2013 Tryouts!

Think you have what it takes to be a Texas Rollergirl?
Well now’s your chance to show us what you’ve got!

WHEN:
Texas Rollergirls tryouts are 2 days long. Tuesday and Wednesday, September 17th and 18th. Tryouts begin at 8:00pm and you must be available  and present on both days.

WHERE:
Our new practice space: 6110 Trade Center Drive, Austin, TX, 78744. When do I need to arrive for the Tryout? Tryouts will start promptly at 8:00pm each day. You must be geared up and ready to skate by 8:15p. We recommend that you arrive 30-45 minutes prior to the scheduled start time to allow enough time for you to check in and get ready. Tryouts will be approximately 2-3 hours so please plan accordingly.


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Is There an Age Requirement?
Yes, you must be 18 or older on the day of tryouts.

Does It Cost Anything to Tryout?
Yes, please bring $20 in cash to be paid upon arrival. Non-refundable fee to cover rent costs.
You will also be required to sign a Waiver and Release of Liability. It is a standard waiver and we’ll have copies for you to sign before tryouts begin. We also highly recommend that you have your own personal insurance.

How Do I Register for Tryouts?
Fill out this form: http://tinyurl.com/TXRG2014Tryouts
Registration closes at 5:00pm CT on Tuesday, September 17th.

What should I bring?
You will need to bring your own skates and protective equipment (helmet, wrist guards, knee pads, elbow pads, mouth guard). You should also bring a bottle of water or your preferred drink for hydration. Please note that our tryouts are CLOSED. You are not permitted to bring any guests with you and anyone who is not trying out will be asked to leave.

What type of gear should I buy? Where do I get it?
You will need to get protective pads (helmet, wrist guards, knee pads, elbow pads). Many of us have custom pads from Pro-Designed Inc, but you can get any kind you’d like. Triple 8 and Pro-Tec are a couple of examples you can get from local skate shops like Medusa Skates and Sun and Ski Sports. Many of us have Pro-Tec or Triple 8 Brainsavers helmets. Playland Skate Center and Medusa Skates have some models of quad skates on hand for purchase. If you find a better deal on-line on a particular model/size that they have in stock they will usually match the price. At the very least, we recommend that you try on different skates and see what size works best for you. Skates are usually sized with men’s sizes, so most women will get a size that is around 1.5–2 sizes smaller than what they normally wear (for example, I wear a women’s 8.5 shoe and my skates are a 7). Look for speed skate quad boots. These are lower than artistic boots in overall boot height (speed skates come to the ankle, artistic boots go over the ankle). Most of us use Riedell or Vanilla but any good speed boot will do.

WHEELS:
You’ll be skating on polished concrete that seems to be a bit grippier than the convention center – pretty similar to the Millennium. So, anything from 84-93s. You might want to bring 2 sets and try them out beforehand.

Do I have to be a seasoned skater to try out?
Don’t worry, you don’t need to know all of the skills or be a phenomenal skater to tryout, but being comfortable on your skates can’t hurt your chances. More than anything, we are looking for strong women with a lot of heart and passion for our sport. But in the meantime, skate everywhere and anywhere you can and check out the open skate sessions at Playland Skate Center and Millennium Youth Entertainment Complex. You may even bump into a few Texas Rollergirls!

4 Comments

  1. Mary Najar
    Posted September 2, 2013 at 11:29 pm | Permalink

    I will have my 15 year old daughter with me. Will she be asked to leave or can she sit and do homework?

  2. Sinnerfold
    Posted September 10, 2013 at 8:47 am | Permalink

    I’m sorry Mary, but, tryouts are closed. No spectators are allowed in the facility.

  3. Patricia
    Posted September 12, 2013 at 9:23 am | Permalink

    Should I get confirmed to go through training after try-outs, what do the practice times look like? I work Monday – Friday until 8:30pm and sat 9am until 12:30pm.

  4. Linda
    Posted August 1, 2014 at 12:33 pm | Permalink

    When are 2014 tryouts? Are they in September like 2013 tryouts?

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