The Border City Brawlers are looking for some fresh meat to fill our rosters. Our intake only happens one to 2 times a year so if you are interested in learning all about derby, now is the time to get in touch!
The “Fresh Meat” training program includes skating instruction, rules knowledge, and provides assistance for selecting the right safety gear and skates, skate maintenance and more. Along with learning about flat track roller derby, Fresh Meat get to meet new people, and get a great cardio workout in the process. A $30 monthly fee covers the instruction, rental space, and gives recruits access to league operations. There is also an annual fee for insurance.
We are also accepting participants (teens, men, and women) to be trained as referees, volunteers, and non-skating officials. Anyone interested in those positions can also drop in to the information session.
Some skaters are ready for the full-contact sport in 5 to 6 months and there’s a fabulous 2Fresh tournament each summer just for new skaters!
Here’s what Swayzee Train had to say about her recent experience:
What stood out for me at 2 Fresh was the overwhelming sense of kinship and a strong emotional team connection. Even though I was nervous, excited, and a bit scared, I knew that we had each other’s backs the whole time. You can see even in our photos that we stuck together and worked as a team. I had full confidence in our (Windsor) A-Salt because I knew our coaches and trainers pulled all of their knowledge, experience and effort together to prepare us. Now that 2 Fresh is behind me, I want to sign up for every scrimmage that comes my way. Derby is addictive!
Women who are 18 and older and want to get involved with the Brawlers can send questions to freshmeat@bordercitybrawlers.
Candidates who would like to skate can bring safety gear and skates and use the rink during that time. The league will also hold a scrimmage following the meeting for candidates to see roller derby up close. Questions can be sent to freshmeat@bordercitybrawlers.