Starting in February, Derby United will be beginning a two-month trial of a boys pilot program with practices taking place every Saturday 9-10a and Wednesday 7-8p.Using MRDA as a model for our boys program, it will be inclusive of all those who wish to participate. The program “will not differentiate between members who identify male and those who identify as a nonbinary gender (including but not limited to genderqueer, transmasculine, transfeminine, and agender) and does not and will not set minimum standards of masculinity for its membership or interfere with the privacy of its members for the purposes of charter eligibility. Please click here to read MRDA’s Non-Discrimination Policy in full.
We will begin with instruction in the Bootcamp skate skills to lay a strong foundation and work our way up to having a competitive team, if we find the interest is there. For the months of February and March, Derby United will be testing the waters for interest in boys roller derby.
The program begins on February 9th at Jr Orientation and is open to boys and all interested skaters aged 7-17. Sign up here:
In the words of Coach Ally, “Derby is wonderful, and I look forward to introducing its healthy, inclusive, empowering and joyful experience to everyone!”
Photo: Tristan King