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Roller Derby Summer Boot Camp 2017

Looking for a new fitness routine? Want to learn how to skate? MBDD will be hosting it’s 8 week spring derby boot camp starting on May 2nd. This program is everyone ages 18 and up, all skill levels welcome! We’ll teach you everything you need to know about the basics of derby style skating as well as off skates training. If you want to learn how to skate, get an awesome workout and have a lot of fun with a great group of people email us: mbddbootcamp@gmail.com to sign up today. We can’t wait to roll with you!

WHEN? May 2nd – June 22nd; Tuesdays & Thursdays 8pm – 10pm

WHERE? Monterey County Fairgrounds; 2004 Fairgrounds  Rd, Monterey, CA

COST? $100 PER PERSON

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Roller Derby Boot Camp Spring 2017

Looking for a new fitness routine? Want to learn how to skate? MBDD will be hosting it’s 8 week spring derby boot camp starting on February 21st. This program is everyone ages 18 and up, all skill levels welcome! We’ll teach you everything you need to know about the basics of derby style skating as well as off skates training. If you want to learn how to skate, get an awesome workout and have a lot of fun with a great group of people email us: mbddbootcamp@gmail.com to sign up today. We can’t wait to roll with you!

WHEN? February 21st – April 13th; Tuesdays & Thursdays 8pm – 10pm

WHERE? Monterey County Fairgrounds; 2004 Fairgrounds  Rd, Monterey, CA

COST? $100 PER PERSON

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Paint Night With the Dames!

Paint Night with the Monterey Bay Derby Dames

Join MBDD for our first ever Paint Night fundraiser! Create an original painting with interactive instructions from MBDD’s Andy Wardoll. No artistic experience necessary and all supplies provided. Come out, have some fun and help us raise funds to purchase new uniforms!

WHEN? Friday, November 4th at 6:30pm
WHERE? Oh! Baby 335 Monterey Street, Salinas
COST? $25 Per Person

More Information:

Visit our Facebook Event to let your friends know you are attending!

Reserve Your Spot!

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Roller Derby Bootcamp Fall 2016

Looking for a new fitness routine? Wanna learn how to skate? MBDD will be hosting it’s 8 week fall derby bootcamp starting on September 27th. This program is for women and men ages 18 and up, all skill levels welcome! We’ll teach you everything you need to know about the basics of derby style skating as well as off skates training. If you want to learn how to skate, get an awesome workout and have a lot of fun with a great group of people, email us: mbddbootcamp@gmail.com for more information.

Bootcamp begins September 27th and rolls until November 17th, meeting twice per week. Contact us for a full schedule and complete information packet.
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We can’t wait to roll with you!

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Roller Derby Bootcamp January 2016

Back by popular demand, it’s the MBDD January 2016 Bootcamp! Whether you want to get into better shape the roller derby way, develop your skating skills so you can join the league, or just come out and have some fun on skates, bootcamp is for you! Come on out and learn about derby and get some exercise both off and on skates, coached by MBDD roller derby skaters and officials!

Bootcamp assessment is January 12th and the camp itself starts January 19th. We train Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 8-10pm at the Monterey County Fairgrounds. The cost is only $100 for eight weeks!

For more information please mail mbddbootcamp@gmail.com
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MBDD vs. Sintral Valley 3/14/15

Monterey Bay Derby Dames’ season opened with a win against the Sintral Valley Derby Girls from Turlock, Ca.

Sintral Valley dominated the first few jams with a strong offense off the jam line. Sintral skater, Van Caylen (1984), called the strategy “3 and 1”— three blockers on defense and one on offense.

Sintral used the offensive blocker to open a lane for their jammer on the outside line while pinning the rest of Monterey’s blockers’ back with their own defensive blockers.

“We really started playing well as a team,” said five year veteran skater Van Caylen (1984). “We worked on rebuilding our walls once broken and getting back together.”

Quick to change the tides, Monterey sent their blockers up to the pivot line at the jam start to counter Sintral’s “3 and 1” technique. Monterey pulled ahead by the half time with a score of 75 – 61.

The second half saw Monterey take the lead jammer position, snag some points, and call off the jam— strategically inching ahead. As a result the point differential widened and Monterey took a strong lead.

The final jam contained an interesting scenario: no lead jammer. Sintral’s would-be-lead jammer Jen-O-Side (422) received a “No Pass No Penalty” call from the refs meaning she was hit out of bounds, but the blocker who hit her out of bounds went down.

Sintral’s jammer then came back in front of the blockers, making her ineligible for lead jammer. Coincidentally enough the Monterey jammer also committed a “No Pass No Penalty” and could not obtain lead. Since there was no lead jammer to call off the jam, the skaters fought for a full two minutes ending with a final score of 174 – 113.

“We fought for every point and maintained our cool,” Monterey team co-captain and game MVP Bad Zombie (1054) said.

The Monterey Bay Derby Dames will play Central California Area Derby on April 25.

by Jezebelle Z. BuB

photos by Bob Ghastin

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PI Day Bout BOGO

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March 14: Season Opener

Featured at our opening bout this season is a pie-eating contest, courtesy of Lafayette Bakery. Located in The Barnyard in Carmel, this bakery and cafe offers authentic, artisan breads and hand-crafted pastries.

If you want to be a pie-eating contender, sign up at the concession stand once you arrive. Need some advice on how to win?  Give this video a try.

Calling all restaurant workers!

Do you sling hash for living? Pour a ton of coffee for caffeine addicts? Is washing dishes your day job? Line up martinis for the business crowd? If you are a restaurant worker, we have got a BOGO deal for you for our March 14th bout so you can bring a friend for free. Show up at the door with your pay stub, apron, name tag–anything that indicates you work at a restaurant, and you and a friend get in for only $15. This is at the door only.

Looking for some appetizers before you scarf down some pie? Cozy on up to our food truck: the Choke Coach. They will be serving up their famous french fried artichokes, plus the offer steamed artichokes, fried artichoke wrap, lumpia with artichokes inside, and more!

 

 

 

 

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Junior Roller Derby Team Receives Grant

1016080_536246086435444_1327128855_nThe Monterey Peninsula Foundation Youth Fund has ponied up some cash for our Junior Roller Derby Team, the Dread Ponies, and we are thankful! This $6,000 award from the Monterey Peninsula Foundation’s Youth Fund will help our juniors get some new gear, supplies and training for some awesome practices and competitions heading their way. Thanks again, Monterey Peninsula Foundation for supporting some incredible girls live the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association motto of being: Real. Strong. Athletic. Revolutionary. 

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Fresh Meat Recruitment News

You know you want it! Our next session of Fresh Meat will train you in everything you need to know to be an amazing skater!

Info Sessions: Meet & Greet

Bring your questions, as our Fresh Meat Coaches are ready to answer them.

  • WhereWater City Skate in Marina
  • When: Sunday, August 10th from 9 – 11am & 5:30 – 6:30pm [you only need to attend one session]

During these meetings, you will learn about

Paperwork

All Fresh Meat paperwork must be submitted by August 15th. We are working on making this session paperless, so stay tuned. Need more info? Fill out our form and our recruiting team will get back to you!

 

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