New Recruit Tryouts Begin August 30
Learn how to play roller derby and develop skills, friendships, fitness, and a healthy addiction to a transformative sport!Tired of sitting in the stands? Want to get in on the action? Looking for an exciting way to make friends and stay in shape?
Cape Fear Roller Girls are seeking new recruits!
CFRG welcomes competitive women from all walks of life who can dedicate the time and energy it takes to become a roller derby skater. You must be at least 18 years old to play roller derby.
It certainly helps if you are already athletic or have skating experience, but it is not required. All you need is a positive attitude, an open mind, and the willingness to work your butt off, skate hard, and learn.
Tryouts will be held twice a year with detailed times and locations announced on our official “Cape Fear Roller Girls” Facebook page. Equipment is available to borrow if you do not have your own for tryouts.
If you pass tryouts, you will enter into our CFRG New Recruit Bootcamp where you will learn the skills necessary to become a Cape Fear Roller Girl. New Recruit camp is 10-weeks of New Recuit practices (one night a week) where you are taught the basic skills, knowledge, and drills of derby. There are additional attendance requirements for official CFRG events, ref shadowing, and learning a Non-Skating Official (NSO) position all to build you into a well-rounded member of our league.
Time Breakdown of what you will learn in New Recruit Camp
- Learn to skate better 50%
- Derby Drills, Rules and Footwork 90%
- Build Skating Endurance 60%
New Recruit camp costs $100. You have the option of 2 $50 payments or you can pay $90 at the first official New Recruit practice and save a little money for all your new awesome derby attire!
If you don’t pass tryouts or assessments during your first round, you are always invited back to try again. Don’t get discouraged. Roller derby is a complex sport with requirements that take a while to learn. Keep a great attitude and never stop working!
If you want to be part of the Cape Fear Roller Girls but…
A.) do not identify as female ~OR~
B.) aren’t sure if you like the idea of getting knocked around;
come to tryouts to show us you can skate and find out about joining our fantastic referee crew!
Not sure if this is for you, but know somebody who may want to be involved? Do us all a favor and share the below important dates with them. Thank you and we hope to see you there!
2017 New Recruit Dates:
Feb 22nd – Winter Tryouts
March29th – Mid-assessments
May 10th – Assessments
End of July – Meet and Greet event (where you can get more info about derby!)
Aug 30th – Summer Tryouts
Oct 4 – Mid-assessments
Nov 15th – Assessments