As roller derby leagues pop-up and fold all over Northern California and elsewhere, Shasta Roller Derby is celebrating its fourth year as a derby league. Currently a WFTDA apprentice league, Shasta Director Vonda Kut-a-Vitch is confident the league will be playing for WFTDA rankings by mid-season 2014.
In preparation of joining the National rankings game, Shasta’s A-team, the Assassins, are looking for their competitive travel team. Applicants at tryouts will be evaluated by coaching and ranked in numerical order. The first 20 skaters will be next season’s Assassins.
What does it mean to be a Shasta Assassin? For one thing, Assassins don’t worry about a carpool when traveling to an away bout. Instead they travel in the official Shasta Roller Derby bus. It means you will get excellent training from coaches and guest coaches, and it means you will become part of a community of women in the business of self-empowerment.
Disappointed because you might not have what it takes to be an Assassin or because you always wanted to skate but haven’t been on a pair of skates in years. Don’t fret. Shasta has a comprehensive training program for new and beginning skaters as well as a bouting B-team, the Hit Squad. They also travel by bus. Honk if you love derby!
Don’t wait until the New Year to do what you’ve always wanted. Come this Sunday, November 3rd, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. to Big League Dreams (20155 Viking Way, Redding CA 96001). The surface is indoor blue sport court. Shasta Roller Derby welcomes would-be derby girls and polished pros to come show their stuff for a chance to become a part of a league on its way to the top.