Volunteers sought for Fernie roller derby team
The Fernie Avalanche City Roller Girls (ACRG) are seeking
coaches, bench managers and bout volunteers. No experience or even
knowledge about roller derby is required, however a passion to learn
the game and strategy is a must.
Flat track roller derby is one of the fastest growing sports in North
America and offers more than your average sporting event; roller derby
is a full contact, aggressive, and competitive sport conducted on
four-wheeled skates. Forget what you may remember about roller derby
from the seventies, this is a whole new game!
Coaches will, among other duties, develop lesson plans with the
captains, observe and critique skaters, create lines, work with refs,
and determine new strategies for bouts.
The bench manager is the person designated during bouts to tell which
players to line up on the track for each jam. They must keep track of
penalties, and learn which players work best together in order to call
the most effective line-ups.
The ACRG requires coaches and bench managers to practise with the team
twice a week and accompany the team to bouts throughout the East
Kootenays. In 2012, bouts are scheduled for Fernie, Cranbrook,
Kimberley, and Invermere with one exhibition bout being held in
Sparwood on April 21.
In addition, roller derby depends on a large number of volunteers to
put on bouts and fundraising activities. Game-day positions can
include penalty tracking, penalty box timing, scorekeeping, scoreboard
operating and more.
If you are looking for something new and exciting in your life this is it!
To learn more about the ACRG or if you are interested in helping to
support roller derby in any capacity call 250.423.1194, visit
www.fernierollerderby.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.