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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*
Rec League is taking a short hiatus. Stay tuned for upcoming sessions!
During each session, skaters have the opportunity to participate in one or more of the skill groups: Level 1, Level 2, and The Reckoning, All Groups will be practicing together. This will provide opportunity to play up and build skill levels, however there will be plenty of opportunity to be broken up into each skill level group. All Groups will be trained by current or retired Texas Rollergirls.
Level 1: The Level 1 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 Level 1 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 Level 1 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 Level 1 group. Skaters may advance out of Level 1 after passing a skills assessment and being cleared by the head trainer.
Level 2: The Level 2 group provides a greater challenge to skaters wanting to improve their derby skills and learn more in-depth game strategy within a 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. Level 2 skaters must be comfortable with full contact, skate safely in a pack situation and have a basic knowledge of the WFTDA rules and pass the WFTDA minimum skills test. Skaters in the Level 2 group are invited to participate in Rec League scrimmages at The Shed.
The Reckoning: Team Reckoning 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 Team Reckoning 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 Team Reckoning will have the opportunity to:
Train with Texecutioners and TXRG’s top trainers
Work on advanced-level skills and more intense training
Gain experience and receive personalized feedback as part of a smaller, more consistent team
Scrimmage against teams outside of the Rec League
Get a taste of the commitment and teamwork needed to be on TXRG’s premiere league
Team Reckoning practices will be twice a week and contain a mixture of drills and scrimmaging. Skaters wishing to register for this group must pass a skills assessment prior to each session and WFTDA Skaters Rules Test. Team Reckoning scrimmages may be scheduled outside of the typical practice times and skaters will not participate in Rec League scrimmages at The Shed.
REC LEAGUE ASSESSMENTS:
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 Level 2 and demonstrate knowledge of basic skills. Returning Rec League skaters who were assessed to Level 2 during the previous season may enter the 2016 season at the same level in which they skated previously. (Every skater wishing to enroll in The Reckoning must pass a skills assessment and WFTDA Skaters Rules Test prior to registering for that group. Please note there will be an attendance minumium to scrimmage.) Once cleared by the head trainer to skate in Level 2, 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. Movement between Level 1 & 2 can be fluid within each session, dependent upon passing a documented skills assessment.
Registration for Level 1 and Level 2 does not close and skaters may register at any time during the session. Registration for The Reckoning opens after tryouts. 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 $2,500 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 2016.
The annual charge from 1/1 – 12/31 is $72.50 and is required for Rec League skaters at the start of the year. This will drop to $42.50 on 7/1 for those signing up later in 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.