Train for the Team with Hive Roller Derby

Train for the Team is a roller derby workshop designed for newer skaters - helping you to push your derby to the next level and find your place in your squad.

With both on and off skates sessions, make the most of a 5 hour workshop - training your derby brain & derby skills.

You can expect to work on your strategy knowledge, cross-training, footwork, and teamwork - not to mention meet cool derby folks and build your derby community.

Who is it for? 

New team skaters who want to hone their derby knowledge and tighten up their derby skills!

Skaters who have played between 5-10 games will get the most out of this day. Skaters with more or less experience are also welcome to join, and if you're unsure, just ask :)

If you feel that you feel you haven't quite got to this level yet, then check out of Train for the Track workshop - designed for skaters with 0-7 games experience


Classroom:  What do you do when? 11:30-13:30

Explore advanced scenarios and strategies to build your derby brain and open up options in gameplay

Session 2: Own the track 14:00-15:25

Drill down into key skills for blockers and jammers, building footwork that will help you hold a wall, initiate and avoid offence, and improve your one on one engagement.

Session 3: Sync with your teammates 15:35-17:00

Put those skills to work for the team.  We'll explore different formations and quick reforming and cover drills to build team unity on track.

What to bring:

Your own quad skates (please note: we do not provide skate hire)

Roller derby protective kit! (Required: knee pads, elbow pads, helmet, wrist guards, mouth guard)

Water and snacks!

Your coaches are Kerrie (Hive Skate Hub) and Hydra (Rainy City Roller Derby)  - both are qualified skate coaches with more than 20 years roller derby coaching between them.

Two dates available!: 9th March & 18th May

1. Date: Saturday 9th March, 11:30-17:00 

Venue: St Matthews RC High School, Nuthurst Rd, Moston, Manchester M40 0EW (free parking available) 

2. Date: Saturday 18th May, 11:30-17:00

Venue: Thorns Collegiate Academy, Brierley Hill, DY 5 2NU (free parking available)

£60 day ticket (10% of our tickets will be made available at £20 for low earners). 

No evidence required for low earner tickets, we're offering these on an honesty basis for those who will benefit.

Important information:

Please note there are no refunds available for this event. 

We do accept transfers of full price tickets to another skater if you can no longer make it.

Venue is subject to change but if it is moved it will be at a nearly location

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