Join Us

The Hellions are proud members of the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA), the governing body of modern women’s roller derby.

The Hellions are currently in Open Recruitment!  Contact us to schedule a practice visit, or check us out at one of our upcoming recruitment events!

WHO CAN BE A HELLION?

The Hellions of Troy Roller Derby League is made up of skaters, referees, non-skating officials, and volunteers.

Women over the age of 18 can join the Hellions of Troy as skaters for our teams.  We welcome both men and women over 18 to be referees, officials, coaches, and volunteers.

Some of the other things we look for in potential skaters include:

  • A positive attitude
  • Excellent sportsmanship
  • Ability to listen and apply new knowledge
  • Time commitment

DO I NEED TO KNOW HOW TO PLAY?

No! Your first three months will be dedicated to developing and improving your skating skills, and learning all about the sport of roller derby.

Skaters come to the league from all different backgrounds – some were figure skaters, some were hockey players, some hadn’t skated since childhood. If you bring the right attitude, determination, and willingness to practice, we will teach you the rest!

We will teach you everything, as long as you are willing to give it your all and learn!

WHAT KIND OF EQUIPMENT IS NEEDED?

Every skater is required to wear a helmet, wrist guards, elbow pads, kneepads, mouth guard, and quad roller skates. Everything but the skates can be found at sports equipment stores, such as Dick’s Sporting Goods, Sports Authority, or Seasons on Lark St (Albany). Before purchasing any gear, it is recommended that you determine how much you can spend (i.e. what is your budget?), and then discuss your options with experienced skaters. They can help you choose between different brands and styles, and tell you the best places to get skates and other equipment. There are also numerous online stores you can check out including Wicked Skatewear (http://wickedskatewear.com/) and Bruised Boutique (www.bruisedboutique.com). We also have a deal set up with Rollarama Skating Center for a discount on skate packages, gear, and accessories.

Sign me up! How can I join the Hellions of Troy?

Send us an email (Hellionsrecruitment@gmail.com), or search for us on Facebook.