Learning roller derby?
February 23, 2010 10:13 AM Subscribe
How does one get started in roller derby (as a total beginner)?
posted by so_gracefully to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (14 answers total) 20 users marked this as a favorite
I've been really interested in roller derby for the past few years, and I think I finally have the guts/ability to make the time to learn how to do it.
I know my local derby league (LA Derby Dolls) has training classes for people who can already basically skate. I don't even own skates, so I realize getting skates and learning how to be comfortable on them is step #1, but how do I actually do any of this?! What are the things I need to know (for example, I was looking online at skates and realized that you need different wheels for indoor vs. outdoor skating--I'm sure there are a lot of important pieces of information like this)? I also don't know anyone who does roller derby, or have any connections to anyone who does. I have googled and found bits of info here and there, but not quite what I'm needing.