Upcoming Roller Derby Boot Camp

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Have you always wondered what it would be like to step into the Skates of a derby girl?

The Root River Rollers will be hosting a Boot Camp on September 8th, 2018.

Our Boot Camp for Newbies or like we call them “Fresh Bait” is a one-time, three hour practice where you will get a feel for what roller derby is all about. There will be no contact at this session only individual skills that are the foundation for a great roller derby player.

This Boot Camp will be a great workout so expect to sweat and expect to get a lot of information. At the end you will have a better idea if Roller Derby is right for you.

Our upcoming Boot Camp is September 8th from 9:00 AM – Noon and cost $20.

 After you attend Boot Camp and you’re ready for more (which I know you will be!) Sign up for our 10 week Fresh Bait session which meets Monday and Wednesday from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM and cost $120.  Cheaper than a gym membership and so much more fun.

Email us at Rootriverrollers@gmail.com for additional information or check us out on Facebook at our Root River Rollers.

 

Practice 3 – 14 – 18

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Great practice tonight ladies! We did some 1 on 1 positional staying forward and using our strong edge work to hold the jammer.

We moved On to 2 on 1s and we learn why we need to stay together to prevent the jammer from taking advantage of any space open to get a shoulder in to break us apart.

We worked on bracing in a tripod focusing on the brace to direct the group and keep a strong tight wall.

We worked on our 45s (a.k.a 1 foot plow stops) and keeping our hips and upper body together.

Finally we did jammer work. Foot work, juking, apex jumping to hone those fast movements needed by a Jammer.

Keep up the great work!

 

 

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January 2018: RJ

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RJ #224 is this months featured Roller! 

 

Question (Q): When did you join roller derby?

Answer (A): September of 2017

 

(Q): When did you join the our league?

(A): September of 2017

 

(Q): What made you give this sport a try?

(A): I have always loved roller skating, I used to do competitive figure skating as a kid so I sort of grew up in skates. I’ve wanted to try out roller derby for a long time but I’ve been in school and moved around a bit. I settle back down in Racine last year and shortly after saw a post that the RRR were recruiting and I knew I had to do it.

 

(Q): OH NO! It’s the zombie apocalypse, what do you do first?

(A): I’d probably hangout with my family playing some board games until it gets real bad and then we’d walk straight into the horde of zombies

 

(Q): What is something you love to eat, but otherwise might find strange?

(A): I can’t think of a specific thing that is weird, but I don’t like cold food (except ice cream). Pretty much everything that has to be refrigerated I take out and let it get to room temperature before I eat it.

 

(Q): What would you consider your spirit animal?

(A): Probably a beaver because I work too much and I like to make things

 

(Q): Favorite Quote?

(A): “‘Nothing ever happens like you imagine it will…but then again, if you don’t imagine, nothing ever happens at all.’” John Green

Don’t Drink the Paint: Presented by the Root River Rollers

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Your Root River Roller will be hosted a painting Fundraiser through Don’t Drink the Paint. 

When: February 11th, 2018

Time: 11am to 1pm

Where: Uncorkt Wine All You Want

Cost: $35 per person

Includes: paint materials and a light brunch of Starbuck coffee and pastries.

Cash bar is available.

You can purchase tickets through one of our Rollers or you can buy online at dontdrinkthepaint.com.

 

We will painted this beautiful piece of art done by our very own Hella De Vil. 

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You can check our our Facebook event here!