Yes, girls and boys, it’s that magical time of year again –LCHR is having a SKILLS CAMP!! We want to expand our derby family, skaters and refs alike, so if you’re reading this post that means we want YOU!
Many of our skaters have been recruited through our previous skills camps and Rec league, and that means it can start your derby career, too! But first, we want to get a couple of common roller derby skills camp myths out of the way:
Skills Camp Myth Public Enemy #1:
“I can’t skate / haven’t skated in years, therefore I shouldn’t tryout because I need to know how to skate.”
Wrong. All you really need is the following: to know is how to fall. Our amazing veterans will show you exactly how to do this and more.
Skills Camp Myth #2:
“I’ve never played sports / been much of an athlete. I’m not in the right kind of shape to do derby.”
One thing we can’t stress enough – EVERY size and shape is valuable on that derby track and you learn to play to your own strengths and abilities! That’s just one element of what makes roller derby amazing. Never been an athlete? Never to late to start. And we’ll help you.
What we bring:
Extra derby pads and helmets for you to use. Basic skating / proper falling lessons. Loads of encouragement.
What you bring:
Comfy clothes. 35 dollars (5 dollars per session) A mouth guard and a little bravery.
Still not convinced that you have what it takes but want to play? Then maybe our Recreational League is more for you. You will learn everything our A and B team girls do but with a little less of the roughness and without the huge time and attendance commitment required of competitive league derby. If interested come out to Hot Wheels Skating Center on Folly Rd on Sundays 12-2 pm.
First let me say THANKS for being interested in volunteering! LCHR thrives on high-energy fans of the sport who love it so much they are willing to pitch in and help it succeed in Charleston.
A Non-Skating Official (NSO) is a member of our Ref Corps, and he or she can hold a wide variety of positions: penalty tracker, scoreboard operator, penalty box timer, scorekeeper, jam timer, etc. NSOs are needed especially on bout day, but are also called in to some practice days. Contact our Ref/NSO liaison, Afrodite Superstar, for more information.