When you pass tryouts, you are officially Arizona Derby DamesĀ Fresh Meat.

Fresh Meat are expected to:

  • Volunteer for bout setup, production, and cleanup.
  • Attend 2 practices minimum per week, for 4-5 months.
  • Attend league meetings.
  • Purchase gear:
    • Skates
    • Indoor and outdoor wheels
    • Helmet
    • Knee pads, elbow pads, and wrist guards
    • Mouth guard
    • … and eventually your team uniform!
  • Attend a Skills Test (at the end of Fresh Meat).

Your Fresh Meat period will be a chance for you to get to know the Arizona Derby Dames, and for us to get to know you. We want to make sure you’re a great fit for the league, and that we’re a great fit for you. Always bring a positive commitment and willingness to fail and learn – it will go a long way in your time with Roller Derby.

Practices are at the Hall of Dames, where we hold our scheduled bouts. Just like tryouts, practices are not open to spectators – including family and friends.

At the end of training, you’ll take a skills test designed to ensure you can compete safely with AZDD. After the skills test, you’ll be drafted to one of the home teams.