Each year, BRDG runs a course aimed at bringing new members into our league – teaching them everything they need to know about the sport of roller derby, and getting them ready to start skating or reffing with Bath.
Our 2017 course is currently underway and sold out. Please like our Facebook page for details of our 2018 intake (the course usually runs from June - October.)
How does the course run?
Our course starts with a four week 'Learn To Skate' period, in which we'll show you the very basics of roller skating, kit maintenance, safety etc. Lots of league members will be available to hold hands, and we expect you to spend plenty of time on the floor, so don't worry about being able to glide around perfectly at this point.
Next, we'll start teaching you the specific skills you'll need to play roller derby, as an individual and as a team. Skating in pack, walling up, pacelines, laterals, whips... It will all make sense very soon!
Finally, you'll move on to "Scrimmage 101" (or Reffing 101 if you've decided you'd rather officiate.) During this period we'll move you on to game play based drills and get you ready for your graduation to the League.
Who can sign up?
Due to our insurance requirements, you do need to be at least 18 years old to take part in the course (there's definitely no upper age limit!) As BRDG does not currently have a men's team, only female-identifying people can train to play roller derby with us, but if you'd like to referee, we'll take all comers!
How do I sign up?
Our 2017 course is currently underway and sold out!
If you'd like to get involved with our league in other ways while you wait for the next course to roll around, we'd still love to hear from you. There are loads of ways to be part of BRDG and we're a friendly bunch! Just drop us a line via our Contact Page and we'll be in touch :)