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Fresh meat on skates? Join Gallatin Roller Girlz

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Have you been to a recent Gallatin Roller Girlz bout and thought, “Hey, I could do that!” Now’s your chance to join the squad.

Following the success of the inaugural Fresh Meat Camp this past winter, Gallatin Roller Girlz is inviting interested skaters to attend the Summer 2014 Fresh Meat (i.e. new skater) Boot Camp. This eight-week program runs from Aug. 4 – Oct. 2, and skaters must be 18 or older to join.

Gallatin Roller Girlz created the Fresh Meat Camp in an effort to better support new skaters as they embark on the roller derby journey. A ground-level curriculum, the Fresh Meat Camp is designed to bring up and graduate a full class of skaters into contact-level skating.

During the camp, the Girlz will teach a full curriculum of basic skills followed by the Snowflake Assessment, which qualifies students as contact-rated skaters. Skaters will then be enrolled in another eight-week program that teaches the finer nuances of the sport including blocking and strategy.
Gallatin Roller Girlz offers Fresh Meat Camps twice yearly during the ‘shoulder seasons’ –late summer/early fall and again after Jan. 1.

All new skaters must graduate from a Fresh Meat Camp in order to skate with the league, with the exception of preexisting contact-rated transfer skaters from other leagues. “Try before you buy” gear will be available on a first come, first served basis.

Visit and like the Girlz on Facebook for more information.

Camp highlights

-Aug. 4 – Oct. 2

-Mondays 7-10 p.m., Thursdays 7-9 p.m. –Haynes Pavilion, Gallatin County Fairgrounds

-Open enrollment Aug. 4-14

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