Arizona Rollergirls

Arizona
Rollergirls

Mesa's All-Girl Flat Track
Roller Derby League

Mesa's All-Girl Flat Track Roller Derby League


How do I join?

The Girls of AZRG

Are you brave enough to become a new Arizona Rollergirl? We welcome new players and refs all year long! AZRG accepts all skaters no matter their ability, size, or experience. Haven’t skated since you were 10? That’s okay! Our dedicated trainers will teach you everything you need to know in our New Blood training program. The only requirement is time, dedication, and equipment!

The core of Arizona Rollergirls is women empowering women. We focus on encouragement and support rather than competition and rivalry. There are no set teams - we want every skater to build strong bonds with all the women in the league. Our team process is exciting and provides opportunities for leadership with new captains and lineups for every bout.

how does it work?

The Girls of AZRG

All new Arizona Rollergirls enter a 12 week boot camp and earn the title of “New Blood”. Our dedicated trainers offer individualized instruction, encouragement, and support throughout the program. The first 8 weeks focus on the basics including our rules, skating techniques, stability, and safety.

After 8 weeks, you will be tested on what you’ve learned. Passing will earn you the title of “New Blood Advanced”. Now you’re ready to begin scrimmaging with the pack and learn what it feels like to be in the game!

The Arizona Rollergirls’ training team is dedicated to safety. You will have a trainer with you every step of the way, and once they’re confident in your skating ability, you will graduate from the New Blood Advanced stage to bout in your first official games!

FAQ

The Girls of AZRG

Do you have some questions? Let us try to answer them. Read through the section below and see if it can help. 

We have 2 practices per week during the off-season and 3 during the regular season (when we are bouting). They are on 1-2 weeknights and a weekend morning. Email us at AZRGInfo@gmail.com for more details. 

We require 2 practices per week during training and 6 per month to bout after you’ve completed training. We are a non-profit, skater-managed league, so all members are expected to contribute to fundraisers and bout production (1 per month) outside of practices. We all pitch in to make the league run!

Brand new skaters are required to pay a one-time, $15 enrollment fee upon joining. New Blood dues are $40 per month. Once you’ve completed training, dues are $35 per month. All payments are due on the first of the month.
Enrollment Fee: $15
New Blood Dues: $40/month
Player Dues: $35/month

Yes, absolutely! We always welcome volunteers for bout production, events, and referees. We even train basic skating to volunteers who only want to ref our bouts. Email us at AZRGInfo@gmail.com for more info.

Send us an email at AZRGInfo@gmail.com and a skater will get back to you within 2 business days and set up your first practice to meet with a trainer after you’ve paid the enrollment fee. Once you’ve attended the initial practice and gotten your gear, you will be added to our messaging boards and officially become a New Blood.

At this time, we recommend heading to your local skating rink to rent a pair of skates and see how you feel on them. Unfortunately, our loaner gear program is on hold until further notice due to COVID-19 safety concerns. Stay tuned in 2021 for updates on our loaner gear program.

You will need low-ankle, low-heeled roller skates, knee pads, elbow pads, wrist guards, helmet, mouthguard, and a bag to transport your gear. Most skaters spend $200-$300 for everything. Contact us via email at AZRGInfo@gmail.com for more information.

Only with permission from a member of management after you’ve completed training (first 12 weeks). Your kids must be able to entertain themselves for 20-30 mins at a stretch during drills. We occasionally offer childcare during indoor practices on a volunteer basis. Send us an email at AZRGInfo@gmail.com for more info.

That’s totally OK! Most of us were wobbly “baby deers” when we started, but our comprehensive training program plus a little grit and determination will get you skating fast and hitting hard in no time!

You are not alone! All of us felt intimidated, nervous, and scared when we started. AZRG welcomes and encourages women of all skill levels and backgrounds. We have a very strict, zero tolerance policy for bullying and hate speech - we do not tolerate racism, cruelty, or cattiness. Period.

Find us on Facebook, follow us on Instagram, or shoot us an email at AZRGInfo@gmail.com. Someone will get back to you within 2 business days and be happy to answer all your questions.

Payments

The Girls of AZRG

Thank you for taking the time to check us out! Please make sure to send us an email at AZRGInfo@gmail.com before submitting your enrollment fee so we can get to know you!

Dues and Enrollment Fees:
*Enrollment Fee: $15
New Blood Dues: $40/month
Player Dues: $35/month
*Please ensure you’ve made contact with us on our Facebook page prior to submitting your enrollment fee

Just here to pay your dues? No problem! Just select "No, I'm just here to pay my dues." under the question "Are you new to Arizona Rollergirls?"

Where to find us

Broadway Recreation Center

59 E. Broadway Rd. (Broadway & Center) 
Mesa, AZ 85210 

Broadway Rec Center
Broadway Rec Center