GuARRDians of the Galaxy
Aimed at - beginner - Intermediate refs, bench staff who want to learn more about ref interactions and rules, skaters who have a dual role, anyone interested in learning about ref skills and roles. A mix of on and off skates sessions.
Are you keen to develop your ref skills? Are you interested in starting to ref, but don't know how or where to start? Are you an intermediate referee looking to solidify your knowledge, or just looking to revise? Auld Reekie are hosting a referee bootcamp, inviting beginner and intermediate referees, as well as bench coaches and other curious people to learn about ins and outs of roller derby reffing!
We are very happy to confirm that the bootcamp will be coached by the very experienced Jens Hötger, an instructor for the WFTDA OffEd program.
The bootcamp is going to include theory sessions (rules, verbal cues, initiation and impact assessment, positions and responsibilities) and an on skate-session with useful skills and positioning, and a chance to practice the new skills/knowledge during short scrimmages. Please note that on skates places are limited to facilitate this.
Jens has been involved with Roller Derby since 2009 and coached/bench coached for 7 years. He started officiating as a sidegig in 2012. Since transfering into mainly officiating he travels all over Europe with skates and whistles. in 2018 Jens has been one of only two European Skating Officials to work all three stages of WFTDA Playoffs this year - D1-Playoffs, European Continental Cup and Champs!
More details will be available closer to the event.
Join us on the path to ref knowledge!
Holyrood High School (View)
55 Duddingston Road West
Edinburgh EH15 3ST