The B.ay A.rea D.erby Girls are a full contact, all female, flat-track roller derby league consisting of five teams: The San Francisco ShEvil Dead, The Oakland Outlaws, The Richmond Wrecking Belles, The Berkeley Resistance, and a traveling all-star team, the internationally-ranked All-Stars. The B.A.D. Girl’s mission is to skate competitively on a regional and international level within our sanctioning body, the WFTDA, as well as locally with other established teams and leagues. Driven by a passionate love for the sport and aided by a national sisterhood of like-minded and dedicated women, the B.A.D. Girls are a skater owned and operated 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization with a commitment to helping other grassroots organizations in the Bay Area.
At tryouts, skaters compete for a chance to join our league by demonstrating their knowledge of derby, skating skills, strength and athleticism. New skaters do not need to be experts, but must show an aptitude and understanding of roller derby as well as show room for improvement and coachability.
Day one of tryouts will be held Saturday, September 1st from 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM. Skaters who pass day one will be invited back for day two of tryouts on Sunday, September 2nd from 1:30 to 4:00 PM.
Please arrive on time to register and fill out paperwork. You must be available for both days. As we only hold tryouts one time per year, no make-ups are offered. If you are unable to come at these times, please check out our recreational skating group – The Reckless Rollers – that offers quarterly transfer opportunities into the league.
Tryouts fees are $10 per skater to cover the cost of our materials and space usage. Registration fees are non-refundable and due at registration.
You must bring your own equipment. We do not have loaner skates or safety items.
1. Your ID.
2. Your registration fee.
3. Quad roller skates
4. Safety equipment, including helmet, wrist guards, elbow pads, kneepads and a mouth guard.
5. Bottle of water and a towel
6. Healthy snacks, fruit nuts or sports bars.
B.A.D. Headquarters @ 2635 Peralta Street, Oakland 94607
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Tryouts are closed to the public and you may not invite spectators. We appreciate your cooperation and look forward to seeing you.