JUNIOR Roller Derby ROLLS ON…..
The Ithaca League of Junior Rollers wants YOU! Registration is OPEN!
Since 2010, the ILJR has been training girls, ages 8 to 17. Skaters learn the sport of roller derby and powerful skating skills, fitness building, in a fun, confidence building and team-focused environment.
Junior skaters are trained, coached, and supported by members of the Ithaca League of Women Rollers.
PRACTICES: Tuesdays & Thursdays: 6:00p – 7:30p
LOCATION: ILWR/ILJR Training Space: East Shore Drive, Lansing
DUES: $30 – $45 per month (self determined sliding scale*)
INSURANCE: Mandatory WFTDA insurance is required for each skater per calendar year (fee is $50/year).
NEW SKATERS: We welcome new skaters to join at the first practice of each month, on the following dates: Oct. 2, Nov. 1, Dec. 4, Jan. 15, Feb. 5, March 5, April 9, May 2
GEAR: Skaters must have: mouthguard, helmet, wrist guards, elbow pads, knee pads, and skates. More info. (The ILJR has a limited supply of loaner gear in some sizes – available on a first come, first served basis.)
DATES: Junior derby will run from October to May
Start Date: 10/2/12 Tu
End Date: 5/30/13 Th
NO PRACTICE on the following dates:
11/20/12 & 11/22/12
12/18/12 thru 1/10/13
2/14/13 & 2/19/13
4/2/13 & 4/4/13
Game & Scrimmage schedules TBA
More about Junior Derby!
The members of ILJR are strong and motivated young women who train hard, respect their teammates, and love the sport of roller derby. Junior skaters, ages 8-12 and 13-17, learn powerful skating skills, build fitness, and enjoy a fun, confidence-building team experience in a supervised, competitive league structure.
Junior derby leagues are springing up across the country. Junior roller derby is a contact sport, based on Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) rules. All players are required to wear protective gear: a mouth guard, elbow and knee pads, wrist guards, and a helmet. Dues are charged to defray costs. ILWR conducts fundraising to ensure that all interested junior skaters, regardless of their financial resources or athletic experience, can roll with ILJR.
“Put some skates on, be your own hero.”
- Whip It (2009)
“The best night of my life.”
- Racing Rainbow, ILJR Skater