It’s More Than Just a Game
It’s a way to build confidence. It’s an inclusive community. Oh, and it’s great exercise too.
Denver Roller Derby is proud to present our junior derby team: Major Turbulence! We are looking for girls and boys ages 7 to 17. You don’t need to know how to skate to join, you just have to be willing to give roller derby a try! We can supply skates and gear for the first few weeks to let you figure out what gear you need and want.
Roller derby offers exercise, strategy, and teamwork just like any other team sport. However, it also allows skaters to gain confidence and empowerment through their accomplishments on and off the track as well as the community they build with other skaters.
This full contact sport will start out with the beginners being taught the basics of skating by our coaches before engaging in more advanced drills, scrimmages, and eventually bouting.
Major Turbulence Information:
Beginner skaters practice Saturday mornings from 9-11am. With them, we work on skating basics and roller derby basics. We go over falling properly, skater stride, different stops, and so on.
Advanced skaters practice on Thursdays from 5pm – 6:30pm and Saturdays from 10am – 12pm. At advanced practice we work less on skating basics and more on roller derby strategy, hitting, blocking, jamming, and advanced skating skill. We also have a couple optional practices that the league offers.
Practices are held at The Glitterdome (3600 Wynkoop Suite A, Denver CO 80216).
Dues are $25/month for our beginner skaters and $30/month for our advanced skaters. There is also an annual Junior Roller Derby Association insurance fee of $30 that goes from January to December and a $15 registration fee.
Roller derby is one of the fastest growing sports in the nation — come and find out why!