Tryouts

Have you always dreamed of being a Windy City Roller? Now is your chance!

We regularly hold tryouts throughout the year. Email [email protected], tell 'em you want to be in the know, and they'll keep you informed about all tryouts-related activities. When you try out, you're trying out for our Haymarket Rioters, our farm team that's divided into three skill levels.

We have tryouts coming up on Jan. 30. Keep reading for more details!

Learn to Skate Clinics

Saturday | Jan. 9 | 2-4pm | SKATING, STOPS, FALLING
Saturday | Jan. 16 | 2-4pm | STOPS, CROSSOVERS, TRANSITIONS
Saturday | Jan. 23 | 2-4pm | SKATING, STOPS, FALLING, TRANSITIONS REVIEW

Clinics are $15 each or $40 for all three. Email [email protected] to sign up!

Required equipment

  • sneakers (for off skates warm up)
  • quad skates
  • knee pads
  • elbow pads
  • wrist guards
  • helmet
  • mouthguard

We have a limited amount of lender gear, so please get in touch with us BEFOREHAND so we can set you up. We do not have lender mouth guards, so please bring your own.

Suggested gear

  • athletic, stretchy clothes
  • water bottle
  • something warm to wear during warmups (our space gets a little chilly in the winter months)

Further information

General information & resources about flat track roller derby
WCR Haymarket Rioters levels & 2016 timeline

2016 Haymarket Rioters Session 1 Tryouts

Saturday, January 30th, 10:30am

*Please bring a photocopy of your health insurance card/policy.

10:00-10:30am | The space is open for signing waivers and warming up
10:30am-12:00pm | Part 1: off skates and non-contact skills
12:00-1:00pm | Lunch break
1:00-2:00pm | Results announced & Part 2: contact/pack skills

To prepare for tryouts, here are some recommendations from our trainers and captains:

Get in shape. The more you skate, the better. Tryouts consist of a fitness test, skating ability test and an interview about your availability and skills.
Watch roller derby. Learn about the sport, the rules, and the physical demands it might place on your body and mind.
Talk to league members. Ask questions. We can tell you what it really takes. Roller girls come from all walks of life, with varying levels of experience on and off the track.
Volunteer. Get an inside look at league life and see how we operate. If you are interested, please send us your information at [email protected]

Windy City Roller League Member Responsibilities:

  • to pay monthly dues
  • to attend at least from 2-4 practices per week
  • to pay for upkeep of equipment (skates, pads, helmet, uniforms, band-aids, etc)
  • to get lots of bumps and bruises
  • to have a ton of fun and be around wonderful, supportive, and hard core athletes
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