Have the following ready for tryouts:

  • Water
  • Loose-fitting, comfortable clothes, such as sweats, shorts, t-shirts.
  • Application fee (usually $10). Announced with tryout dates.
  • Basic skating skills.
  • Commitment, enthusiasm, and a positive attitude.

No spectating. Our tryouts are closed to the public, so family, friends, and significant others, are not allowed to spectate. This helps everyone focus during tryouts, and reduces the pressure to perform.

Come ready to learn, and don’t be afraid to fail; while we’ll assess your skating abilities, a commitment to growth and learning, with a positive attitude, go a long way. Once in the league, you’ll go through Fresh Meat, and learn more advanced techniques from our trainers.

Roller Derby is a contact sport, and we recommend that you don’t purchase skates or safety gear before trying out – they can be expensive, and may not meet the quality and safety requirements needed for Banked Track Roller Derby.

At tryouts, we’ll provide:

  • Skilled trainers to introduce the basics of playing Roller Derby.
  • Helmets, knee pads, elbow pads, and wrist guards to borrow.
  • Information and answers to your questions about the league.

You’ll be asked to fill out an information sheet, and will be interviewed by AZDD trainers, captains, or managers, where you can ask questions about Roller Derby and AZDD.