Feelin’ the #FOMO because you missed the March intake for our 2014 Fresh Meat Program? Well have no fear, we’re opening up a second intake for our Fresh Meat Program with Benchmarking starting June 1st and practices starting June 8th.
SUNDAY JUNE 1, 2014, 2– 5pm
Location: The Bunker
40 Carl Hall Rd, Studio 3
Our own Renny Rumble from Rumbling Rage Derby Shop will be at the Bunker on Sunday May 25th from 2-5 pm to answer any gear questions you might have or help you with sizing your skate order. Pro-tip: It’s best to order as far in advance as you can.
Please see the full program details below.
Any further questions? Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org . You can also check out this video from our winter Meat n Greet: http://youtu.be/mzgFEw4kIVg
Want to see our latest Fresh Meat graduates in action? Make sure to attend our next bout on May 10th. Tickets available HERE
NOTICE: You will need full gear and skates in order to participate.
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 June 8th, we require that each skater complete a benchmarking test on June 1st. 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 November.
The Toronto Roller Derby 2014 Fresh Meat Program is open to all potential derby skaters or officials 18+ who wish to skate in a Men’s or Women’s league.
Did You Already Do This on March 2?
Since this will be our second Fresh Meat intake this year, if you already attended the benchmarking in March, you do not have to repeat it again, and can jump into the first practice on June 8th. Please register here so that we know when to expect you.
Is there a cost to participate in the 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. If you know you are going to continue on with derby, you can also go ahead and sign up for your full insurance with CRDi.
What does the full Fresh Meat program cost?
$350: $200 payable at first practice (June 8), $150 at mid-term checkpoint
$50: Canadian Roller Derby Insurance (CRDi) required by June 8. This is a separate organization and payable to CRDi online. Toronto Roller Derby will not accept your insurance payment.
Full Gear Required!
Full roller derby gear will be required. All equipment must be in good working order and fit properly.
• mouth guard!!
• elbow pads
• wrist guards
• knee pads
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.
Where to Buy Gear:
You can purchase gear online from our own Renny Rumble’s Rumbling Rage Derby Shop: http://rumblingrage.com or visit the shop in Barrie.
FITTING ON SUNDAY, MAY 25th, from 2-5 PM. Renny will also be at the Bunker at Downsview on Sunday May 25th for anyone who wants to be fitted or to answer any additional gear questions you might have.
Where else? You can also try:
• My Roll Life (1714 Queen St West, Toronto): http://MyRollLife.com
• Twelve Thirty Four Skate Co. (Peterborough): http://www.twelvethirtyfourskateco.com
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.
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 May 10th or May 24th.
Full Program Training Schedule:
Training runs for 20 sessions, 3 hrs per week, on most Sundays, 2-5 pm. We are blacked out of our venue from time to time, so will try to give you as much notice as possible. 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.
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 constantly reviewed throughout.
Jun 1 Benchmarking
Jun 8 #1
Jun 15 #2
Jul 6 #3
Jul 13 #4
Jul 20 #5
Jul 27 Review
Aug 10 Interim Evaluation
Aug 17 #6
Aug 24 #7
Sep 7 #8
Sep 14 #9
Sep 21 #10
Oct 5 #11
Oct 19 #12
Oct 26 #13
Nov 2 #14
Nov 9 Game Play Scrimmage
Nov 16 Rules Review
Nov 23 Review
Nov 30 Final Evaluation
Still Have Questions? Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org