Derby 101 is open to beginners 18 years+ who want to learn the game of flat track roller derby. Our 10-week sessions run three times per year. If you’re determined, dedicated, and team-oriented, we want to hear from you! While a sports background is helpful, no experience is required.
How Derby 101 Works
The first night is a registration and gear-up night. Week 2 is the first full on-skates lesson. The final session is a skills assessment. Pass that, and you’re on to Smash Squad where you continue to work on your derby skills on your way to becoming a skater for Hammer City.
Next Derby 101 Program
Starts Wednesday, March 28, 2018
6:30 – 7:30 pm
Every Wed. for 10 weeks
Right on Target, Centre on Barton (between Marshall’s and The Brick)
1211 Barton St. East, Hamilton
If you’re interested in joining Derby 101 or have any questions, complete our online skater intake questionnaire and we’ll get back to you and send you reminders about upcoming info and Derby 101 sessions.
I’m ready! Let’s do this! How do I sign up?
Make sure you complete our online skater intake questionnaire so we can send you all the information on how to sign up and secure your spot.
How much does it cost?
Derby 101 is $100 plus $30 insurance.
If you already know how to play roller derby or are returning to the sport after a hiatus, Smash Squad is the place for you. You’ll have the space to regain your derby legs alongside other returnees and freshly minted Derby 101 grads. Smash Squad members can join regular league practices after successfully passing the current Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) skills test.
Roll with us! If you are a member in good standing with another league, contact us and we’ll get you transitioned to our league.
17 and under? We’ve got a program for you too! Learn more.
We’re also looking for referees, non-skating officials, coaches, and volunteers. Learn more.