Join New Hampshire Roller Derby
Derby girls come in all shapes, sizes, and ages. Fishnets, tattoos and piercings are not required — some of us have them, some of us don't. Some of the girls on the roster are lifelong athletes, others have never tried a sport outside of gym class.
- You must be female
- You must be 21 or older
- You must have health insurance and WFTDA insurance ($55 a year)
- You must sign a waiver that says when you get hurt you won't sue us into oblivion
- You must be able to attend at least 75% of our events. Right now, we practice 2-3 days a week, eventually it will increase.
- You will need quad skates, a helmet, mouth guard, knee and elbow pads, and wrist guards. We can help you choose the right gear for derby*
We charge $45 a month in dues to cover rink rental fees. You don't have to be a great skater — we can teach you the skills you need. We're looking for women who are determined and willing to push themselves.
Think you've got the right attitude?
We are currently in the process of revising our transfer policy. Please contact Recruitment at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more about transferring to NHRD from another league.
Bootcamps, Freshmeat Training & Tryouts
NHRD currently holds annual tryouts each January. Participation in the two months of "Freshmeat Training" prior to tryouts is mandatory for safety's sake. At tryouts skaters will be tested on skills that they would only learn through the freshmeat training process and we don't want anyone to get hurt!
Boot camps covering basic skills are held at various points during the year and will be posted here when scheduled.
Did you miss the tryout cycle?
If you missed out on the most recent tryout cycle, all is not lost! Please consider becoming a referee or non-skating official (NSO) for the season or volunteering at our many bouts. It takes a lot of work to run a league with a full bout schedule and reffing, NSOing, or volunteering is a great way to get to know league members, and even get some skating in before the next cycle!
|"There is so much to say about the advantages of being an NSO before you try out! I know for me it was a huge help to be able to skate with the refs (amazing ones at that) and learn what to look for which in turn taught me what to try not to do on the track. In addition to that, it also helped me learn strategies, like why a player will choose to poodle. My decision to NSO last year was made when I decided I'd prefer to be involved then sit around bummed out I didn't make the cut."
— Bobbi Gore, Nightmares on Elm Street
|You definitely don't go unnoticed as an NSO... you are actually part of the league! You get to attend practices, NSO/volunteer at bouts, and go to after parties. Other than advancing in my skills, the best thing about becoming an NSO was meeting everyone on NHRD. Everyone on this league has been extremely supportive and just fun to be around. I cannot wait to continue on my journey to become a derby girl!
— Game Ovaries, Seabrook Meltdowns
Still have questions?
* Discount starter packages are available from the Bruised Boutique at 210 Daniel Webster Highway in Nashua, NH