The Skills Assessment

Derby, Dance, Outdoor & Ramp Readiness

The skills assessment is a way for skaters and training staff to measure each skaters footwork, speed & agility progress. Measuring footwork, speed and agility helps give us a way to chart and celebrate each skaters progress.

Yellow /Level 1
Skaters passing level 1/Yellow  are eligible to start Speed & Agility and Dance On Skates training.

Green /Level 2
Skaters training to play roller derby once they have 4 weeks of Speed & Agility and are passing the skills test by level 2/Green can transition into Roller Derby 101 - eligible to start learning formation skating skills and light contact training (no scrimmage)

Derby Skaters passing level 2/Green

Pink /Level 3
Skaters passing level 3/ Pink are eligible to start roller derby scrimmage training with our Fun Recreational Roller Derby Team & with trainers approval you can sign up for Rec Pink & Black Home Games.

Also at this level your are ready to learn the Level 3 + Jumps Skillz Test!
Skaters passing level 3 + Jumps get a South Side Girls Patch!

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This video illustrates the skills assessment regiment.

Level 1 (Yellow )
Speed & Agility and Dance On Skates Ready

Can Participate In:

  • Speed & Agility Class
  • Dance On Skates
  • Penalty & Score Tracking Roller Derby Scrimmages

Skills Assessment
60 seconds work 10 seconds rest for each drill.

  • 8 cone touches - sticky feet
  • 8 touches - grapevines
  • 10 Cone touches - plow stops
  • 10 cone touches - turnaround toe stops
  • 5 Laps 2Falls - 1:30 (Speed & Agility Training)
  • 5 Lap 1:10 (Dance On Skates Training)

Level 2 Derby Ready (Green )
Roller Derby 101 Ready

Can Participate In:

  • Blocking Drills
  • Speed & Agility Class
  • Learning World Skate/USA Roller Sports Rules
  • Outdoor Footwork
  • Outdoor Trail Skating
  • Ramps
  • Dance On Skates

Skills Assessment
60 seconds work 10 seconds rest for each drill.

  • 14 cone touches - sticky feet
  • 14 cone touches - grapevines
  • 18 Cone touches - plow stops
  • 18 cone touches - turnaround toe stops
  • 5 Laps 2Falls - 1:10 (Derby and Outdoor Skaters)
  • 5 Laps 1:05 (Dance Skaters)

Level 3 Derby Ready (Pink)
Roller Derby Scrimmage Ready

Can Participate In:

  • Blocking Drills
  • Speed & Agility Class
  • Learning World Skate/USA Roller Sports Rules
  • With Training Team Clearance - Scrimmage practice.
  • With Training Team Clearance - Can sign up to skate a game!
  • And you GET A COOL SSRD Patch when passing the level 3 + Jumps
  • Outdoor Footwork
  • Outdoor Trail Skating
  • Ramps
  • Dance On Skates
  • Banked Tack 101 Practice
  • Banked Track Games With Training Team Clearance

Skills Assessment
60 seconds work 10 seconds rest for each drill.

  • 16 cone touches - sticky feet
  • 16 cone touches - grapevines
  • 20 Cone touches - plow stops
  • 20 cone touches - turnaround toe stop
  • 5 Laps 2Falls - 60 Seconds (Derby & Outdoor Skaters)
  • 5 Laps Fast Backwards 1:10 (Dance Skaters)

    Once you are passing Pink/ Level 3 you will start practicing the Level 3 Jumps
    if you are not passing Level 3 practice jumps with caution.

    • 20 squat jumps
    • 6 180s
    • 6 mohawks (hold landing for 1 second)
    • 6 Waltz jumps (hold landing for 1 second)
    • 6 bunny hops on each leg
    • 6 mapes - toe stop runs

      Women's National Level Team

      Can Participate In:

      • National Level Roller Derby Practices
      • World Skate/USA Roller Sports Rule
      • Flat & Banked Track Games
      • Can Tryout For Travel Team!

      If your are interested in trying out for the women's travel team, consider all the commitments below.

      1. Travel Team is a 4 month time commitment
      2. Travel Team tryouts April 2024
      3. Must be a member of SSRD 
      4. Must commit to traveling and cost of traveling to USA Roller Sport National Aug 1st-3rd Lincoln, Nebraska 2024
      5. Must commit to SSRD Off Skate program 2 days a week (this will be team work out completed virtually each week with check ins an accountability) Off Skate Training Via Hill Top Fitness
      6. Must commit to 3 on skate practices with team 3 days a week (Mon, Wed, Thurs)
      7. Must purchase travel team uniforms.
        If you can handle all that for for 4 months! Tryouts are in March 2024.

      Must Be Passing Skills Assessment Before Tryouts.

      60 seconds work 10 seconds rest for each drill.

      • 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
      • 6 mapes - toe stop runs