Introducing the 2nd annual East Coast off season event, Get Skool'd 2012.
Shake off the cobwebs and get your ass back in gear with an evening of workshops, clinics and mixed scrimmage! The holidays are over and all derby folk are in need of a little"extra exercise". Gear up for your 2012 season and get your head in the game!
We heard your feedback from last year, and this year's event is sure to be a hit!
**Space is limited to ensure personal attention and plenty of track time.
**To skate, you must have the minimum skill requirements, as defined by WFTDA (pdf file).
**Personal health insurance is HIGHLY recommended.
**1 ticket per person
Meet the Teachers!
Shenita Stretcher, Philly Roller Girls - Liberty Belles / Team USA
Goldy, Philly Roller Girls - Liberty Belles / DNN Rookie of the Year Nominee
Shenita and Goldy are teaching the Skating Clinics! One 60 minute 'class' will focus on positional blocking, proper hitting form, skating as a pack, and many other skills necessary to be an effective blocker/pivot on the track. The other 'class' will focus on skating form, footwork, speed control and more jammer specific skills. These clinics are open to all genders.
Anne Persand, Referees all over New England, Over 100 bouts officiated on skates
Lethe L. Ejection, Head Referee at PVRD, Over 50 bouts officiated on skates
Goldie Gloves, Officials Coordinator at MARD
These rule-savvy ladies will be leading the Officiating Clinic! They will discuss and officiate real in-bout scenarios, cover required and optional paperwork, and review official to official, and official to skater communication. All officiating positions will be discussed in detail, and then later staffed at a scrimmage. This is geared to the new to moderately experienced official, both skating and non-skating. Things to bring: Whistle, notebook, pens, clipboard (if you have a preffered clipboard), stopwatch (if you have a preferred watch).
Coach Stylz, Mass Attack Roller Derby
Coach Stylz is teaching the Coaching Skool! Coaches training is OFF SKATES and focuses on the hard and soft skills required to train a team and/or run a league (i.e. Conflict Resolution, Practice Management, Plan!Plan!Plan! and more!) Enroll 5 or more skaters from your league in the skating clinic and up to 2 of your coaches can attend Coaching Skool FREE!
Get Skool'd 2012 is sponsored by:
The 2011 Class of Get Skool’d has graduated with flying colors! I want to thank everyone who came out and had a good time, while learning some new skills and making new friends.
Thank you to Halle PAIN Yo for the best warm up routine I’ve ever seen; Suzy Hotrod, HotSauce, and Mongo for skooling everyone; the ref crew for keeping everyone safe; Lethe El Ejection for keeping the ref crew in line; Greg Easton for capturing the nights events; the sponsors, for giving us a bunch of cool stuff to give away; my darling wife funkEpunkEmonkE for keeping me organized throughout this whole process; and especially Vicious Stylz, without whom I could never have made this a reality.
Thank you thank you thank you all, and keep your eyes peeled for the next adventures from your Captain!
You can see all of the pictures of the event by following Greg Easton Photography on Facebook!
Get Skool’d has been assembled, planned, organized, and paid for by the following awesome people:
Captain Skidd (Alex Suzzi) is the official announcer for Mass Maelstrom and Boston Roller Derby. He's announced for teams all over the northeast, and now he's nationally known as the creator of the Get Skool'd clinics. The great-great-grandson of Captain Kidd (maybe), his real passion lies in yelling incoherently at unsuspecting skaters.
funkEpunkEmonkE (Amanda Suzzi) spent her formative years playing every sport she could. Her activities included softball, basketball, track, cheerleading, gymnastics, field hockey, and roller hockey with the neighborhood boys. She found roller derby when a friend invited her to a bout and she’s been hooked since. Since starting in 2008, monkE's filled rosters for Providence Roller Derby, Plattsburg Lumber Jills, Elm City Derby Damez, and Mass Attack Roller Derby. As of 2014, she skates for Western Massachusetts Roller Derby as a double threat - a powerful blocker and a speedy jammer.
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