The Lowcountry Highrollers’ Recreational Program, aka THE MEAT LOCKER
The Lowcountry Highrollers Meat Locker allows adults to play light-contact roller derby without the huge time commitment to practices, bouts, and other league activities.
Who can join LCHR’s Meat Locker?
Any woman age 18+ who wants to learn the sport of roller derby, get in shape, and join a group of amazing and strong women. Roller derby is an aggressive and strenuous sport, so you want to be in healthy physical condition before attempting practice to avoid injuries. The Lowcountry Highrollers do not currently have a men’s league. Any men who are interested in playing derby are encouraged to check out the Carolina Wreckingballs Men’s Derby League.
What kind of gear do I need?
Helmet (not a bicycle helmet), mouth guard, elbow pads, wrist guards, quad roller skates and high-quality knee pads such as TSG, 187, Smith Scabs, or Triple 8. Some of the skaters wear tailbone protectors as well. It is always a good idea to bring a pair of running shoes for off-skate workouts.
I haven’t skated in years/ever…will it be safe for me to try this sport?
If you join us in the Meat Locker, you will be getting the derby experience in a lower-impact way. Participants will make contact with other players during the course of the game, but the Meat Locker is overall less physical than full LCHR league derby. Practices will be coached by LCHR-approved trainers and scrimmages will be refereed by LCHR staff.
Do I need insurance?
Yes. It is mandatory to purchase annual WFTDA insurance. WFTDA insurance costs $75 a year and is good for the entire year.
Does the Meat Locker bout publicly?
No, but with enough skaters, we do scrimmage and invite friends and family to come watch! A scrimmage is a mock competition between teammates.
How much are dues?
Dues are $30 a month, which covers practices and as well as the costs of referees at scrimmages. Dues are paid on the first practice of the calendar month.
We also have 5-Practice Punch Cards available for $40, for those not able to attend each Meat Locker practice. These cards are valid for 90 days.
When is practice?
In 2016, Meat Locker Practices will be held on most Sundays from 8:00-10:00AM at Music In Motion.
Contact us to get the current schedule of practices.
Can I bring my kids, friends, or significant other?
All Lowcountry Highrollers practices, including the Meat Locker, are closed to non-participants. There will be scrimmage nights that friends and family can attend. Children ages 10 and under are not allowed at any Lowcountry Highrollers practice without supervision (meaning an older child or a babysitter) and you are responsible for cleaning up any messes made by your child.
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