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Cincinnati Junior Rollergirls

Get involved in the youth sport that Cincinnati CityBeat called the city’s "Best Alternative to Little League!"


2016 INTRO TO ROLLER DERBY CAMP

Know an 8- to 17-year-old girl who wants to learn how to play roller derby? Our Intro to Roller Derby Camp is the perfect place to start! Basic skills and rules of flat track roller derby will be taught by adult coaches and experienced junior skaters, and blocking will be positional only.

When:: Monday, June 6 - Thursday, June 9, 2016
Times: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 6-8 p.m. and Wednesday from 5-7 p.m.
Where: The Skatin' Place, 3211 Lina Place, Cincinnati, OH 45239
Cost: $95 (includes T-shirt and skate rental if needed). Register in person or in advance here.

Equipment Needed:

• Quad roller skates (may be rented at no additional charge)
• Helmet
• Knee and elbow pads and wrist guards
• Mouth guard

Questions? Email us or message us on Facebook.


ABOUT

CJRG Highlights: The Skate Box - Bowling Green, KY - 04/02/2016 from Joe Herbert on Vimeo.

The Cincinnati Junior Rollergirls were founded in 2011 by retired Cincinnati Rollergirls Kathy Kissing (a.k.a. Panterrorize) and Lauren Bishop (a.k.a. Miss Print), who wanted to bring the competitive, full-contact sport of flat track roller derby to Cincinnati-area girls ages 8 to 17. Other current and former Cincinnati Rollergirls serve as coaches. All coaches and support staff are volunteers.

The mission of the Cincinnati Junior Rollergirls is to bring together girls of diverse backgrounds, body types and abilities and help develop their overall fitness and health, self-confidence, teamwork, sportsmanship and leadership skills through the sport of flat track roller derby.

CJRG is a proud member of the Junior Roller Derby Association. Skaters are regularly tested on skating skills and the rules of the game and are placed in one of three JRDA-established skill levels: Level 1 (no contact – positional blocking only); Level 2 (JRDA full contact play; no accelerating to hit or block) and Level 3 (Women’s Flat Track Derby Association-level full contact play).

If you know an 8- to 17-year-old girl who wants to play roller derby, please email us or message us on Facebook for more information on joining the team!

Highlights - 2016-02-27 Roll Arena, Anderson, Indiana from Joe Herbert on Vimeo.


SAFETY

Skater safety is the top priority of Cincinnati Junior Rollergirls coaches and support staff. All skaters must wear knee pads, elbow pads, wrist guards, helmets and mouth guards at all times. Although participating in roller skating, roller derby and sports in general can involve risk of injury, CJRG coaches, trainers and support staff strive to reduce this risk with regular skills assessments, equipment checks and careful training.


PRACTICES, GAMES AND CAMPS

The Cincinnati Junior Rollergirls’ practice schedule is divided into three seasons: Fall, winter and spring. Practices take place Monday nights at the Skatin’ Place from 6:30-8 p.m. and occasionally on Thursday nights before Cincinnati Rollergirls practices at CRG's private practice space. Games and scrimmages with other junior derby teams from around the region take place at home and away.

Week-long camps for prospective junior derby skaters are held every summer. Check back soon for more information!


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