Derby Daze Bootcamp 2017: 11-13 August 2017

Derby Daze All-Star Bootcamp | August 11-13, 2017!

Registration Opens May 5th

Looking for some solid derby learning from two time World Champions? Then Derby Daze is for you! This year we are focusing on innovative offensive strategies, defensive techniques that facilitate that aggressive offense, and jammer skills that can best the toughest of walls.

Update: Check out the DD ’17 – Workshop Schedule (this will probably change slightly to give Developing skaters some scrimmage time, but classes will stay the same) and Derby Daze 17 Class Topics!

New This Year!

  • More time on skates!
  • Saturday night event: Sur5al Tournament – read more about that below!
  • Updated scrimmage format so you get more focused skate time with your Wheels coaches!

Also Featuring:

  • Open to all genders and skill levels
  • Rookie track open to skaters who want a little time on skates and a lot of time observing!
  • Rad evening events open to all participants and friends
More details:
  • The event starts on Friday night with a welcome event.
  • We will post a final schedule later in the summer. While we don’t have exact times yet, we can tell you that Saturday and Sunday clinic and scrimmage will most likely run between 8am and 5pm. The Rookie track will happen first thing in the morning.
  • Evening activity times are not set yet. We expect they will run approximately 6pm-10pm.
  • Thanks for your patience! We will update you on times as soon as all the details are solid!
Pricing info:
Presale price: $175.00 (until 5/20)
**Folks who attended Derby Daze 2016, check your email inbox for a special deal for Derby Daze 2017!
Regular (after presale): $200.00
Rookie (see below): $75
Coach/Observer/Off-skates: $50
*Please note: The last day for refunds for Derby Daze is July 14th. Registrations are transferable until August 7th.

Participant Criteria:

  • Open to and inclusive of all genders
  • Must be 18+
  • Have WFTDA, USARS, CRDA, or MRDA insurance. If you are traveling from another country and have travel insurance, please contact
  • Be affiliated with a recognized roller derby league
Derby Daze will be arranged by skill level based on the categories defined below. If you’re unsure of where exactly you might fall, fear not; we’ll be conducting a quick evaluation Saturday morning of the bootcamp to ensure you’re placed in the best group for your skill level.

Rookie: You are super fresh to derby and eager to learn more! You are not yet confident on your skates and are probably still working to pass the WFTDA Minimum Skating Skill Standards. You may be okay with limited light contact, but the prospect of spending all day in skates is a little daunting. You’re working towards a breakthrough with some of your basic skills. This group is a little different than the other three: after spending an hour in the morning learning on skates, you’ll have the rest of the day to watch classes off skates and take home lots of drills to work on later. It’s a great opportunity for even the most brand new skaters to learn. Please register for the Rookie skater program and pick Rookie as your skill level.

Developing: You may have passed or be close to passing the WFTDA minimum skating skill standards, but you’re not yet ready to scrimmage. You can safely stop, hit, and keep up in a pace line, though you may not feel confident stopping with someone pushing on you, reacting quickly to events on the track, or executing skills with lots of control. While you understand the rules, you want to delve into the hows and the whys of the game. You’re looking for instruction to nail down key skills and hone your derby smarts.Intermediate: You’re good to go with all your WFTDA Minimum Skills Requirements, and you are comfortable and experienced in scrimmage and/or game environments. Maybe you’re not totally comfortable skating backwards or jamming against tough walls, but you’ve competed against other teams. You can usually execute common strategies and techniques, and you’re at Derby Daze to continue to build on top of your solid derby foundation.

Advanced: You have actively followed current derby through bouting, both inter- and intraleague. You can explain with your brains and brawn notions of walls, offense, and complex pack definition. You are comfortable in the world of 3D and 2D walls, and are ready to hone your hitting technique and offensive timing, tighten up your plows and hockey stops. You are ready to level up with high end strategy and sick execution of basic skills. Let us hone your understanding of what the best teams in the world are up to.

Evening Events

This year, there are no bout during the weekend of Derby Daze. We changed this so that you can get more skating time out of your weekend in Portland. We are able to shift the entire day later, to facilitate more precious sleep time, and expand the afternoon scrimmage portion of the day. Additionally, we are going to be offering some awesome night time events. Stay tuned to learn more about Friday night’s event.


Saturday: Sur5al Tournament! Skating in teams of 5, each jam is a bout in this tournament. The dream? You get a Wheels of Justice skater on your team. Every team will feature of Wheels skater! Register for the Sur5al Tournament when you sign up for Derby Daze or on site.
Entry into the Sur5al Tournament is $20 per skater. Derby Daze participants get in free to watch.

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