Training


End of 2015 Presidential Address

Posted on December 17th, by Nora Drenalynn in Roller Derby, Silicon Valley Roller Girls, Support SVRG, Training. Comments Off

Silicon Valley Roller Girls had one of those years that reminded us what a roller coaster of emotional Roller Derby can be. At times: Celebration and Defeat, Excitement and Anger, Laughter and Tears (sometimes all of the above, all at the same time), but through it all we have grown stronger – as individuals, as a team and as a league.

There’s an old saying that “it matters not if you win or lose, but how you play the game”, and this could not be more true than it is for SVRG this year. No matter what happened we never gave up. Through our wins and loses we continued to show up to practice, continued to work on our own skills, continue to help each other, and we did it all with the team and the bigger picture in mind. We ... Read More »



2013 Season Tryouts and Recruitment Info Sessions

Posted on November 30th, by Panda in Silicon Valley Roller Girls, Support SVRG, Training. Comments Off

Exciting changes on the horizon for SVRG - we’re revamping our recruitment process and league structure and we hope you’ll join us for the change!

New to derby or haven't passed your WFTDA Minimum Skills?
Recruitment Info Sessions

Join us for one of two informational sessions about joining SVRG as a league member. Plus beverages & bites on us!
Monday, December 10th @ 7:00 pm Trials Pub: 265 North 1st Street San Jose, CA 95113 | (408) 947-0497
Monday, December 17th @ 7:00 pm Tied House: 954 Villa Street Mountain View, CA 94041 | (650) 965-2739
Please RSVP to recruitment@svrollergirls.com

Already passed your WFTDA Minimum Skills?
2013 Tryouts

SVRG is hosting open tryouts for the 2013 season. If you have passed your WFTDA Minimum Skills Assessment you’re welcome to tryout!
Tuesday, December 11th @ 8:00pm - 10:00 pm at San Jose Skate: 397 Blossom Hill Road San ... Read More »


Hotter on Hiatus

Posted on March 5th, by demonic in Training. 1 Comment

SVRG is back and hotter than ever! We were busy this off season. Pia Mess challenged the league to lose weight and increase stamina over the winter break. With weekly workouts and nutrition tips, our ladies shed pounds and gained muscle.

Help us congratulate the winner of the hotter on hiatus challenge! Assistant Coach Aim DeKill won the weight loss challenge. She (De)Killed the competition with a total loss of 12 pounds, resulting in an inch off her waistline and four inches off her hips. She won a pair of Antik skates and a slimmer silhouette! Kozmo Trouble came in a close second, and Juicy K. Tore and Pia Mess tied for third place. Aim shared her inspiring story with us.

What motivated you to start your weight-loss journey?

After I retired from skating and started coaching, I spent less and less time ... Read More »


Calling future derby girls...need to improve your skating skills?

Posted on June 25th, by demonic in Recruitment, Roller Derby, Training. Comments Off

Are you interested in improving your skating skills? Feel like you need more practice before derby boot camp? Get the basics down now to prepare yourself at the San Jose Skate Skills Clinic!

Skaters will improve:

• Basic skating skills
• Cross overs
• Starts
• Weaving
• Pacing
• Endurance

The dates and times for the clinic are as follows:

Wednesday, July 14th 6:30-8pm

Saturday, July 17th 5:30-7pm

Wednesday, July 21st 6:30-8pm

Saturday, July 24th 5:30-7pm

Saturday, July 31st 5:30-7pm

All ages welcome! Registration fee is $50, which includes skate rental. Helmets are required!

If you have questions or want to reserve a spot, send an email to skate4fun82@yahoo.com .


Want to skate like a derby girl? Come to SJS speed skating class!

Posted on May 5th, by demonic in Roller Derby, Training. Comments Off

San Jose Skate (397 Blossom Hill Road, SJ) is hosting a speed skating class on Saturdays from 5:30 to 7 pm. We have two experienced inline speed skaters who have been very accommodating of the team, giving us quad skate-specific and derby-specific lessons. Class topics have included starts, stance, posture, stride, track pattern, recovering from falls, holding turns, and of course speeeeeed!

The drop-in fee is $10. Bring your skates and helmet (required)--other protective gear is up to the skater. Personally, I recommend your knee pads because, at least for my power thighs, they make a difference in how I stride and handle turns.

This class is open to all ages, and inline skates are also of course welcome. Also, there's an open Saturday night skate afterwards if you're interested.



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