1) Check out instructional skate videos on YouTube Certified Skating Instructor Rowland Cook (Reckless Rowly) along with SWAT Roller Derby produced some excellent videos on basic skills that you can use for recreational skating, as well as the foundation for your derby skills. Check out our channel here There are also thousands more instructional videos to learn from!
2) Reboot Roller Disco's in Exeter hold weekly public skating sessions and also adult only skate club teaching basic to more advanced skills. Nearly all of the Reboot Instructors play for SWAT Roller Derby, so can give you lots of great support.
3) Learn the rules and gameplay Throughout the season, we always need enthusiastic individuals to join SWAT's NSO Crew, an off skates crew that are essential to Roller Derby bouts. You will be given full training and it’s an excellent way to learn the rules – not least gaining you free entry to games and often the best seats in the house! If you have a smart phone download the Roller Derby Test O Matic app – a free, fun app with multiple choice questions on the rules of derby. Watching WFTDA (Womens Flat Track Derby Association) footage of games from all over the world will let you see the pace of the sport – you will be amazed at how quickly you pick things up and notice various tactics to use on track.