MTLRD Boot Camp 2012
Starting Tuesday August 12th, Montréal Roller Derbywill be holding their annual bootcamp. Camp is twice a week on Tuesday and Sunday from August 12th to November 4th.
This camp is for girls over 18 years.
Practices will be at Le Taz on Tuesdays and Sundays : 8931 avenue Papineau, Montreal, Quebec, H2M 0A5 .
Tuesday will be from 7pm to 9pm and Sunday from 6pm to 9pm.
You need to complete the entire Boot Camp process first in order to be considered part of our league, and an official member of the Smash Squad. The Smash Squad is a group of recruts who practices with the league and will be elligible for tryouts. They are not yet on one of our 3 existing home teams. Being on the Smash Squad doesn’t mean you will make it on a team. Our league is advancing so quickly, we need recruits to understand that they need to be serious, dedicated and motivated in becoming athletes. Tryouts are to be announced. There will be other draft periods happening for the Smash Squad during the season. As a MTLRD member, we are expected to volunteer and work shifts at our events. We are skater operated.
We strongly encourage you to start skating NOW, that way, we can focus more time on the needed skills than skating skills. Camp is separated in five levels of skills to work on and a Newbie can NOT move to the next level if she did not pass the previous level.
There will be a tight structure for all the Boot Camp and including set testing dates. It is designed to give enough time for ‘campers’ to learn, but is set at a fast pace so that by the time the league comes back from the off-season on November 6th, Newbies will be “up to speed” and ready to join league practices.
If a ‘camper’ FAILS a level, she can’t continue to the next level right away. If she fails the same level TWICE, she is not able to continue with Boot Camp.
Note: due to the Boot Camp schedule – NO NEW GIRLS CAN JOIN AFTER AUGUST 26th! -.
Teaching Level 1 : August 12th – 21st
Level 1 TEST: Sunday August 26th
Re-Test: Tuesday August 28th (No more testing Level 1)
Teaching Level 2 : August 28th – September 9th
// No camp on the 11th \\
Level 2 TEST: Sunday September 16th
Re-Test: Tuesday September 18th (No more testing Level 2)
Teaching Level 3 : September 18th – October 2nd
// No camp on September 30th \\
Level 3 TEST: Sunday October 7th
Re-Test: Tuesday October 9th (No more testing Level 3)
Teaching Level 4 : October 9th – 23rd
Level 4 TEST: Tuesday October 28th
Re-Test: Sunday October 30th (No more testing Level 4)
Final Test: Written Exam
TEST: Tuesday 30th
Re-Test: Sunday November 4th
More info :
- COST: $ 30 a month to participate in the Boot Camp.
- You MUST HAVE Quad Skates and ALL GEAR (quad skates, knee pads, elbow pads, wrist guard, helmet and mouthguard).
For gear, there’s many online options or there is a physical location in Montreal called Neon Skates at 77 rue Bernard.
- You absolutely need to be at one of the two tests of each level, if you can’t be there, you can’t continue Boot Camp.
Level 1 : Basic Skating
- Form & Stride
- Single Foot Glides (Balance)
- Sticky Skates
- Complete Stops (T-stops and snow plows)
- Quick lane changes (slicing and crossovers)
- Endurance Laps: 25 laps in 5mins
Level 2 : Falls / Recovery
- Balance / Agility
- Falls (single knee/ double knee / baseball / porn star / 180)
- Recovery within 3 seconds
- Stepping (standstill)
- Squatting (skating)
- Jumping (two feet and one to the other)
- Focus (looking behind)
- Weaving cone drill
Level 3 : Skating with others
- Whips & Pushes
- Weaving (snake drill)
- Pack skating with unexpected obstacles)
- Bumping Wheels
Level 4 : Blocking
- Taking Hits
- Booty blocking / Hip hits / Full body hits
Level 5 : Written Exam
- Basic of the Game
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