TTRB Banked Track Tryouts

So you think you have what is takes to skate with the Pacific Northwest’s only banked track league? Keep reading to find out how! Our track is in temporary storage, so you will have the rare opportunity to tryout on the flat track! Please check our website or facebook page for tryout dates; we host approximately four tryouts a year.

To tryout to be a rail bird you must be at least 18 years of age, female-identified and legally a female, and physically able to participate in a full contact sport. Upon arrival to tryouts please bring a valid photo ID, proof of insurance coverage, and be prepared to sign a waiver. Tryouts are $10.

We have recently changed our gear requirements. You do not need to own or bring safety gear to tryout. TTRB can now provide all safety gear on a first come, first serve basis; this includes quad skates, helmet, knee pads, elbow pads, wrist guards, and most importantly a mouthguard! If you need to borrow gear, please contact recruiter@tiltedthunder.com with your shoe size and clothing size.

Once you’ve geared up and signed everything, what should you expect? We are looking for basic skating ability on a rink and the potential to train and teach you the banked track. We just want to see if you can move forward steadily on your skates, stop using a plow or t-stop safely, crossover, fall safely, and skate in the proximity of others.

Also, keep in mind that commitment, ability to follow instructions, enthusiasm and a positive attitude are just as important as skating ability.

Transfer skater? Have a lot of derby experience? Skate for a local league? We want to know! TTRB is now allowing dual membership! When RSVPing, let us know which league you currently skate for. If you have skated with 1 or more leagues in the last calendar year, we ask that you please get two recommendation letters from each league you were on. This can be coaches, captains, or other skaters in leadership positions within the league. Either bring sealed copies to the tryouts, or send tointerleague@tiltedthunder.com.

Additional questions about tryouts? Email us at recruiter@tiltedthunder.com for more information.