We currently have open recruitment all year round so the best time to join is NOW!
Want To Join?
We will teach you everything you need to know, even if you have never been on skates before. If you’re already comfortable on skates, there are still plenty of derby-specific skills to master. Before you can play an actual game, we require all skaters to pass a skills assessment.
What are the requirements?
- Supply your own gear and equipment, including quad (four-wheeled) skates and mandatory safety gear: helmet, knee and elbow pads, wrist guards and mouth guards.
- Regularly attend practices two to three times a week.
- Pay monthly dues.
- Supply your own transportation to and from practices and league events.
- Help out at home games with setup, cleanup and everything in between.
- Attend fundraisers and charity events for the league.
- Volunteer for day-to-day tasks of running the league: public relations and social media, sponsorships, merchandise, we band graphic design, etc.
How much will it cost?
Starter skates typically cost anywhere from $100 to $200. You can also purchase used skates and gear online, or from someone in the league (as long as it is in good condition). Mouthguards typically cost $10-$25. Dues range from $50-$60 a month and cover skate time and training.
Will I get hurt?
Bumps and bruises, definitely. Sprains and strains, occasionally. Broken bones, there’s always a possibility. That’s why protective gear is mandatory, and you may also choose to wear padded shorts and additional protective gear. Personal health insurance and disability coverage are not required but strongly recommended. Roller derby is a contact sport, and injury does happen. Skaters are required to buy a one-a-year, $70 WFTDA supplemental insurance.
Am I the right type of person?
There’s no such thing as a “right type” of derby skater. We are committed to inclusive and anti-discrimination practices in relation to all transgender women, intersex women, and gender-expansive participants, and aim to ensure that all skaters’ and volunteers’ rights are respected and protected.
Our league is built upon strong individuals of every background, career, family/marital status, fitness level, and personality that you can think of. Most of all, we are looking for dedication, a good attitude, and the desire to kick ass!
Are there other ways to get involved?
If you enjoy skating, consider becoming a referee. Not so steady on skates, but still want to be in the game? Consider joining our non-skating officials (NSOs). Referees and NSOs are absolutely essential to the league. If you’d like to volunteer in other ways or donate your special skills, we’ve got a spot for you too!
Interested in joining or getting involved?
Email [email protected] or fill out the form below!
Skate Fast. Hit Hard.
Long Island Roller Rebels
PO Box 1301
North Massapequa, NY 11758