No Coast Junior Derby was founded in 2013. We are a local non-profit junior derby team that competes nationally during our competitive season in the Open Division. Roller Derby is an open, all-inclusive environment! We welcome anyone that wants to skate. Each team is co-ed and skaters are placed based on skill and experience. We practice up to 3 times a week and travel for games.
All supporting positions are volunteer. Coaches, Refs, Photographers, Scorekeepers, Videographers, and parents all volunteer their time to allow our kids to participate in this awesome sport. No Coast Junior Derby would not exist without all of our volunteers. Roller Derby helps develop leadership skills and build character, confidence, and healthy habits.
No Coast Junior Derby is not only committed to providing a safe, fun environment for our teams but also helps out and volunteers in the community.
NCJD is a part of the Midwest JRDA region
Our Skate School (level 1) program is led by graduated junior derby skaters and No Coast adult skaters. We teach participants how to skate on quads & the basic skills needed for roller derby such as: stance, stride, stops & falls. Skaters must master these basic skills before they are eligible to scrimmage and play with the Thunderpups (Level 2). Coaches will work with the skaters on controlling themselves while on skates & introduce the rules of roller derby.
Our Thunderpups (level 2) are the beginner and intermediate team. This team is a mix of skaters who've passed the Level 1 and/or Level 2 assessments but are not quite ready for our travel team, yet! "Leaning" or positional blocking is the main focus for this group, but we'll also introduce derby hits & counter-hits. Level 2 skaters may be eligible to participate in scrimmages and unsanctioned games and mixers. Some Thunderpups may also participate in level 3 drills and scrimmages, as deemed fit by coaches, in an effort to build up individual skills for leveling up to the Furies.
Our Wolfgang team (level 3) is the intermediate team. This team is a mix of skaters who've passed the Level 3 assessments but are not quite ready for our travel team, yet! These skaters may be eligible to participate in unsanctioned games and mixers. Wolfgang also participates in level 3 drills and scrimmages, as deemed fit by coaches, in an effort to build up individual skills for leveling up to the Furies.
Our Furies are the advanced team & comprised of only Junior Roller Derby Association (JRDA) level 3 skaters. Furies are our travel team that is JRDA Sanctioned & participate in sanctioned level game play for JRDA Rankings. Furies skaters will be participating in scrimmages and game type drills in all practices, Some Furies skaters may "play down" to assist Wolfgang on the track giving the Furies skaters an opportunity to demonstrate their leadership and communication skills.