- Teams & Staff
- Derby 101
- Jr. Derby
- CAP METRO
- TEXAS STARS EVENT
Trainers and Managers
The 2012 Rec-n-RollerDerby trainers and managers are devoted to training flat track roller derby in a safe and fun environment.
SweetHurt – Administration
Hannthrax – Production
Killer Crouton – Skater Liaison
Hydra – Program Coordinator
You could spend years digesting all of the information that exists about gear. (Trust us, we have!!!) Much of it comes down to a decision about cost, comfort, and protection. Many new skaters opt to start with very basic gear to be sure that they like the sport and want to continue participating before they spend a lot of money on gear. Also, many new skaters don’t have the experience to appreciate the differences between basic gear and higher-quality gear. The best thing you can do is to find a friendly rec skater or Texas Rollergirl and ask to try on her skates, pads, helmet, etc. When you do purchase your skates and safety gear, make sure everything fits well and offers the protection you need to play flat track roller derby. After a few months of skating, you will know whether you want to put more money into your gear.
To play roller derby, you’ll need the following equipment: quad skates (not inlines), a helmet, knee pads, elbow pads, wrist guards, and a mouth guard. Need resources for all that gear? Here are a few:
Code of Conduct
Rec-n-Rollerderby participants are expected to adhere to the same Code of Conduct as Texas Rollergirls, including but not limited to:
New skaters are strongly encouraged to have basic skating skills before joining Rec-n-Rollerderby, such as controlled starts and stops, crossovers on the corners, gliding on one skate, and skating at least 10 laps without stopping.
All skaters must purchase WFTDA insurance and are encouraged to have personal insurance.
All skaters must wear quad skates, knee pads, elbow pads, wrist guards, a helmet and a mouth guard in order to participate in practices and scrimmages.
Trainers will make sure that minimum safety requirements are met before a skater may participate in a scrimmage.
As a recreational league, there are no formal attendance requirements. However, skaters who have missed an excessive number of practices, or who have not mastered basic safety skills, may not be allowed to participate in the official scrimmages.
Child care is not provided. If you need to bring your kid/s to practice, please BYOS (bring your own sitter). We only rent the skate zone, so kids & their sitters have to remain in that area if they come to practice.
Children under 10 are not allowed at the rink unattended while mom skates.