Skate and dine with Team USA at Dallas boot camp, Feb 21-22

Skate and dine with Team USA at Dallas boot camp, Feb 21-22 Team USA Stars vs Stripes at the 2011 Roller Derby World Cup. Photo by Jules Doyle.

DALLAS, TX – Team USA is holding a boot camp in Dallas, Texas next month, featuring coaching from every player and coach on the Team USA roster.

The two-day camp, held at The Coliseum on February 21st and 22nd, will be a mixture of on-skates classes, off-skates sessions and seminars, with classes capped at 40 people to guarantee more one-on-one guidance from Team USA members.

Team USA has also added a special opportunity for all skaters and spectators to eat lunch with Team USA on the 21st. (Meal is included with the purchase of a Friday ticket.)

For accommodation, participants will receive a special rate of $89/night at the Crowne Plaza Hotel near the stadium.

Once the boot camp is done and dusted, a special “Stars vs Stripes” bout will be held. The last time Team USA held a stars and stripes game, it was a one-point nailbiter. This game is not to be missed!

To buy tickets to the boot camp, visit Brown Paper Tickets. Full information on boot camp classes is listed below.

Team USA Boot Camp

February 21-22
The Coliseum
Dallas, TX

Friday (9am-7pm)

Session 1 – Jamming

Dynamic jamming – size doesn’t matter
Coaches: ‘Snot Rocket Science, Julie Adams and Bonnie Thunders

Juking
Coaches: Urrk’n Jerk’n, Scald Eagle and Onda Sligh

Rules are not made to be broken
Coaches: Second Hand Smoke and Carmen Getsome

Lunch – with Team USA

Session 2 – Blocking

Backwards blocking – engage, steer and toss
Coaches: Fifi Nomenon, Juke Boxx, Shaina Serelson and Mick Swagger

Explode!
Coaches: Jackie Daniels and Baller Shot Caller

Staying goal focused
Coaches: Mercy and Shenita Stretcher

Session 3 – Strategy

Power jams
Coaches: Teflon Donna and Donna Matrix

Roller derby off skates
Coaches: OMG WTF and Tracy Akers

Defense, offense and the middle ground
Coaches: Smarty Pants and Fisti Cuffs

Saturday (9am-12pm)

Aggressive jamming
Coaches: Suzy Hotrod and V-Diva

Defensive formation
Coaches: Sexy Slaydie, Amanda Jamitinya and Trauma

The first 10 seconds
Coaches: Polly Gone and Wild Cherri

Pat your helmet and rub your belly
Coach: Juke Boxx

Visualization and habits of mentally strong competitors
Coaches: Jes Rivas and Melanie Pfister

Coaching Seminar (12pm-2pm)

Coaches: Buster Cheatin, Endless Justin, and Conan the Vegetarian