaner gear! Take your first step and fill out the interest form: https://form.jotform.com/90655207937161

Get out of the house and onto eight wheels!

2019 Summer Reckless Beginner Skate Camp

Bay Area Derby presents Reckless Skate Camp, a progressive skating clinic aimed at getting beginner skaters ready for entry-level roller derby starting July 9, 2019 and running through August 17th, inclusive of and optional tryout for the league on August 17, 2019.

During classes, 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 with the goal of preparing skaters for league tryouts.

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.

  • Tuesday 7/9 6:30-8PM
  • Saturday 7/13 9-11AM
  • Tuesday 7/16 6:30-8PM
  • Saturday 7/20 9-11AM
  • Tuesday 7/23 6:30-8PM
  • Saturday 7/27 9-11AM
  • Tuesday 7/30 6:30-8PM
  • Saturday 8/3 9-11AM
  • Tuesday 8/6 6:30-8PM
  • Saturday 8/10 9-11AM
  • Tuesday 8/13 6:30-8PM

Saturday 8/17 9-11 AM TRYOUT

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 flat track roller derby under the WFTDA ruleset. 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 camp 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 Camp Pass $199

Skate Camp Pass holders may also attend Sunday’s Dudes practice and Friday Open Skate for free throughout July and August.

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 Reckless Camp participants.

Questions? Email recklesscamp@bayareaderby.com

We’ll see you on the track!

BAD and Frameline43 Present: “Océan” & “Gender Derby”

Frameline43

Bay Area Derby is proud to co-present two films with Frameline43’s San Francisco International LGBTQ+ Film Festival!  Please join us in celebrating these unique stories!

“Océan” & “Gender Derby”

Total Running Time: 86 min

In French and English with English subtitles

Thursday, June 27 at the Landmark Theaters Piedmont at 7PM

This exciting pair of French DIY episodics explore gender and activism in the arenas of sports and filmmaking. In Océan, we follow Parisian activist and filmmaker Océan as he travels to San Francisco to promote Kiss Me! at Frameline after coming out as trans. In Gender Derby, meet non-binary artist and roller derby star Jasmin and their friends as they discuss and celebrate their community on and off the track.

https://www.frameline.org/festival/film-guide/ocean-and-gender-derby

Roller Derby Game 3: San Francisco ShEvil Dead vs. The Berkeley Resistance

Date: July 13, 2019
Where: The Palace of the Fine Arts
Cost: $20 – $30
Doors open: 5:00 PM
Game starts: 7:00 PM

The Berkeley Resistance are charging across the East Bay to do battle with the San Francisco ShEvil Dead in an epic show of endurance, skill and strategy!

The #20ShineTeen season is winding down, and the August Championship bout looms large on all teams’ horizons. Which two teams will be contenders for the golden trophy? Hopes are still alive for both the ShEvil Dead and the Resistance. Who will continue on and claim the title of Champions? Only the results of this game will tell!

Where: The Palace of the Fine Arts Venue
When: July 13, 2019
Doors Open: 5:00 PM
First Whistle: 7:00 PM
General Admission: $20 (Kids 7 and under free)
VIP Admission: $30

Outside food and alcohol are not permitted but there will be food, beverages and alcohol available for purchase. Bars are cash only. There is an ATM on site.

General admission includes:

Bleachers, floor trackside seating (bring blankets, pillows, support cushions), and standing room areas. NO outside chairs allowed.

Accessible seating is also available.

VIP Admission Includes:

Limited VIP seating in prime viewing area (along the start straightaway and into turn 1), and dedicated line at the bar.

Entrance to the venue:

The doors to the event are on the inner portion of the building, near the famous rotunda.

For parking and public transportation information, visit SFMTA websites:

Short Term Parking Permits: https://www.sfmta.com/sites/default/files/reports-and-documents/2017/09/rpp_temp_permit_app_fy18_eng_v5.pdf

Public Transportation: https://www.sfmta.com/getting-around-san-francisco

BAD events at the Palace of the Fine Arts Venue are ADA accessible.

After party hosted by Silver Cloud Restaurant and Bar in San Francisco

Questions? Please email events@bayareaderby.com

06/01/2019 Roller Derby Game 2: Oakland Outlaws vs. The Berkeley Resistance

Date: June 1, 2019
Where: The Palace of the Fine Arts
Cost: $20 – $30
Doors open: 5:00 PM
Game starts: 7:00 PM





After a riveting game against the ShEvil Dead in April, the Oakland Outlaws must now face-off against the fearsome Berkeley Resistance! 

The Resistance arrives this season on the hunt for a return to their status as league champs, but the Outlaws are determined to defend their 2018 title!  This bout is sure to be full of big hits, powerful jammers, and nonstop fun for all!

Where: The Palace of the Fine Arts Venue
When: June 1, 2019
Doors Open: 5:00 PM
First Whistle: 7:00 PM
General Admission: $20 (Kids 7 and under free)
VIP Admission: $30

Outside food and alcohol are not permitted but there will be food, beverages and alcohol available for purchase. Bars are cash only. There is an ATM on site.

General admission includes:

Bleachers, floor trackside seating (bring blankets, pillows, support cushions), and standing room areas. NO outside chairs allowed.

Accessible seating is also available.

VIP Admission Includes:

Limited VIP seating in prime viewing area (along the start straightaway and into turn 1), and dedicated line at the bar.

Entrance to the venue:

The doors to the event are on the inner portion of the building, near the famous rotunda.

For parking and public transportation information, visit SFMTA websites:

Short Term Parking Permits: https://www.sfmta.com/sites/default/files/reports-and-documents/2017/09/rpp_temp_permit_app_fy18_eng_v5.pdf

Public Transportation: https://www.sfmta.com/getting-around-san-francisco

BAD events at the Palace of the Fine Arts Venue are ADA accessible.

After party hosted by Silver Cloud Restaurant and Bar in San Francisco

Questions? Please email events@bayareaderby.com

Bay Area Derby 2019 Home Games

Where: The Palace of the Fine Arts Venue
When: April 20, June 1, July 13 and August 24
Doors Open: 5:00 PM
First Whistle: 7:00 PM
General Admission: $20 (Kids 7 and under free)
VIP Admission: $30

Season Tickets APRIL 20 TICKETS JUNE 1 TICKETS JULY 13 TICKETS AUGUST 24 TICKETS

#20ShineTeen is finally here for Bay Area Derby!  Our three home teams–Oakland Outlaws, San Francisco ShEvil Dead and Berkeley Resistance–are ready to throw down to see who will reign supreme over the Bay this year.  Purchase your VIP and Season Tickets early to secure the best trackside seating, bar access and value for your dollar!

Outside food and alcohol are not permitted but there will be food, beverages and alcohol available for purchase. Bars are cash only. There is an ATM on site.

General admission includes:

Bleachers, floor trackside seating (bring blankets, pillows, support cushions), and standing room areas. NO outside chairs allowed.

Accessible seating is also available.

VIP Admission Includes:

Limited VIP seating in prime viewing area (along the start straightaway and into turn 1), and dedicated line at the bar.

Entrance to the venue:

The doors to the event are on the inner portion of the building, near the famous rotunda.

Public Transportation
The Palace of Fine Arts Theatre has convenient access to public transportation. We are accessible by San Francisco Muni buses #30, #43, #28, and #29. Muni bus lines #22, #41, and #45 also stop in the vicinity. From Fisherman’s Wharf take the #30 Stockton bus. For more information, call Muni at (415) 673-6864 or check the SFMTA trip planner.

If you’re taking BART, get off at the Montgomery Street station, walk one half-block up Market Street to Third Street, and catch the #30 Stockton bus on the corner.

Virtually all downtown-bound Golden Gate Transit buses stop nearby the Theatre. Ask your driver for directions or call Golden Gate Transit Information at 511 (toll-free) or 415-455-2000 (outside the Bay Area).

https://www.sfmta.com/getting-around-san-francisco

Short Term Parking Permits: https://www.sfmta.com/sites/default/files/reports-and-documents/2017/09/rpp_temp_permit_app_fy18_eng_v5.pdf

PresidiGo

You can also take the PresidiGo for free on weekends from Embarcadero BART to Letterman Digital Arts Center, only a half mile from the venue!

Ridevu

Check out our Ridevu page to connect with other fans and request rides, as well as share a taxi to the event!

BAD events at the Palace of the Fine Arts Venue are ADA accessible.

Questions? Please email events@bayareaderby.com