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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 SCHEDULE FOR 2014:

Session 1 (all groups): February 4—May 4
Summer Session (all groups): June 1 to August 17 (Registration is still open for all groups except A)
Session 3 (all groups): September 7—November 23 (Registration opens August 1st)

SUMMER CLINICS:

The Texecutioners will be hosting 3 Summer Clinics. Get more information here.

PRACTICE DAYS AND TIMES FOR CURRENT SESSION (SUMMER SESSION):

Primer: Sunday 8:00am – 10:00 am
Intermediate/Advanced Scrimmage Intensive: Sunday 9:00am – 11:00am
Group A: Sunday 10:00am – 12:00pm & Wednesday 6:30pm – 8:00pm; Scrimmages TBD

PRACTICE DAYS AND TIMES FOR FALL SESSION (SESSION 3):

Primer: Sunday 9:00am – 11:00am, Tuesday 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Intermediate: Sunday 11:00am – 1:00pm, Tuesday 8:00pm – 9:30pm
Advanced: Sunday 11:00am – 1:00pm, Thursday 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Group A: Sunday 9:00am – 11:00am, Thursday 8:00pm – 9:30pm
(Tryouts for Group A will be held on Wednesday August 20 from 8:00pm – 10:00pm)

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

REC LEAGUE SKILL GROUPS

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.

Intermediate: The intermediate group 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 the Intermediate group 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.

Advanced: The Advanced group provides a greater challenge to skaters wanting to improve their derby skills and learn more in-depth game strategy. Advanced level skaters must be comfortable with full contact, skate safely in a pack situation and have a basic knowledge of the WFTDA rules. Skaters in the Advanced group 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:

  • 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

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.

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 Primer and demonstrate knowledge of basic skills. Returning Rec League skaters who were assessed to Group C or B (now Intermediate and Advanced) 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 Intermediate or Advanced, 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 Advanced, that skater could skate in Advanced, Intermediate, Primer or at all those levels. Movement between Primer, Intermediate and Advanced can be fluid within each session, dependent upon passing a documented skills assessment. With the exception of our Summer Mixed Level Scrimmage Intensive, skill groups will scrimmage separately, meaning skaters in Advanced will only scrimmage against other Advanced level skaters; and skaters in Intermediate will only scrimmage against other Intermediate level skaters.

ASSESSMENT DATES FOR SESSION 2:

Primer to Intermediate (previously known as Group C): 6/22, 7/20, 8/10
Group A: Saturday 5/18 (skaters must pass assessments for Group A prior to registering)

REGISTRATION COSTS FOR SESSION 2 PER GROUP:

Primer, Intermediate and Advanced (once a week): $99.00
Group A (twice a week ONLY): $200

HOW TO REGISTER:

Registration for Primer, Intermediate, and Advanced does not close and skaters may register at any time during the session. Registration for Group A opens after assessments on 5/18. Registration for TXRG Rec League is done online at SportsSignup.

  1. Set up a user account (or log in with your existing account)

  2. 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.)

  3. Complete necessary paperwork and agreements, as provided

  4. Pay online with a debit/credit card

  5. Arrive at The Shed with skates and ALL your safety gear and COME SKATE!

WFTDA INSURANCE:

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.

Have questions about the Rec League? Send an email to recleague@texasrollergirls.org or check out our FYI page.

Season:
  • FEB 22
  • MAR 22
  • APR 19
  • MAY 10
  • MAY 31
  • JUN 14
  • JUL 13
  • JUL 26
  • AUG 16