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The Texas Rollergirls Rec League is an athletic and social organization formed that teaches flat track roller derby in a fun, safe, and competitive athletic environment. All women ages 18 or older are welcome to join, regardless of previous roller derby experience. *If you are brand new to roller derby, please read our Rec League FAQs*
Session 1 (all groups): February 4—May 4 (Registration is open now!)
Summer Session (GROUP A ONLY): May 17—August 9
Session 2 (all groups): September 7—November 23
Primer: Sunday 9:00am–11:00am & Tuesday 6:30pm–8:00pm
Group C: Sunday 9:00am–11:00am & Tuesday 8:00pm–9:30pm; Scrimmages on 3/2, 3/30 and 5/4
Group B: Sunday 11:00am–1pm & Thursday 6:30pm–8:00pm; Scrimmages on 3/2, 3/30 and 5/4
Group A: Sunday 11:00am–1:00pm & Thursday 8:00pm–9:30pm: Scrimmages TBD
All Rec League practices and scrimmages are held at:
The Texas Rollergirls’ Practice Space — “The Blood Shed”
6110 Trade Center Drive, Suite 101B
Austin, TX 78744
During each session, skaters have the opportunity to participate in one or more of the skill groups: Primer, Group C, Group B and Group A. Some groups’ practice times will overlap, but each group is trained separately by current or retired Texas Rollergirls.
Primer: The Primer group is for skaters who are somewhat new to skating and have no previous roller derby experience. Skaters should be familiar with basic roller skating skills, such as controlled starts and stops, crossovers on the corners, gliding on one skate, and skating at least 10 laps without stopping. Skaters in Primer will learn the basics of how to play roller derby, including proper falling technique, skating in close proximity to others and safety on the track. There is minimal contact in the Primer group and skaters will not scrimmage at this level. Every new skater, as well as those returning from injury or those who have been off skates for more than one year, is required to initially enroll in the Primer group. Skaters may advance out of Primer after passing a skills assessment and being cleared by the head trainer.
Group C: Group C provides a challenging and supportive group environment in which skaters will focus on more advanced skating skills, as well as basic roller derby skills, including blocking, jamming and safe pack skating. Full contact is permissible at this skill level, thus skaters must demonstrate a high level of safety before advancing into this group. Skaters in Group C are invited to participate in Rec League scrimmages at The Shed. Scrimmages for Session 1 are scheduled for Sunday 3/2, Sunday 3/20 and Sunday 5/4.
Group B: Group B provides a greater challenge to skaters wanting to improve their derby skills and learn more in-depth game strategy. Group B skaters must be comfortable with full contact, skate safely in a pack situation and have a basic knowledge of the WFTDA rules. Skaters in Group B are invited to participate in Rec League scrimmages at The Shed. Scrimmages for Session 1 are scheduled for Sunday 3/2, Sunday 3/20 and Sunday 5/4.
Group A: The newly re-vamped Group A is for skaters at the highest skill level of Rec League, who have the potential to play roller derby at the competitive level. The ideal Group A skater is looking for a greater athletic challenge and desires a higher level of commitment than what’s currently offered by other groups in the Rec League. Skaters in Group A will have the opportunity to:
Group A practices will be twice a week and contain a mixture of drills and scrimmaging. Skaters wishing to register for Group A must pass a skills assessment prior to each session. Group A skaters may not concurrently skate in any other Rec League skill groups, with the exception of Primer. Group A scrimmages may be scheduled outside of the typical Group A practice times and skaters will not participate in Rec League scrimmages at The Shed. Enrollment in this elite program will be capped at 25 skaters per session.
Each group has a minimum skills set, which skaters must master to skate at that level. Skaters new to the Rec League may sign up for an assessment after they skate in Primer and demonstrate knowledge of basic skills. Returning Rec League skaters who were assessed to Group B or C during the 2013 season may enter the 2014 season at the same level in which they skated previously. (Every skater wishing to enroll in Group A must pass a skills assessment prior to registering for Group A.) Once cleared by the head trainer to skate in Group B or C, the skater may skate at that assessed level or in any group up to that level and may register to skate in more than one skill group at a time. For example, if cleared for Group B, that skater could skate in Group B, Group C, Primer or at all those levels. Movement between Primer, Group C and Group B can be fluid within each session, dependent upon passing a documented skills assessment. Skill groups will scrimmage separately, meaning skaters in Group B will only scrimmage against Group B; and skaters in Group C will only scrimmage against Group C.
ASSESSMENT DATES FOR SESSION 1:
Primer to C: 2/9, 3/2, 3/30, 5/4
Group C to Group B: Sunday 3/2; Sunday 3/30; and Sunday 5/4
Group A: Friday 1/10 (skaters must pass assessments for Group A prior to registering)
Primer, Group C, and B (twice a week): $175
Primer, Group C and B (once a week): $87.50
Group A (twice a week ONLY): $200
Registration for Primer, Group B and Group C does not close and skaters may register at any time during the session. Registration for TXRG Rec League is done online at SportsSignup.
Set up a user account (or log in with your existing account)
Follow the registration process (If you wish to register for more than one session, you must go through the registration process once for each session.)
Complete necessary paperwork and agreements, as provided
Pay online with a debit/credit card
Arrive at The Shed with skates and ALL your safety gear and COME SKATE!
WFTDA insurance is required for every Rec League skater. WFTDA insurance has a $1,500 deductible for skaters with primary health insurance and a $7500 deductible for skaters without primary. The coverage caps at $10,000. WFTDA insurance will cover you at Texas Rollergirls Rec League practices and scrimmages for all of 2014.
The annual charge from 1/1/2014–12/31/2014 is $60 and is included in the registration costs for new Rec League skaters at the start of the year. After you register, we will enter your info into the WFTDA insurance site and send you a link to complete your profile and sign a WFTDA insurance waiver. You must pay for WFTDA insurance and sign the online waiver before you arrive to skate. Coverage is not valid until you’ve completed the electronic signature.