WHETHER YOU'RE A SEASONED SKATER OR IF YOU'VE NEVER CONSIDERED YOURSELF AN ATHLETE IN YOUR LIFE, THERE IS ALWAYS A PLACE FOR YOU AT PRD!


PRD University

PENINSULA ROLLER derby UNIVERSITY: September 4, 2019 - November 6, 2019

If you’ve never skated roller derby before, or have limited experience, PRDU is right for you.

We host two 10-week sessions of PRD University per year. At the end of your 10 weeks with our Training Committee, you will have learned all of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association's (WFTDA) minimum skills and will be invited to join the league as a full time member.

Orientation details

August 28, 2019 at 7:30pm

Millbrae Community Center Tennis Court

477 Lincoln Circle, Millbrae, CA, 94030

WHAT TO EXPECT

PRDU hosts three practice sessions per week at the Community Center Tennis Courts in Millbrae. On skates practices are held at the on Wednesdays (7:30-9:30pm) and Sundays (5:00-6:00pm). Off skates conditioning practices are held on Saturdays (9:00-10:30am).

HOW TO PREPARE

  • Reserve your spot by registering online or emailing training@peninsularollerderby.com.

  • Download the orientation packet. This has lots of good info around how to pick out gear and what to expect from your time in PRDU.

  • Join the PRG Potentials Facebook Group and start engaging with fellow newbie skaters

  • Start getting comfy on wheels. Once you get a pair of skates, you can skate anywhere! You will occasionally see PRD skaters hitting the bay trail for a trail skate, dropping in at skate parks, skating around in freshly paved parking lots, or disco-ing the night away at one Bay Area's roller rinks (though there are not that many around anymore!). If you see women wearing derby pads don't be shy, introduce yourself!

  • Pick up your gear. You will need to have all WFTDA required safety gear by the first On Skates practice. This includes: skates, mouth guard, wrist guards, elbow pads, knee pads, and a helmet. See details in the Orientation packet for starter skate suggestions.

WFTDA SKILLS INCLUDE:

  • Basic Skating: Skating Posture, Strides, Crossovers, T-stops, Plow Stops

  • Recovery: Knee taps, knee slides

  • Balance and Agility: Wheel Control, Hopping, Weaving, Transitions

  • Pack Interactions: Whips, Pushes, Pacing, Dealing with Unexpected Obstacles

  • Blocking: Taking Hits, Positional Blocking, Checks