2016 Fall Session Orientation -- Sunday, August 14 -- 5:30PM at Midcities Skateland

2017 Summer Session Orientation — Sunday, March 12 — 5:30PM at Midcities Skateland

Join the Dallas Derby Devils

The Dallas Derby Devils Underworld Rookie Training Program and Recreational League is dedicated to training and developing roller derby skaters at all skill levels and providing opportunities to play roller derby. Our goal is to provide a fun, safe and competitive environment for all who participate.

Who can join?

The Dallas Derby Devils Underworld is the place for anyone interested in learning the sport of roller derby, trying out for a home team, interested in being a referee or just working on your skating and roller derby skills. We welcome all skill levels.

How is it structured?

All new skaters will start in one of our 12-week Training programs. After each 12-week session, there will be a Skills Assessment to determine readiness to move to the next level. The Underworld is split into four types of training:

  • Level 1 Basic Skating Skills Training – open to women and men
  • Level 2 Roller Derby Skills Training – open to women
  • Level 2 Roller Derby Officials Training – open to women and men
  • DDD Farm Team Training – open to women (who have assessed out of Level 2)
    • Our farm team houses two groups of skaters:
      • Skaters interested in being drafted to a home team with dues, attendance and participation requirements
      • Skaters interested in rec skating for fun at league practices with dues but no attendance or participation requirements

What are the current session dates and times?

2017 Summer session:

Orientation Night: Sunday, March 12 at 5:30pm – 7pm

Practice: Every Sunday, March 26th, 2017 to June 11th, 2017, 5pm-7pm

Where do we practice? 

All Underworld sessions and league practices are at Midcities Skateland 1333 S Belt Line Rd, Irving, TX 75060


How much does it cost?

The cost for Training Levels 1 & 2 is $100 per session. There are no drop-ins or partial sessions; you must sign up for the entire 12 weeks.

The cost for Rec Skating is $25/month. (No minimum attendance or participation required, league practices are open to rec skaters.)

What gear do I need?

All participants are required to wear all of the following protective gear:

  • Helmet
  • Wrist guards
  • Elbow pads
  • Kneepads
  • Mouth guard
  • 4 wheel (quad) roller skates
  • Athletic sneakers

Where can I get my gear?

Our sponsor and local skate shop, Resurrection Skates, has all the equipment you need (except the sneakers). They even have a rookie package! Their store is located at 830 Exposition Ave #103 in Dallas. You can also shop on their online store at resurrectionskates.com.

Do I need insurance?

Yes. All participants are required to purchase WFTDA insurance at wftda.com. Primary health insurance is strongly encouraged.


Fill out this form and RSVP on our Facebook event for updates.

Before Orientation:

-Wait for a confirmation email with registration paperwork including instructions for insurance and session payment.

-Read the Underworld Welcome Letter – bring your questions!

-Bring all completed registration forms to orientation!

During Orientation:

-Bring skate gear if you want a gear inspection or recommendations for upgrades or replacement parts – no skating during orientation.

-Paperwork and payments are submitted for processing.

-Learn about the Dallas Derby Devils, the Underworld program and roller derby.

-Please do not bring visitors (husbands, wives, neighbors, children, pets) to orientation.

For questions, email training@derbydevils.com. For questions about the Officials Training Program, email referees@derbydevils.com.