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Roller derby is a competitive sport played on quad roller skates which combines the speed and agility of speed skating and the physicality of hockey. The 301 Derby Dames is a non-profit women's league in the Southern Maryland/ Northern Virigina area and plays by the WFTDA ruleset.
Check out the Women's Flat Track Roller Derby Association (WFTDA). They are the governing body for women's flat track roller derby.
The 301 Derby Dames are local athletes who are Southern Maryland proud! This league believes in the city and its citizens. No matter the level of skating ability, each skater and staff member works together to ensure that every member becomes the best skater possible as well as a valuable asset in representing the City of La Plata.
We are a group of dedicated, empowered women who want to be competitive at the sport of roller derby. We're always looking for new skaters, referees, non-skating officials, and volunteers to help our league succeed! Click on the recruitment page for more information!
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The 301 Derby Dames Level 1 Boot Camp is for anyone (men and women) new to skating or roller derby. In this six week program, you'll learn proper derby stance, starting and stopping, how to safely fall, crossovers, general skater fitness, and much more. You'll build muscle and endurance, while meeting an awesome group of new friends in a judgement free zone! Sign up HERE
No previous experience is required. All practices at this level are non-contact. Not sure if derby is for you? Our Boot Camp is the perfect place to start.
**All skaters must be 18 years or older.
Boot Camp will be held on Wednesday nights from 7-9 pm for 5 weeks with assessments being held on the 6th week. Once you pass Level 1, you may sign up for our Level 2 Boot Camp (where we kick it up a notch).
Required safety gear includes: helmet, knee pads, elbow pads, wrist guards, and a mouth guard. We do have a limited amount of loaner gear available.
Want more info? Come to our open recruitment night on October 4th to meet the Dames and get all your questions answered. Sign up for Boot Camp HERE
We will be #rolling in the Arc of Southern Maryland's Trick or Treat Trot 5K! Would you like to walk, run, or roll in with us? There's still time to register @ www.arcsomd.org/event/trot! FREE for kids 12 & under!
Come see the 301 Derby Dames battle it out against each other. That's right, we're splitting up and having our 3rd Annual RedRum versus Slashers bout. Doors open at 5pm, and the whistle blows at 6pm.