Who Are We?
Old Bay Bombers started in 2014. Our team is made up of girls and boys of all ages, backgrounds and skating skills. OBB values diversity, inclusion, and respect for all individuals. We believe in skating fast, working hard and promoting fun and healthy competition... And we’re ALWAYS looking for new skaters!
Because roller derby is considered an extreme youth sport, SRG OBB prioritizes safety, with mandated protective equipment and high training standards for coaches and volunteers. OBB aims to empower our skaters by bringing together girls and boys from diverse communities and helping develop their self-confidence, leadership skills, healthy decision-making, athleticism, and overall fitness.
If you’re interested in observing a practice or have any additional questions, please call 443/497-8413 or 443/373-8663 or email email@example.com. Hope to see you on the track soon!
Session 3 will begin June 23, 2019!
Are There Different Levels?
All those new to skating will start in the Beginner Level. These classes are once a week on Sunday 4:30 – 6 p.m. and will start by covering basic skating form, stops, starts, and safe falls. Skaters will then start learning to skate in partnerships and in packs. At the end of each session, there will be a skills assessment to determine whether or not skaters are ready to move onto Level 1.
Level 1 Skaters
Those who pass the Level 1 skills assessment will work on improving their basic skills and working together on the track. These classes are once a week on Sunday 4:30 – 6 p.m. Skaters will learn light contact (track awareness, positional blocking). At the end of each session, there will be a skills assessment to determine whether or not skaters are ready to move onto Level 2.
Level 2 Skaters
Those who pass the Level 2 skills assessment will work on improving their skating skills, teamwork, and offensive/defensive plays. These classes are once a week on Sunday 4:30 – 6 p.m. Skaters will learn contact (leaning, bracing, blocking skills). At the end of each session, there will be a skills assessment to determine whether or not skaters are ready to move onto Level 3.
Level 3 Skaters
Skaters who have passed their Level 3 skills assessment will work on improving their skating skills, teamwork, and blocking/hitting plays. Skaters will be trained in full contact play. Participants MUST be age 12 and above to participate in Level 3 practices and scrimmages.
Scrimmages and Bouting
Junior skaters will need to pass the JRDA skills assessment in order to be allowed to scrimmage. They will need to pass the WFTDA minimum skills assessment to participate in full contact Level 3 bouts.
Is It Safe?
The safety of our members is our #1 priority. Our safety staff has also been trained in CPR, First Aid and to recognize the signs and symptoms of concussions.
There is a possibility, as with any sport, of your skater suffering an injury. If your child is hurt or injured during practice, our trained safety staff will assess your child and administer first aid as necessary. Any skater, who exhibits any signs, symptoms, or behavior consistent with a concussion, shall be immediately removed from play and practice until they are cleared to return by a healthcare professional.
What Does My Skater Need?
Quad skates Helmet (skateboard or hockey only – no bicycle)
Knee pads Wrist Guards
Elbow pads Mouth Guard
Places to Purchase: Lurking Class Skate Shop in Salisbury, MD; Derby Recyclables (Facebook group); Amazon; eBay