Frequently Asked Question
We hope this answers your burning questions:
What is the cost.
Fresh Meat program is $180 for 10 weeks.
HOGTOWN ROLLER DERBY JRS.
The Freshy Training program is designed with safety first. You can't jump in a Roller Derby bout not knowing how to skate or know the rules of the game. Freshy Training is a step by step program that will teach your kids proper skating techniques. This might be your first time on quad skate or you might be an amazing figure skater. It doesn't matter what level you are. Safety is first, all skaters by the end of the 10 weeks program or after testing will be ready for the next level of play.
But hold on we just don't let the kids out of the starting gate hitting each other. We graduate them slowly to light bumping. We spend a lot of time role-playing the game (in our socks at times), we get them comfortable in pack scenarios and we repeat the basic drill of the freshy course. Only at the level 3 were roller derby is played at 100% full hits. Kids can get hurt playing roller derby but kids can also get hurt pretty much doing anything. You play only at your comfort level and we will encourage your kids to work hard but mostly HAVE FUN!
Do I need insurance
YES. Every skater needs insurance. Please read question 2 for more information.
How old do I have to be
Jr age range is 8 to 18. Once the skater is 18 they join the adult league.
QUESTION 1: COST
QUESTION 4: Skates
QUESTION 8: Can boys play
Yes, boys are welcome to take part in Freshy Training and practices. But some tournament may only be for girls. Roller Derby is unlike any other sport, it is an all-inclusive environment.
The Freshy Training is a 10 week program that cost $180.00. Starting Oct 5th. Every Saturday the JRs skate from 5:00 to 6:00 at Bishop Marrocco 4th floor gym. Before committing come to at DROP IN Sept 21th for $5.00. Try on some gear, talk to some derby vets and to a few kids that already went through freshy training.
Question 2: Insurance
First step visit: www.crdinfo.ca/east-skaters
Next: Fill out the Green Form (2019 East CRDi Online Membership Form). They will ask some personal question like your name and address. If you have a derby name you may enter it. Sometimes it takes a while to get that perfect derby name so no rush. The league name is: HogtownRD.
Last: make your payment. Can choose East 2019 Full Membership $50 or East 2019 CRDi Apprenticeship Membership (Good for 3 months) $30.
More informations: crdinfo.ca/jr-skaters
QUESTION 3: Where to skate
Sometimes you want to skate outside of practice time. Check out Scooter or CoachLite Outdoor parks like Dieppe and Greenwood have nice smooth pavement to skate on. Don't forget to get a pair of outdoor wheels.
Can I use inline skates? No, in roller derby we only use quad skates. We will teach the kids about taking can of their skates and learning about different wheels.
QUESTION 9: What happens after Freshy Training
QUESTION 5: Were do I buy skates
There are a few online stores where you can buy a fresh meat package.
Other online stores RollerGirl.ca and
Or check out Kijiji, Craiglist for used gear. Kids outgrow stuff. Sometimes "Play It Again Sports" has helmets and pads at great prices.
QUESTION 6: Gear
You need to purchases knee pads, elbow pads, helmet, wrist guards, quad skates, mouth guard and a large backpack to carry the gear. A big water bottle is good to have too. If you have asthma or other conditions always bring your medication to practise and games.
QUESTION 7: Helmets
A helmet is a very important piece of gear.
S-One and Triple 8 are excillent helmets. The best are hockey helmet. You can also have a half visor but no cage.
After your 10 week training, you will be tested on your skills. Once you have passed, you are welcome with open arms to Hogtown Lynx Jrs. Roller Derby team. Practices continue but we focus on teaching you how to play and review all the basic skills too.
QUESTION 10: What is a Derby Name
One of the unique experiences of Roller Derby is being called by your new name. Sometime it come easy and for others it's a hard choice. Once you have a new roller derby name you can register it at www.derbyrollcall.com You can find great inspiration there too. Have fun with it and don't worry you can change it as you grow with the sport.
QUESTION 11: Freshy Training
We host two freshy training session per year. First one in the FAll and the second in the WINTER. Most players do both sessions to feel extra comfortable with their new amazing skills.
FALL session begins Oct 5 for 10 weeks.
WINTER session: date coming soon.
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