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Bootcamp 2019!

September 2, 2019

You were waiting for it, you want to be part of a Roller Derby league? Here’s your chance! The infamous Montreal Roller Derby Bootcamp is waiting for you; everyone is welcome!

Beginning September 24th, the Montreal Roller Derby bootcamp will begin, in partnership with Montréal Roller Derby Masculin!

No need to have roller derby or skating experience, you’ll be taught how to stand on your skates, to fall without hurting yourself, to get up quickly and without using your hands, skate forwards AND backwards, and lots of other very cool stuff that is essential for every derby player and every referee!

Schedule : From September 24th to December 10th, 2019
Tuesdays 7PM to 9PM and Sundays 6:30 PM to 9 PM

Note: changes/cancellations are possible and won’t affect your payments (no refund).

Where: Taz skatepark: 8931 Papineau Avenue, Montreal, QC H2M 0A5

Condition: to be at least 18 years old
If you are under 18, contact Montréal Roller Derby Junior!

How: There is 3 levels to the bootcamp, and a written test (rules). You will be tested for each level and get 1 retest for each. If you don’t succeed you can’t move to the next level. Here’s what will be covered: https://static.wftda.com/resources/wftda-minimum-skills-requirements.pdf

Cost: $50 to register for level 1, and 55$ for each of the two other levels. Those two last payments will be done after having passed the level before.
* No refund if you leave or fail a level (idem if you are injured).
* No arrangements possible if you must miss a practice or an exam (no exceptions).
* For late registration, contact infobootcamp@mtlrd.com

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER! > http://bit.ly/BootcampMTLRD

–>Roller Derby is a regulated contact sport, so there are also rules to learn! To consult them, go on the WFTDA website. We also recommend seeing a game to get an idea of ??the sport and better understand the rules, and live is even better! The last local game will be September 21st, so you still have time to come and see! Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/365716267428221/

–>Completing the Bootcamp is happening once a year, it’s the only way to join the Montreal Roller Derby league (http://mtlrollerderby.com/), don’t miss your chance!

–>Need equipment? Go to Lowlifemtl! You can even order online, but we strongly suggest you go try different skates. People at lowlife will be able to answer all your questions and help you choose what’s best for you.

–>If you want to get a head start and learn to skate, join the Whiskey Derby Montreal!
https://www.facebook.com/groups/146260358748006/ 

It is highly recommended that you try skating before attending the camp as the pace is quick.

This bootcamp is also a great opportunity to learn the basics of skating and derby with the goal of becoming a referee for the league! Plus, it is not necessary for you to join the league after completing the bootcamp, but it is obligatory to pass each level to be allowed to continue the bootcamp.

Once a league member: a minimum attendance of 60% to practices (Tuesdays and Sundays) is mandatory. Dues are 50$/month and volunteering is mandatory.

* MTLRD’s bootcamp is opened to anyone, regardless of gender. MTLRD recognizes that identifying as transgender, intersex, and/or gender expansive is not in any way related to an individual’s eligibility for participating as a volunteer, skater or employee. Montreal Roller Derby League will actively work to promote a climate that is welcoming and inclusive of transgender, intersex, and gender expansive participants. Any conduct which fosters a hostile environment for any participant on the basis of gender identity will not be tolerated. In addition, the WFTDA and Montreal Roller Derby League Inc. will continue to increase its knowledge of trans, intersex, and gender expansive issues through ongoing education for volunteers and staff. The gender identity of any and all WFTDA participants is considered confidential and private.