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This could be you … but you’ll never know unless you try.

You’ve thought about joining roller derby. You’ve thought of going to a bootcamp or a tryout for the Burning River Roller Girls.

But you talked yourself out of it.

You’re not athletic enough, you say. Not strong enough. Fast enough. Young enough. Old enough. You don’t have the right look. You have kids. You’re a single mom. You’re in school. You’re not alt or edgy enough. You don’t like tattoos. You’re too skinny. You’re too big. You’re too short. Too tall. You live too far away. You have health problems. You work two jobs. You’re never going to be as good as so-and-so.

You’re scared.

We get it. But don’t let that stop you.

The Burning River Roller Girls is hosting it’s 4th boot camp Sunday, June 2, leading up to tryouts this summer. Click here for all the details.

Here’s what we require for you to participate:

1. Are you a woman 18 years of age or older?
2. Do you have the required gear or can you borrow it?
3. Do you have basic skating skills?
4. Do you have a passion to learn roller derby and work hard at it?

Yes? That’s all we need from you. Forget everything else. We have women in our league or know women who play derby elsewhere who are JUST LIKE YOU. If you have the drive to make this work, we can help you. We can put you in touch with women who understand your situation, and who can share how she has overcome those obstacles, too.

Of course derby isn’t for everyone. But our bootcamps are an excellent way to find out if this is a good fit for you and your lifestyle and an opportunity to start connecting with women who understand the challenges of balancing a life and doing something you love.

Can’t make it June 2? Still scared? Please get on our recruiting email list. Our Recruiting Director Soul Eater is a wealth of information about what to expect and how to prepare to be a derby player. Email her at

Still not convinced? Come to our bout on Saturday night!  Get your tickets here!  See what it’s all about!


Recruitment Event: Watch a BRRG Practice!

Posted: September 19, 2012 by cqthedq in General
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Are you looking to add some excitement and exercise to your routine? Are you looking for new friendships general do-goodery opportunities? Have you ever wondered if you can play roller derby?

This is a great place to start answering all those questions (and give you more to think about)! We are inviting women 18 years of age and older to come out and watch a practice. See what our league members do and what our practices are all about! Recruiting Director Soul Eater will be there to answer any questions about practice or joining the BRRG. This is only to watch, so no gear required. (We cannot allow you to skate with us, sadly, as league practice is only available to league members that skate under our league insurance.)

Date: Sunday 10/7/12
Time: 10 am to noon
Where: Pla-Mor Skating Rink
Street: 2246 Shore Center
City: Euclid, OH
Afterwards we will head to Paradise Bar and Restaurant for lunch and drinks.

For more details about joining the Burning River Roller Girls, please email

Are you a woman 18 or older?

Ever wonder what a roller derby practice is like? What kind of gear do you need? How do you get started? What kind of skills should you be working on to become a roller girl?

All these questions and more will be answered this Sunday, Dec. 4.

Women interested in more information about joining the Burning River Roller Girls are invited to watch our league practice Sunday morning. THIS IS ONLY TO WATCH, so no gear required. We cannot allow you to skate with us, sadly, as league practice is only available to league members that skate under our league insurance.

Recruiting Director Soul Eater will be there to answer all of your questions, explain drills, etc.

Who: Women interested in joining the Burning River Roller Girls
What: Recruitment Event: Watch a BRRG Practice
When: Sunday, Dec. 4, 10 a.m. – noon
Where: Pla-Mor Roller Rink, 22466 Shore Center Dr., Euclid, OH 44123

Check out more details on the Facebook event page.

Many of us got introduced to the league at events just like this one. You have to start somewhere! Join us this Sunday, and, who knows, it might be the beginning of something new and exciting in your life!

Can’t make it this Sunday? Make sure you get on our recruiting email list and get tons of great information about tryouts, recruitment events and how you can prepare. Email