Have you ever dreamed of teaming up with other bad-ass women to skate your heart out while getting to choose cute costumes and punny names?
Then look no further than the Dockyard Derby Dames training and tryouts.
Starting this Sunday, women over the age of 18, (right now over 80 team members range in age from 21-52) can participate in a month- long training session that culminates in a team tryout on October 14.
From 8-10 p.m. on Sunday nights through September 29, aspiring derby girls can have hands-on training at the Auburn Skate Connection.
Seasoned members from the DYDD’s five teams will be on hand, directing how to do whips and pushes and explaining what it takes to be a jammer, blocker and pivot.
“Bootcamp is a perfect opportunity to see if you have what it takes to play roller derby,” says Patricia “Slamburger Patty” Gray in a press release. “If you’ve ever dreamed of playing roller derby – this is your chance!”
Participants should bring roller skates, protective gear including: a helmet, mouth guard and wrist, elbow and knee pads, workout clothes including a blue shirt and a water bottle.