I can’t wait to skate!
South Sea Skate School is a 6 week LEARN TO SKATE program, open to all genders*, that focuses on roller derby skills for aspiring players and refs. Training runs twice a week and includes loads of essential skills like stopping and falling.
South Sea Skate School is currently paused until COVID-19 restrictions ease, so shoot us as email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll let you know as soon as the next one is scheduled. We are about to run South Sea ONLINE Skate School with content specifically designed to give you the tools & confidence to get rolling in your own time & space – SCROLL DOWN for the details!
I don’t want to skate!
You don’t have to be on skates to join our family. We are always on the lookout for Non Skating Officials (NSOs), Bench Staff and Volunteers.
Non Skating Officials are trackside Sundays to facilitate gameplay. Roles range from timing in the penalty box, keeping score and everything in-between. It’s the closest you can get to the action without being on wheels!
Bench Staff are there to keep their team organised and motivated during the games. They decide who goes on the track and adjust the team’s strategy during the bout. If you love sports strategy, have an understanding of gameplay and know exactly what the team needs to do to win – consider becoming a benchie!
Volunteers do all the things that help our bouts run smoothly. From selling merch to greeting fans at the door, volunteers are much loved members of the league.
If an off skates role seems right for you please email email@example.com and let us know.
South Sea ONLINE Skate School
Due to current restrictions we are doing things a little bit differently this time round and moving this course 100% ONLINE so we can skate socially connected yet physically distant. Content may be specific to our locality (and as we hope to organise skating together as restrictions ease) preference will be given to those within the South-East suburbs of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Also, if you wish to join our league you will need to be over 18 years of age.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
It is ABSOLUTELY 100% FREE!! With no overheads to cover, we see this as an opportunity for our league to give back to the community and to share our love of skating with you! We did not want cost to be a barrier to anyone taking part.
WHEN IS TRAINING?
This is a 6-week on-line course with LIVE sessions (via ZOOM) on Sundays at 5pm, starting October 11th, 2020. We are planning to offer at least one other session during the week. Sessions will be a mixture of on-skates practical lessons, plus off-skates content ie. fitness, mindset, top tips etc. There will also be BONUS content available via YouTube, Facebook group posts etc.
What if I can’t make it to the LIVE sessions…? Not a problem! All LIVE sessions (provided by us) will be recorded and available for viewing in your own time.
WHAT EQUIPMENT WILL I NEED?To take part in the skating portion of the course you will need your own roller skates (quad skates), with outdoor wheels. We also highly recommend a helmet, wrist, elbow and knee protection and if you wish to participate in derby specific training, you will also require a mouthguard. Important note: Participation in this event is at your own risk.
WHEN DOES IT START? On Sunday 11 October 2020 at 5:00pm
Do I have what it takes?
You sure do!