South Side Roller Derby Travel Team Tryouts

Get ready to lace up your skates and hit the track! Southside Roller Derby is excited to announce our Travel Team tryouts for the 2024 season. This opportunity is exclusive to South Side Roller Derby members who are ready to take their skills to the next level.

Women's National Level Team

As a member of our National Level Team, you'll have the chance to:

  • Participate in National Level Roller Derby Practices
  • Play in both Flat & Banked Track Games
  • Learn and apply World Skate/USA Roller Sports Rules recognized by the International Olympic Committee
  • Tryout for our prestigious Travel Team!

Before you sign up, please consider the following commitments:

  • Travel Team requires a 4-month commitment from May - August 2024.
  • You must be willing to travel and cover the costs of travel to the USA Roller Sport Nationals from Aug 1st-3rd in Lincoln, Nebraska 2024.
  • Commitment to SSRD Off Skate program 2 days a week. This team workout will be completed virtually each week with check-ins and accountability via Hill Top Fitness.
  • Commitment to 3 on-skate practices with the team 3 days a week (Mon, Wed, Thurs).
  • Purchasing of the Travel Team uniforms is required.

If you can handle all that for 4 months, we'd love to have you join our tryouts in April 2024. For members, tryouts are included in your membership.

Skills Assessment

You must pass a rigorous footwork skills assessment and a written rules test before tryouts to ensure understanding of the game's strategy and rules. Here are the skills you'll need to master:

  • 21 cone touches - sticky feet
  • 21 cone touches - grapevines
  • 25 Cone touches - plow stops
  • 25 cone touches - turnaround toe stop
  • 5 Laps 2Falls - 45 Seconds
  • 5 Lap Fast Backwards 60 Seconds
  • 50 squat jumps
  • 20 180s
  • 6 Mohawks (hold landing for 6 seconds)
  • 6 Waltz jumps (hold landing for 6 seconds)
  • 25 bunny hops on each leg
We encourage you to practice these skills at home to gauge your proficiency. If you're ready to make the leap, fill out the sign-up form and let's roll together!
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This video illustrates the skills assessment regiment.