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BAD Beginnings: Beginner Skate Clinic
October 1, 2017 - November 7, 2017$199 – $225
Bay Area Derby presents a 12 session clinic aimed at readying beginner skaters for entry-level roller derby starting October 1 and running through November 7. We will teach you the minimum skills required to participate in our roller derby tryouts on November 12.
The BAD Beginner Skate Derby 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.
12 SESSIONS, 6 WEEKS:
10/1 Sunday 12-2 pm
10/3 Tuesday 7-9 pm
10/8 Sunday 12-2 pm
10/10 Tuesday 7-9 pm
10/15 Sunday 12-2 pm
10/17 Tuesday 7-9 pm
10/22 Sunday 12-2 pm
10/24 Tuesday 7-9 pm
10/29 Sunday 12-2 pm
10/31 Tuesday 7-9 pm
11/5 Sunday 12-2 pm
11/7 Tuesday 7-9 pm
WHAT TO EXPECT
Open to women, ages 18 and over, interested in playing roller derby. You must have a basic ability to:
- balance/roll/skate with no outside assistance
- to stay active for up to 2 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.
Register today to save your spot!
All Bay Area Derby Beginner Skate Clinic sessions will be held at BAD HQ.
Please arrive 15 minutes before sessions to warm up and gear up.
Skate Clinic Pass $199
Skate Clinic Pass + Tryouts $225 (save $19)
Add WFTDA Insurance $40
You may also register for tryouts without the Beginner Skate Clinic here: https://bayareaderby.ticketleap.com/2018-bay-area-derby-league-tryouts/
- Quad roller skates with appropriate indoor wheels
- Safety equipment (helmet, wrist guards, elbow pads, knee pads, mouthguard)
If you need gear, visit www.quadrepublicskateco.com—a Bay Area based skate shop run by our very own All-Star captain & Bont Quadstar, Brawllen Angel.
We’ll see you on the track!