Joining as a New Skater

SFV Roller Derby holds a monthly new skater intake night called First Date.  All new skaters are required to attend this practice, and must reserve their spot by sending an e-mail to recruits@sfvrollerderby.com.  Additional information will be sent to all potential skaters once they RSVP.  

WHAT DO I NEED TO SIGN UP FOR FIRST DATE?

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • RSVP to recruits@sfvrollerderby.com
  • $10 per practice
  • Lots of water, comfortable clothing, and a mouthguard
  • OPTIONAL -- Skates and/or protective gear. Loaner skates and pads are provided on a first come-first serve basis.

Learn more about our First Date program here!

Transfer Skaters from Other Leagues

SFV Roller Derby welcomes skaters transferring from other leagues who are looking to continue playing roller derby.  Skaters may apply for transfer at any time during the season as long as a transfer letter/letter of recommendation is provided by the skater’s former league. Skaters will be eligible for placement into the SFV subpool or other travel team at the discretion of the training committee.

Requirements to transfer from another league

  • Email transfers@sfvrollerderby.com
  • Letter of recommendation from coach, head ref, team captain, or head of training that verifies good standing with previous league, and shows that they were an active member for the last six months of their time with the league.
  • Must resign from their previous league
  • Must be able to pass the WFTDA minimum skills test

Transfer skaters without a letter of recommendation from their former league will be placed in the Fresh Meat program. 

Visiting Skaters

We love to have visitors! If you are planning to be in the area, please send us an email at recruits@sfvrollerderby.com to make arrangements. Practice is $5 for visitors, and we ask that you show up 10-15 minutes early to fill out a waiver. If you are a skater from a local league within 60 miles, we ask that you limit your visits to no more than 2 times per month. Practices before a bout will be closed, so please send an email ahead of time.

Referees and Non-Skating Officials

SFV Roller Derby is always looking supportive individuals to help officiate scrimmages and bouts. Referees give points and call penalties and Non-Skating Officials keep the game running smoothly. This crucial job is the backbone of any roller derby league, and we will teach and train you. It's a great way to be involved with the league without the commitment of being a skater.  Send an email to refs@sfvrollerderby.com to start your journey. 

Junior Roller Derby

SFV Roller Derby also has a great program for kids! If you're under the age of 18 and want to learn to play roller derby, check out SFV Junior Roller Derby. Recruitment at SFV Junior Roller Derby is open all year. Learn to skate, get into shape, make new friends and of course, play roller derby! We even have junior-sized loaner equipment for you to use on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Email juniors@sfvrollerderby.com for more information.

Sponsoring the League

SFV Roller Derby is proud to be San Fernando Valley’s first and premier roller derby league, but we couldn’t do it without the help of our sponsors.  For more information on becoming a sponsor, please check out our Sponsorship page or email sponsors@sfvrollerderby.com.

We play at THE LOT
12900 Bradley Ave.
Sylmar, CA 91342