Transferring to Houston Roller Derby

Moving to Houston and interested in joining the team? Have a look at our policy for transferring skaters.

HRD Policy for Transfer Skaters:  All transferring skaters must try out through an official “open tryout” held by HRD at a time designated by its training committee.  Open tryouts are typically held annually in conjunction with the established bouting season for the league; however, Houston Roller Derby may schedule official “open tryouts" as necessary to fulfill league requirements.  A skater interesting in transferring should check the HRD website for information on  upcoming scheduled “open tryouts.”  If transferring between scheduled tryouts, the transferring skater is encouraged to attend Houston Roller Derby Recreational League or seek an expedited tryout with HRD through following the procedures set forth below.  

Policy for Expedited Tryout for HRD: A skater who transfers from another league (including a non-WFTDA affiliated league) may apply for an “expedited tryout” for HRD membership provided she meets all of the following five requirements:  

⋆ Must have played at least one (1) year with her former league;

⋆ Receive letter of recommendation from captain, coach or BoD member of prior league attesting both attitude and skill level;

⋆ Pass the WFTDA skills assessment test;

⋆ Completes the required transferring skater paperwork; and

⋆ Obtain unanimous approval of HRD coaches and captains.

If the above criteria are met, the “expedited tryout” will be scheduled at the convenience of the training committee and the transferring skater. (Certain times of year may be closed.)  A transferring skater who successfully passes the expedited tryout will be expected to satisfy thirty (30) day probationary period prior to being drafted to a home team on HRD.  The probationary period may be modified at the discretion of the training committee depending on the needs of the home teams and training committee schedule.  Skaters not satisfying the requirements for an expedited tryout will be encouraged to tryout at the next open tryout.

⋆ Email info@houstonrollerderby.org to get started!

Policy for Expedited Houston All-Stars Tryout:  A skater who transfers from another WFTDA league is eligible for an “expedited tryout” for the Houston All-Star Team provided she satisfies all of the requirements for an “expedited tryout for HRD” stated above and meets the following additional three requirements:

⋆ Must have played at least one (1) year with her former league;

⋆ Played at least six (6) months with the WFTDA-chartered team in her former league; and

⋆ Unanimous approval of Houston All-Star Team captains.

The “expedited tryout” will be scheduled at the convenience of the training committee and the transferring skater.  Placement on the chartered roster for Houston All-Star Team is subject to the discretion of the Houston All-Star Team captains and availability on the chartered roster based on the policies set by WFTDA.

⋆ Email info@houstonrollerderby.org to get started!