Aloha City Rollers did not have try outs we held try ons. Roller derby is hard work. It requires dedication to attending multiple weekly practices. Roller derby is physically and mentally challenging and is not for everyone. Aloha City Rollers had skates and safety gear for prospective fresh meat. They could bring a mouth guard or buy one at the try on.
Prospects were not required to have any prior roller skating or roller derby experience. League members showed up to try ons to meet the prospects and help get them up and skating. ACR did require prospects to have a positive attitude, willingness to learn, and ability to work as a team. Many prospects didn’t realize the expense involved in gear, uniforms, travel, and derby clothing etc that comes along with the roller derby lifestyle. Many, many, many people came to try ons but not many made the commitment to follow through with training until they could play in games and scrimmages. Becoming a referee or NSO is another great way to support your local roller derby league if you do not have the time or want to put in the effort to train to play roller derby. Aloha City Rollers acquired amazing support league members from people who considered playing roller derby.