Welcome to the ELRD Family
Welcome to East Lansing Roller Derby! We are very excited that you’ve made the first step towards an incredible new, life changing experience. ELRD has an open enrollment policy, meaning that anyone is able to join during anytime of the year. Throughout the year, we host our Bi-Annual Basic Skills Boot Camps. During this 6-8 week time frame, our vetted training staff is 100% dedicated to working with you one-on-one to develop the minimum skills necessary to skate safely, pass the minimum skills safety assessment and to play the sport of roller derby. Your safety will always be our number one priority.
(You can learn more about the WFTDA Minimum Skills Assessment Here)
In between the Boot Camps, we continue to actively recruit via our "Intro to Roller Derby" training sessions. No experience is necessary for any of our basic skills training. If you give us your dedication and hard work effort, ELRD promises to give you all the tools and support necessary to help make you the best roller derby player you can be. We do this regardless of size, shape, or skill level, everyone is invited and welcomed!
Our organization strives to promote an unbiased, positive, motivational, structured training and instruction program, filled with competitive spirit, provided in a safe environment all while creating the culture of tight knit family group. We like to think of our organization as the Mom and Pop shop of Greater Lansing area roller derby community. A familiar, unique, personalized, genuine, family-like experience, that gets the job done professionally and well.
Download our Recruitment Packet for even more information!
Join as a Skater
East Lansing Roller Derby is always recruiting new skaters, year round! No experience necessary. Our vetted training staff teaches you everything you need to know to become a safe and knowledgeable roller derby player. To learn more about joining the Maven Movement, contact our Recruitment Staff for more information. Twice a year, we host our basic training boot camps where 100% of our attention is devoted to building and developing skater skills. You can learn more about when our next camp is by viewing the details of this section.
join as a referee (on-skates official)
East Lansing Roller Derby is looking for dedicated, diligent, rule loving individuals, who would like to be involved in the sport of roller derby. Referees are on skates and like our skaters, must follow and be able to pass all proper safety skating skills. That being said, referees are not involved in the constant contact and higher dedication level required to be
a skater within the league. If you are interested in wearing stripes, contact our Head Referee for more information. Or be on the lookout for our next basic skills boot camp!
join as a non-skating official (off-skates official)
The true unsung hero of roller derby, Non-Skating Officials (NSOs) are a crew of off-skates individuals that play a vital role in the game itself. Roughly twelve NSOs are required per one bout. Their positions range from, controlling the game clock, administering the amount of time penalties are served, recording and displaying said penalties, tracking and displaying score as well as recording which players are on the track and when. This is a perfect role within the league for those individuals who are unable to participate because of physical requirements of the sport (or unable to fully commit to the time required) but know they want to be involved in the community of roller derby somehow, someway. For more information on how to become a Non-Skating Official, contact our Head NSO.