How to Join

Are you looking to join the HRD Sapling family? We can't wait to meet you! Our Sapling season starts in the fall and ends in May. 
We offer two programs, our Sapling Competitive Team and our Training Camp Program!

***PLEASE NOTE: Our junior derby program is on hold due to COVID-19. Please check back for updates on when the program will resume!***
Training Camp Program
The Training Camp is open to new skaters ages 11-17 (skater must turn 11 by September first) who want to develop the fundamental skills needed to play roller derby. You do not need prior roller skating experience to join. This camp has two sessions: Level 1 Derby Skills and Level 2 Derby Skills. Each session will be approximately 15 weeks. Participants will finish the first two sessions with an opportunity to take a skills assessment.  Participants will finish the first two sessions with an opportunity to take a skills assessment to move to the Saplings team the following year.


Training Camp Program

Skate Skills Training: Tuesday & Thursday: August 27 - December 19 from 4:15pm-6:00pm @ Redwood Acres!
            Fees:   $100 (+$50 insurance paid separately to USARS)
Derby Skills: Tuesday & Thursday: January 7 - April 23 from 4:15pm-6:00pm @ Redwood Acres

or Level 2 & Sapling Team           
            Fees: $175

Level 2 Skaters and Sapling Team

This program is open to any skater who can pass the skills assessment and is between ages 11-17 (if you turn 18 during the program you will be allowed to finish out the season with the league). Skaters will train to play in monthly scrimmages and, eventually, games. Many games may be co-ed under the JRDA rules. All elements of the derby season will focus on activities that foster trust and communication between teammates while teaching all aspects of the game. 

            Schedule: Tuesdays & Thursdays: August 27 – April 23 from 4:15pm-6:00pm @ Redwood Acres
            Fees: $300 for the season ($150 due 8/27/2019 and $150 due by 1/7/20)
           (+$50 insurance paid seprarately to USARS due by December 19th)

Please email with your registration materials! Please feel free to email us with any questions!

The following must be received by Tuesday, August 27th in order to begin skating:

  1. Registration Application Medical Release, Assumption of Risk and Indemnity Agreement, Photo Release Agreement, and Parent Volunteer Agreement. Download here .
  2. Fees (for training or team).
  3. Insurance (skaters must also become members of USA Roller Sports before the first day of skating. This can be done online at: or at orientation night.