Our trainers are getting ready to start our next round of the Fresh Meat Program on March 2nd! We hope to see you out there!
Last Sunday we held a Meet and Greet and info session at Sugarbomb to answer any questions you might have before you take that first step and sign up. Check out the video below if you missed out.
TO BE CONSIDERED FOR 2014 FRESH MEAT AND BEGIN THE PROGRAM, SIGN UP FOR BENCHMARKING HERE
SUNDAY MARCH 2, 2014, 2– 5pm
Location: The Bunker
40 Carl Hall Rd, Studio 3
Full program details follow below.
DERBY POP-UP SHOP FEB 9!
Rollerbug.com and Sugarbomb.ca will also be holding a special pop-up shop to fit you with all of your gear and derby needs on February 9th from 11am-2pm at 1 Wiltshire Ave, Unit E. For more details, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Where’s your skate at? Let the Benchmarking Begin!
Take the first step in joining the Toronto Roller Derby 2014 Fresh Meat Program. Before practices begin March 16th, we require that each skater complete a benchmarking test. This helps us shape and customize our training program to your needs and allows our league’s trainers to get to know you better. More importantly, since this might be the first time on skates for some, it will give you a feel for what a typical roller derby practice could be like before you commit to the full program that runs until September.
The Toronto Roller Derby 2014 Fresh Meat Program is welcome to all potential derby skaters or officials aged 19+ who wish to skate in a Men’s or Women’s league.
In the cases where the number of attendees exceeds the number of fresh meat that our league’s trainers can take on, this test will be treated as a tryout.
More About the Test:
The benchmarking test is a modified version of the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association’s Minimum Skills Test. There will be no contact involved in the benchmarking. Benchmarking will identify your current ability and provide you with information on where you presently need more work. The information will also provide trainers with information for planning lessons.
This might sound intimidating, but it really isn’t – we will take in skaters willing to learn at any level.
Cost to Participate in Benchmarking:
$10, payable cash, at entry. You will be asked to sign a waiver at the event or be sent the form to do so in advance for insurance purposes.
Full Fresh Meat Program Costs:
$350: $200 payable at first practice (March 16), $150 at June checkpoint
$50: Canadian Roller Derby Insurance (CRDi) required by March 16. Click here for more info.
Full Gear Required:
Full roller derby gear will be required. All equipment must be in good working order and fit properly.
Gear can be ordered at least one month in advance through Rollerbug.com.Contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org for order cut off dates.
Rollerbug will also be holding a pop-up shop on Sunday Feb 9, 11am-2pm, at Sugarbomb, 1 Wiltshire Ave, Unit E.
We also ask that you bring some masking tape and a marker so that we can tape an assigned number to your helmet on arrival.
Additional Program and League Commitments:
Upon joining the Fresh Meat Program skaters will have to fulfill the following in order to be eligible to join Toronto Roller Derby:
Attendance: skaters must maintain a minimum of 70% attendance. Let’s be honest, you will need to be there as much as possible in order to pass the WFTDA minimums at the end.
League Volunteering: skaters must volunteer for at least 10 hours of league volunteering time in order to complete the program. To find out about volunteering opportunities, contact email@example.com.
Get in touch about volunteering at our upcoming games February 8th or March 1st.
Full Program Training Schedule:
Training runs for 20 sessions, 3 hrs per week, on most Sundays, 2-5 pm. The first set of practices are focused on skating basics, while the next set of practices focus on game play and derby training. Rules are constrantly reviewed throughout.
The following schedule is tentative, subject to blackout dates in our practice space. You will be given as much advance notice as possible should dates change. There is a possibility that this could also extend the duration of the program past the dates below. Benchmarking and testing will also occur throughout the program.
Session # Date
Benchmarking Mar 2
#1 Mar 16
#2 Apr 6
#3 Apr 13
#4 Apr 27
#5 May 4
Review May 11
Interim Evaluation May 25
#6 Jun 1
#7 Jun 8
#8 Jun 15
#9 Jun 22
#10 Jul 6
#11 Jul 13
#12 Jul 20
#13 Jul 27
#14 Aug 10
Game Play Scrimmage Aug 17
Rules Review Aug 24
Review Sep 21
Final Evaluation Sep 28
Still Have More Questions?
Check out the video above, or please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org