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2012-Aug. Mini Boot Camp
Garden City Gym
Garden City, GA
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Online registration has ended for this event. You may still register on site starting at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25 at the Garden City Gym. On site registration is $45. Cash only please.


2012-Aug. Mini Boot Camp
Interested in learning more about roller derby or trying out for the team as a skater or referee? Come to the Savannah Derby Devils' first Roller Derby Mini Boot Camp where we'll teach you the basics of roller derby skating all in one compact weekend!

Early bird registration is $25 by July 13. Afterward, registration is $35 through midnight August 24. On site registration the day of the event is $45.

Open to women and men ages 18 and older.

The six-hour weekend course will take place from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, August 25 and 4:30-7:30 p.m. Sunday, August 26. Participants will learn basic derby stride, posture, falling and stopping techniques as well as endurance building exercises and games and tricks to challenge one's skills. The program will review skills necessary to pass tryouts for the Savannah Derby Devils on Sept. 11, 2012.


* Legal ID showing you are age 18 or older.
* Snug fitting workout clothes.
* Your own skates, helmet and protective gear if you have them. If not, we have equipment you may borrow.
* Spill-proof water bottle. (Public fountain available.)
* Two pairs of high socks: One thin and one thick so you can decide which is more comfortable in skates.

Q - I haven't skated since I was a kid. Should I attend Boot Camp?
A - Yes! Boot Camp is for everyone who suspects they would enjoy being back on roller skates and is curious about roller derby. There's no commitment to join the league. It's just to have fun, get a workout, meet roller girls and make new friends!

Q - Am I too old/fat/skinny/out-of-shape to play roller derby?
A - This is a place for you to find out. If you don't mind putting on roller skates, falling on your butt/hips/padded knees a few times, getting your heart rate up and sweating for a few hours, then come out and give it a try. If you have medical concerns or a serious health condition, please let us know by emailing our registered nurse, Felony Melanie, at

Q - What if I'd like to keep skating without the pressure of tryouts or competition?
A - No problem! We have a recreational program called wRECk Night that meets Tuesdays from 8-10 p.m.. The next session will start Sept. 18. Registration is online only through or You do not have to attend Boot Camp to register for wRECk Night.

Q - Do I have to attend the entire weekend?
A - No, but it's really important that you do if you need to learn skills to pass tryouts.

Q - Can I bring my spouse/friend who just wants to watch?
A - No.

Q - What if my spouse/friend is interested in becoming a referee?
A - Great! She/he needs to register for Boot Camp.

Q - Can I bring my kid?
A - No.

Q - Do I have to have skates or other gear to attend Boot Camp?
A - No. We'll provide rental skates and protective gear through Boot Camp and beyond for a maximum of 30 days after the Sept. 11 tryouts. But if you have your own, bring it.

Q - Can I use in-line skates?
A - Hell no! Quads only! (Exceptions made for referees who agree to eventually pledge allegiance to quads.)

Q - I want to buy skates and gear now. Where can I get advice?
A - We encourage you to save your money until you've done Boot Camp. But if you insist, we recommend the "Rookie Package" at Also, we sometimes sell used gear at Boot Camp. If you are going to buy skates, please know that they are in MENS sizes. Many women chose the wrong size. For more discussion on gear, contact us at

Q - Do I have to attend Boot Camp to try out on Sept. 11?
A - No, but chances are good you won't pass tryouts if you don't. Even experienced skaters have a lot to learn about roller derby. We also want to see you demonstrate that you can be part of a team. If you cannot attend Boot Camp but plan to attend tryouts, please give us at heads-up by emailing Maggie Kill'n Brawl at

Q - Is there a way I can be involved in the Derby Devils and not skate?
A - Yes. Our awesome volunteers help us every Thursday at our scrimmages at SuperGoose Sports. Contact us at if you're interested.

Q - Is health insurance required to attend Boot Camp or to join the league later?
A - No, but you're an idiot if you play any competitive, aggressive sport without insurance. The SDD will require you to sign a waiver saying you are aware of the risks and you take full responsibility for your injuries. IF YOU ARE INJURED, YOU ALONE ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR MEDICAL EXPENSES AND LOST WAGES. Seriously. Think about it.

Q - I'm an experienced skater who plans to try out on Sept. 11. Should I attend Boot Camp?
A - Yes. Skating experience does not mean you'll find roller derby all that easy.

Q - I can't make Boot Camp or the Sept. 11 tryouts. Can I still join?
A - Yes, you can join through the next tryouts date a few months down the road. Exceptions are made only for skaters and referees transferring from active membership in another league. (Please contact to share your references and WFTDA number.)



Garden City Gym (View)
160 Priscilla Thomas Way, 160 Wheathill Road & Augusta Road
Garden City, GA 31408
United States

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Sports > Roller Derby

Minimum Age: 18
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No


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