Fort Myers Derby Girls

 

RECRUITMENT YEAR ROUND!

Holding Recruitment year round – please email us at join@fortmyersderbygirls.com for the next intake date (typically one per month).

Locations: We currently utilize 2 practice facilities. 

  • Bamboozles Skating & Event Center, 2095 Andrea Lane, Fort Myers, FL 33912
  • Fort Myers Skatium, 2250 Broadway, Fort Myers, FL 33901

Requirements to Join As a Derby Girl:

  • You must be a 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. If you decide to join the league, the $10 will be applied to your $40 monthly dues. Once you decide to join the league, you will also be required to purchase skater insurance through WFTDA for $75 for the year.

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 girl 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 throughout the course of a 12 week period. Once you’ve completed the Derby 101 program, you will be assessed 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 skaters! If you have not meet the minimum requirements – don’t panic! You are welcome to stay in the Derby 101 program as long as you need to. Everyone progresses at a different pace, and that’s OK! Your skills will be assessed again, either at the discretion of the training and coaching committee, or at the end of another 12 week cycle, whichever comes first.

When you complete your first 12 week Derby 101 program, you will be required to obtain 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 Fort Myers Derby Girl, please contact us at join@fortmyersderbygirls.com. We look forward to hearing from you!