SVRG bootcamp


Making it: Words from our newly minted SVRG interns

Posted on June 11th, by demonic in Roller Derby, Silicon Valley Roller Girls, SVRG Skaters. 1 Comment

Among 16 SVRG recruits who recently passed bootcamp and their WFTDA skills test, we have four different women all drawn to one of the greatest sports of all time: ROLLER DERBY!  Here, we have we have a high school English teacher, a middle school teacher, a single mom, and a fire fighter who have written about the experiences that have drawn them to the sport. Read on to see what four pieces of “fresh meat” (i.e., skaters new to roller derby) have to say about their bootcamp experiences and accomplishments.

Squirrelly Brawler

Recently retired from competitive Muay Thai--a martial art where elbows, shins, knees and fists are used as weapons--I was feeling as though I had no outlet for my energy.  My bestest friend and fellow fight team member and I decided to go see "Whip It." Being huge ... Read More »


Congratulations to SVRG's bootcamp graduates!

Posted on April 14th, by demonic in Roller Derby, Silicon Valley Roller Girls. 3 comments

SVRG is happy to welcome 16 graduates of our bootcamp to the league!

These ladies started meeting and occasionally skating with SVRG in October of last year before the official commencement of bootcamp in January, where they started training with our coaches twice a week. These skaters passed their skills test in March and participated in an additional month of derby-specific training before being designated interns with SVRG. It's been a long, tough road, so a big congratulations to: Alicia, Jenifer (Jemma), Angelic (Raci), Audrey, Shawnee, Jamie, Karina, Sara, Melissa, Erin, Brooke, Katherine, Christina, Jayanti, Dana, and Mindy!

And a special shout out to coaches Pandamonium, Aim De Kill, and LTO, who devoted additional time, attention, and support to the bootcampers throughout the process, and Pia Mess, who helped hold down the rest of the SVRG fort. We are all lucky to ... Read More »



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