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Now Recruiting!

Please email us at join@fortmyersrollerderby.com for the next intake date for league skaters. Our next intake date will occur in January 2020

Interested in being a part of our league, but not a skater? We are ALWAYS recruiting/training NSO's (non-skating officials), Referees and Volunteers. Send us an email (same as above) and let us know what interests you!

Location: Fort Myers Skatium, 2250 Broadway, Fort Myers

Requirements for League Skaters:

  • You must identify as female and be 18 years of age or older. 

  • You can be in skates as soon as your very first practice! We have gear available to get you started. YOU WILL NEED TO BRING YOUR OWN MOUTH GUARD – we don’t share those, because… gross.

  • Commitment: be prepared to practice 1-2 times a week, typically for 2 hours at a time, usually in the evening (schedule changes based on practice facility availability)

  • Fees: There is a $10 deposit required for all new incoming skaters for their first practice.

Do I have to be a seasoned skater to make the team?

We’re currently accepting skaters of all abilities and backgrounds. Don’t know how to skate? We will teach you! Being a derby athlete is a lot more than just being a good skater.

When will I be put on a team and get a derby name?

Any skater who would like to join our league will first start training in our Derby 101 program. At the beginning of the training program, you will be given a list of minimum skating skills you will need to master. You will be assessed regularly on your skills by our training and coaching committee. If you have sufficient abilities in the required minimum skills, you will be invited to join league practices with our existing league skaters! If you have not met the minimum requirements – don’t panic! Everyone progresses at a different pace, and that’s OK!

If you decide to join our league (and we hope you do!), you will be required to get the following gear:

  • Helmet (derby specific, not bicycle)

  • Wrist Guards

  • Knee Pads

  • Elbow Pads

  • Mouth Guard (although you should already have this)

  • Skates – Please work with the training committee to find recommendations that fit your price range – we love to talk about gear!

If you have any additional questions about becoming a derby athlete with Fort Myers Roller Derby, please contact us at join@fortmyersrollerderby.com. We look forward to hearing from you!