Sun, 14 May|
FREE Roller Derby Taster Session
Learn to skate with BBHR
Time & Location
14 May 2023, 11:15
High Wycombe, Cressex School
About the event
Want to learn how to play an awesome team sport on roller skates? Our next roller derby taster session is on Sunday 14th May and it's free to attend!
TASTER SESSION INFO!
Our taster sessions are divided into 3 parts.
1 - First, you'll get to watch a short demonstration from the team on what the sport looks like to play.
2 - Then, you'll get some skates on your feet and learn some basic skills to get you rolling.
3 - And finally, you'll get to try out 'Sock Derby'! Where you have a go at playing Roller Derby, but in your trainers!
Once you've secured your spot for the taster session, please arrive promptly at 11.15am, outside Cressex Community School. We'll do signing in and kitting up from that time, ready to start skating at 11.30am. The session itself is 3 hours and will finish at 2.30pm.
SECURE YOUR PLACE!
This is a taster session running ahead of our 11-week Learn to Skate course. To book your place on the free taster session OR sign up for the 11-week course straight away, please email BBHRderby@gmail.com ASAP. We have a limit on capacity and we don't want you to miss out!
BUT WAIT, WHAT IS ROLLER DERBY?!
Roller Derby is a fast paced, full contact sport played on quad roller skates. Trust us, you'll be hooked in no time.
While it's a niche sport still growing in the UK, particularly rebuilding after the global pandemic, Roller Derby in general has an amazing, inclusive community across the world.
If you want a taste of what it looks like, there's a showcase tournament at Wycombe Leisure Centre on the 27th and 28th August, hosted by Five Nations Roller Derby. Big Bucks High Rollers is playing on the Sunday!
Our team is WFTDA affiliated and welcomes all women, non-binary and gender-expansive people comfortable skating on a women’s team. If you are not sure if this is for you, please don’t hesitate to contact us for clarification.
OUR 11 WEEK COURSE!
We will help you grow from Bambi-on-ice to Bad Ass in just 11 weeks!
Here's some quick info about our upcoming 11 week New Skaters course:
- 1 hour session every Sunday morning
- 21st May - 30th July 2023 (No training on 18th June)
- All fitness levels are welcome
- No previous skating experience needed
- All kit will be provided!
- £39.99 course fee (roughly £3.60 a session!)
For each session, skaters will need to arrive at 11.15am for kitting up, to begin skating at 11.30am and end at 12.30pm. Our Main League team training starts at 12.30pm and you are welcome to stay and watch!
The cost of the course includes:
- Full kit hire during Sunday training sessions (excluding mouth guard) for the duration of the 11 week course
- Access to all 11 BBHR New Skaters sessions
- Off-skates access to advanced skater sessions
- Entry to all of BBHR’s closed door games
- Access to a dedicated new skaters (aka rookies) WhatsApp group to keep in touch with your fellow skaters
- Invitations to all of our upcoming social events
During the course our dedicated Rookie Coaches will take you through the basics of this empowering sport. You will gain balance and confidence on your skates and start working towards building the skills you need to join the team. At the end of the course you'll get to take part in a 'Graduation Scrim'! Celebrating everything you've learnt and putting into practice alongside your fellow Rookie Grads.
PLEASE NOTE: You must be over 18 years of age to take part, we currently do not have a Junior League for under-18's. We ask all skaters to follow COVID guidance and do not attend if they have any COVID symptoms. Keeping you safe is really important to us.
We can’t wait to see you all on track!
VISIBILITY INFO FOR BECOMING A BBHR LEAGUE MEMBER
If you choose to join the team after the course, you can become a League Member! We are a grass roots team with no sponsorship. To keep BBHR rolling, we all contribute £40 subs per month to cover our training venue costs and insurance. We train every Sunday at Cressex Community School and every other Wednesday at Wycombe Leisure Centre!