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2018 Roller Derby Boot Camp
Garden City Recreation Center/Gym
Garden City, GA
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You may still register on site at Garden City Recreation Center/Gym, 160 Priscilla Thomas Way/Wheathill Rd, Garden City, GA starting at 4:30 p.m Sunday, July 8, and at 7:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, July 9-12.


2018 Roller Derby Boot Camp
Roller Derby Boot Camp offers skating and roller derby training for skaters ages 18 and older. The week includes nightly instruction and skating, starting with a two-hour orientation and followed by four nights of physical challenges.

Make new friends and discover a part of you you haven't expressed in a long time.

Registration is $45.

Note: Former or current wRECKERS or SDD members are eligible for a discount by sending a request to:

What to bring:
1) Legal photo ID
2) Insurance card (if available)

Registration includes:
1) Use of protective gear and skates; (not the best quality but they work!)
2) Welcome packet
3) Skating instruction
4) Friday wrap up party

5-7 p.m. Sunday
8-10 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
9 p.m. Friday, Boot Camp Awards & Party

Roller Derby Boot Camp FAQs

Q - What should I wear and bring?
A - Driver's license or valid ID
- Copy of your health insurance card.
- Snug-fitting, cotton workout clothes.
- A spill-proof water bottle.
- Two pairs of high socks: one thin and one thick so you can decide which is more comfortable in skates.
- Band-aids or moleskin for your feet. (Almost everyone experiences blisters after getting back in roller 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 required 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 - Roller Girl Boot Camp is the 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 week, then come out and give it a try. If you have medical concerns or a serious health condition, please let us know by emailing

Q - Do I have to attend the entire week?
A - No, but if you are interested in trying out for the league, it's important to attend each night in order to learn the skills needed to pass tryouts.

Q - Can I bring my spouse/friend who just wants to watch?
A - Nope. This is OUR camp, made for people who are doing something out of their comfort zone. We want Boot Campers to feel comfortable falling on their faces (or butts) without an audience there.

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

Q - Can I bring my kid?
A - Sorry, no.

Q - Do I have to have skates or other gear to attend Boot Camp?
A - No. We'll provide rental skates and the required protective gear through Boot Camp if you don't have your own. If you decide to try out for the league, you'll have a month to buy your own equipment.

Q - Can I use in-line skates?
A - Ha! No. Quads only.

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 a "Rookie Package" available through many online skate shops. We may also have some used gear to sell. If you are going to buy skates, please know that most are in MEN'S sizes.

Q - Do I have to attend Boot Camp to try out for the league?
A - No, but it really helps. Boot Camp will review some of the WFTDA Minimum Skills Requirements. The SDD also offers 15-week wRECk Night programs twice each year which offers more in-depth training for the test.

Q - What is required to pass SDD tryouts?
A - You must complete the WFTDA Minimum Skills Requirements available at

Q - Is there a way I can be involved in the Derby Devils and not skate?
A - Yes! We need volunteers called Non Skating Officials. Email us at

Q - Is health insurance required to attend Boot Camp or to join the league later?
A - No, but it's foolish to play a contact sport without insurance. The SDD will require you to sign a waiver saying you are aware of the risks of roller skating and derby and you take full responsibility for your injuries. IF YOU ARE INJURED, YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR MEDICAL EXPENSES AND LOST WAGES.

Q - I'm an experienced skater who plans to try out for the league. Should I attend Boot Camp?
A - Yes. We want to see you demonstrate you're a team player, especially when it involves skating next to people who aren't as good as you. We ask that you put your heart into Boot Camp, show encouragement and patience and demonstrate you can have fun.


Garden City Recreation Center/Gym (View)
160 Priscilla Thomas Way/Wheathill Rd.
Garden City, GA 31408
United States


Sports > Roller Derby

Minimum Age: 18
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!


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