Train for the Track with Hive Roller Derby
After the success of our rookie workshop in Manchester, Hive Roller Derby is bringing Train for the Track to the Midlands. Train for the Track is an epic roller derby workshop specifically for rookie skaters looking to make their mark on the track!
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?
Rookie skaters who want to build their derby brain & derby skills!
Make sure that you can confidently skate forwards and balance on one leg rolling for 5 seconds
Skaters who have played between 0 - 7 games will get the most out of this day. Skaters with more experience are also welcome to join.
Classroom: What do you do when? 11:30-13:30
Explore scenarios and strategies to build your derby brain and speed up your reaction time on track!
Session 2: Own the track 14:00-15:25
Skill building to nail track coverage, jammer tracking and build agility to work in and around walls. Super important for both blockers and jammers.
Session 3: Sync with your teammates 15:35-17:00
Put those skills to work for the team. Using your strengths as part of a collective, we’ll work on skills and drills for control, communication, and teamwork!
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.
Date: January 27th, 11:30-17:00
Venue: Thorns Collegiate Academy, Brierley Hill: Stockwell Avenue, Quarry Bank, Brierley Hill, DY5 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.
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.