Dominion’s coaches are the premier teachers of roller derby in the entire Seven Cities. With about 25 combined years of experience, we are ready to get you rolling. We have all sorts of different styles of coaching which allow the new skater to understand what it is exactly we expect. Our staff is made up of school teachers, stay at home moms, and active duty military, just to name a few. We all share the same passion, which is to help you achieve your roller derby dream of being that superstar you know deep down you’re meant to be. Below, you can read a little on each coach and be sure to email us if you are interested in joining. Flat track roller derby is the fastest growing sport worldwide and now is as good as time as any to finally get involved…cause if you’re here reading this you’ve already taken the first step!
The fresh meat program is our name for the training each new skater must complete. It is very straight forward: we use a syllabus and a step-by-step method to teach you the skills you need, building you up into a full-fledged derby girl. The minimum length of time for fresh meat is three months long, but we extend it as needed to make sure every skater is safe to play. You don’t have to come to the league with any derby knowledge, just the willingness to fall, get back up again and work hard. Roller derby isn’t a sport for everyone but no matter your skill there is a place for you. It takes an army to successfully run a league and we always needs refs, non skating officials, and volunteers.
Because we do understand how difficult joining a new league can be, we have in place a group of awesome skaters who help the fresh meat acclimate to the league. They are there, along with the coaches, to answer any questions and basically hold hands until you are settled in to the surroundings. We feel like this service is invaluable and has had excellent results. Just another reason to join, instant friends.
Chuck N Trailer
Director of Training
Hi, I’m Chuck & Trailer. I’ve been playing roller derby for four years now. I started derby with the Whidbey Island Roller Girls in Washington state. I transfered to Dominion in September of 2015. I’d never been involved in a sport before, so it was all new to me. I love the team work and comradery that comes with roller derby. You become like a family. My coaching style is understanding, but tough. I don’t ask skaters to do anything that I wouldn’t do myself. I like to lead by example, always trying new skills and pushing my comfort zone and in turn hoping other skaters will push themselves as well.
I’m Andrew. I started skating about two years ago and caught on very quickly by pushing myself to the extreme. I studied and watched a lot of hockey training videos and figure skating. I put in a lot of time to try new things until I mastered my skills. When I train new skaters I like to be one on one and pinpoint what works for them. Also, I like to push skaters out of their comfort zone.
Bio coming soon!
Hi, I’m Gasoline Allie. I’ve been with DDG almost 3 years. Being a coach and watching women evolve into true skaters makes me feel awesome. I’m thankful for the opportunity to coach our fresh meat program and look forward to helping women become skaters!
Hey! I started Fresh Meat in February of 2014 and when I did I literally couldn’t stand still on skates. I know you’d probably expect someone to say something like “I couldn’t go anywhere!”. But no, I didn’t even have the ability to just stand there with my skates on, I just kind of slowly rolled around and fell…and fell a lot, lol. Well, a little over a year after that I had the pleasure of becoming a league coach and even serving as the committee head after that. I love being able to teach the foundations to play derby and being one of the first people fresh meat interact with as they step into the derbyverse. The experiences and personal physical struggles I went through as fresh meat greatly influence my coaching style and I strongly believe that it’s not skating weaknesses starting out that will prevent you from becoming a valuable roller derby player but instead lack of a Positive Mental Attitude. I learn more and more with each fresh meat class that comes through, even as they are learning from me, and will continue to strive to be the most effective teacher & coach that I can be.
Hi, I’m Sparrow. I’ve been skating with DDG for almost 7 years and have been a member of the league as a skater and as an official. Prior to this, I never participated in any sort of formal sports, so derby was a huge leap for me. I love seeing the “Aha!” moment for skaters when they get a skill down that they’ve been struggling with, because I have been there myself. I like to think that I am supportive but push the skaters to be the best they can be. I am humbled to be a part of the coaching staff and hope that I can assist in fostering new growth within our league.
Weird Al Shankabish
Bio coming soon!
Bio coming soon!