Chicklets and Peeps — Banked Track Junior Roller Derby
Calling all young women ages 6-17! Ever wanted to try roller derby or skate on a banked track? Now's your chance!
Tilted Thunder is hosting two open skates on our banked track for potential junior roller derby skaters, with an open house and registration for our next Peeps Junior Roller Derby session on Saturday, January 11, 2014 from 10a-12p and again on January 25, 2014 from 10a-12p. This is a great opportunity to learn more about our programs for junior skaters of all ages and experience levels.
To join our open skate, the cost is $10--but if you register for our upcoming Peeps or Chicklets Junior Roller Derby session, the cost will be applied to your session fees. You'll also need to bring full gear (skates, helmet, wrist guards, elbow pads, mouthguard, knee pads) and have a waiver signed by a parent or guardian.
For more details, contact Head Coach Tomato Tornado at email@example.com!
Peeps (beginner) for girls age 11-17 who have never rolled on the banked track, no experience required and everyone is accepted. Practice is every Tuesday from 6-8pm and Saturday from 9:30-11am. The session runs from 2/1-5/31. The cost is $250 for the session. This is a full contact group and skills will be taught in a thoughtful manner beginning with basic skating and moving up through agility, blocking, hitting and strategy. As girls gain experience and skill they are welcome to take an evaluation and join the Peeps Advanced group described next.
Peeps (advanced) is for girls age 11-17 who have already had a session on the banked track or who have significant derby experience on the flat with another league. This is a competitive, full contact group and these are the girls that bout at Comcast currently. You must begin in Peeps Beginner and pass an evaluation to join the advanced Peeps. Advanced practices are every Tuesday from 6-8 from and Saturdays from 11-12:30pm; once per month there is an official scrimmage on Saturdays from 12:30-2pm and the cost is $250 for the session which runs from 2/1-6/7.
Chicklets is for girls age 6-10 and there is no contact. We focus on skating fun and basic skills mixed with cooperative skating and team work. This is a non-competitive group and geared toward younger girls. They practice Saturdays from 8-9:30am and their session runs from 2/1-5/31 and the cost is $125.
All skaters, no matter the division must have the following gear:
- Quad skates
- Mouth guard
- Elbow, Wrist, and Knee pads (that fit)
- Hex shorts
Skaters must also provide a copy of their birth certificate and proof of primary health care insurance. No further insurance is required and all Peeps/Chicklets will be covered by a fantastic supplemental accident policy courtesy of TTRB.
For more information and specific location, contact Tomato Tornado: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Look for our Peeps at upcoming bouts and TTRB events. Beyond their training as derby skaters and competitors, these girls are deeply involved in our community and committed to social responsibility, as are their big sisters. The Tilted Thunder Rail Birds wish to fully welcome our Peeps, we are so happy you are here.