Boot Camps

Gotham Girls Roller Derby

Are you a bouting skater who wants to take it to the next level? Our Boot Camps consist of on- and off-skates classes, followed by open scrimmaging. Instruction covers a full range of roller derby topics including jamming, blocking, strategy and advanced skating skills.

All camps are staffed by members of our coaching committee, which includes members of the five-time reigning WFTDA champions, the Gotham Girls Roller Derby All-Stars. Learn from elite coaches such as Bonnie Thunders, Suzy Hotrod, Ariel Assault, Puss 'N' Glutes and Raggedy Animal, plus some Gotham Girls All-Stars Special Guests!

Gotham Girls Roller Derby bootcamp

We regret to announce that our 2015 summer boot camp has been cancelled. Please see our Mini Boot Camps page for other training opportunities with Gotham coaches.

2015 Boot Camp
Saturday, July 11th and Sunday, July 12th

Abe Stark Arena, Coney Island
1902 Surf Ave., Brooklyn

Trainers will include Bonnie Thunders, OMG WTF, Roxy Dallas, Fisher Twice, Vicious Van GoGo, and other top-level Gotham skaters. Training times over the two days will comprise 10½ hours, including scrimmage time on Sunday.

Register Now!

Full weekend (Saturday & Sunday) — $250
Full weekend with 6+ skaters from the same league — $150 per attendee*
Single day pass (Saturday OR Sunday) — $125

*After 6 or more people from the same league register, we will process individual refunds of $100 for each attendee.

(We regret the printing error on our fliers regarding the single-day pass price.)

Saturday schedule:
9:00–9:50 am: sign in
10:00–4:00 pm: classes
12:00–12:50 pm: lunch break

Sunday schedule:
9:00–9:50 am: sign in
10:00–4:30 pm: classes & scrimmage
12:00–12:50 pm: lunch break

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GGRD Boot Camps are designed for skaters who already know how to play roller derby. They are open ONLY to female skaters who have passed their WFTDA Skills Tests and have been placed on a team in an existing league. If you are new to derby, are Fresh Meat, or are an unaffiliated skater, we offer Basic Training classes for beginning skaters.

All skaters must provide proof of WFTDA or USARS insurance.

Questions? Email for more information.