The Pilot Program


Jet City’s New Skater Camp

 

Jet City Roller Derby is excited to announce our brand new learn-to-skate program, the Jet City Pilot Program!


This 8-week, non-contact beginner skating program will guide you through the basic skills of stops, falls, backwards skating, crossovers, and transitions, so that you can skate with confidence and control. The curriculum is centered around the goal of passing WFTDA minimum skills requirements and progressing to contact-level skating, where skaters can learn how to play the sport of Roller Derby. In addition to on-skate practices, participants will have opportunities to learn about the rules and gameplay in group discussions, and learn how to officiate at league scrimmages and games.

 


Practices:

The skating program will focus on new skills each week, with a natural progression to build on what was previously taught. Participants are encouraged to attend at least one practice per week to ensure they are getting all the fundamentals.

On-skate practices will be held

  • Thursdays from 6-8 PM 
  • Sundays from 6:30-8 AM 

at the Lynnwood Bowl & Skate (6210 200th St SW, Lynnwood, WA 98036). 

Skaters can show up 15 minutes prior to practice start time to begin gearing up. 

Optional rules study sessions will be held after Thursday practices from 8-9 PM in the LBS bar. This is a great time to ask questions and learn more about the game, or just get a drink with your teammates!

The spring Pilot Program starts on Thursday, Apr 18, 2024 and will finish with assessments on Thursday, June 6, 2024.

 


Gear Requirements:

Helmet
Mouthguard
Wrist guards
Elbow pads
Kneepads
Roller skates

Our good friends at Get Your Bearings Skate Shop can help you find everything you’ll need!

Alternatively, we have an assortment of donated pads, helmets, and skates for day-of use. Sizes are varied and limited.  Reach out to us at newskater@jetcityrollerderby.com with any questions, and to ensure we have the resources necessary to support you!

If Roller Derby isn’t your personal goal, that’s great too! This program will provide you with the necessary skills to skate safely in whatever way brings you joy. We’re excited that you’ve chosen to work hard, get sweaty and laugh with us!


REGISTER HERE: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/6273505