THE REVOLUTION WANTS YOU!
Who are you guys?
SIDR is a diverse group of dedicated women (and men) working together to create revolutionary roller derby right here in Suffolk County. We are committed to fostering an environment that is fun and inclusive for skaters of all skill levels, body types and backgrounds. SIDR plays by the WFTDA (women’s flat track derby association) rules set.
I haven’t been on skates since I was 10…
SIDR will provide all of the training you need. No experience is necessary, just commitment and a willingness to learn. Our coaching staff is enthusiastic about new skaters and instills confidence while teaching all the necessary skills in a fun environment. If you’re dedicated to practicing, you’ll be rolling along in no time.
How much time does it require?
About the same amount of time you might devote to any team sport. You’ll have weekly practices, occasional scrimmages and bouts, team meetings and events to attend. As a DIY organization, SIDR also relies on our members to help raise money, organize events and recruit new members like you.
Will I get hurt?
Roller Derby is a full contact sport. You will absolutely fall and have bruises but safety is a priority. You’ll be taught proper techniques for falling, blocking and other skills to minimize the risk of injury. We also wear full protective gear during all practices and bouts. Still, health insurance is not required but is strongly recommended.
If I join, what kind of gear will I need to skate?
You will need skates and the minimum required protective gear to skate with SIDR. Protective gear includes knee pads, elbow pads, wrist guards, helmet and a mouth guard. SIDR advises you to not spend your money on skates until you know you are getting the right ones for you. If you would like to get fitted for a skate boot we can tell you where to go for expert advice! There are also some great derby owned online shops to guide you and SIDR’s official protective gear sponsor will get you a great deal on the best protection. Recommendations will be available at your orientation.
I want to be a part of SIDR but I do not want to skate…
SIDR has a place for everyone! We need our support staff just as much as we need our skaters!
I want to be a part of SIDR but I’m a guy…
SIDR is fortunate to have some pretty cool guys who skate with us as Referees, help with officiating off-skates, volunteer as safety personnel, announce our games and help with bout production and more.
Where can I start learning the rules?
For more information, check out wftda.com/rules
Contact recruitment at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!