Lone Star Chaos Junior Roller Derby


Who We Are

Lone Star Chaos is a competitive, coed junior roller derby team in The Woodlands, Texas. Started in March 2016, "Chaos" consists of boys and girls ages 7-17 with a variety of skating levels.   

MISSION
Lone Star Chaos is dedicated to advancing the sport of roller derby through faith, fun, and friendship. We promote athleticism and sportsmanship and strive to develop respect, accountability, dedication, confidence. and resilience - both on and off the track.
  
Select the photo to be directed to Wikipedia for more information about the sport of Roller Derby.

AGE REQUIREMENTS

Lone Star Chaos is open to boys and girls ages 7-17. High School Seniors turning 18 during Senior year may continue skating with their current junior league until September 15th of that year. At that time skaters may transfer to an adult league.

​Select the JRDA logo to be directed to their website for more information about Junior Roller Derby.
SKILL LEVELS

Prior skating skills are not required! Our coaches will teach you everything you need to know. Roller Derby requires a special set of skills unique to the sport. We encourage our new skaters to hit the rink as often as possible to gain confidence on skates. Many of the skills required in roller derby are learned entirely through repetition and tenacity. We will teach you all you need to know as long as you have the willingness to learn and work hard.
  
Beginning Skaters
Beginning skaters are learning to skate and practicing basic stance through skating, stopping, and falling. Beginners do not play derby, rather they focus on learning basic skating skills.

Skill Level I (L1)
Level I skaters are becoming masters on their skates, learning basic game play and teamwork, and beginning to bout positionally. They are beginning to learn rules and strategies.

Skill Level II (L2)
Level II skaters are playing using pushing contact only. They are also learning advanced teamwork, rules and regulations, and strategic play; practices emphasize fluidity of motion and building skeletal muscular strength and endurance. Typically, skaters are age 9 or above when they are able to meet Level II requirements, but there is no set age requirement.

Skill Level III (L3)
Level III skaters are demonstrating full competency on skates and with the rules. Level III skaters practice, scrimmage, and bout using full-contact rules and are expected to help teach lower-level skaters and to be ambassadors for the league. 
  
SAFETY

Junior Roller Derby is a full contact sport and per JRDA (Junior Roller Derby Association) every skater must wear full protective gear. The safety of our skaters is priority and the use of full safety gear is required and strictly enforced at all times.
 
SAFETY GEAR & EQUIPMENT
Skaters will not be permitted to skate during any practice without full gear. Required gear includes:

  • Helmet (no bicycle helmets)
  • Elbow Pads
  • Knee Pads
  • Wrist Guards
  • Mouthguard
  • Quad Roller Skates (with toe stops)

If you do not have safety gear or skates, contact us for the use of our loaner gear. You may borrow equipment with the exception of a mouthguard. A mouthguard may be purchased at the rink or local skate shop. We recommend a thin mouthguard like the Sisu brand. Loaner gear is limited.
  
Quality, derby-specific, speed skates are the most important piece of equipment a skater needs. While any quad skates will suffice for beginner skaters, non-derby skates will hinder progress. Ideally, advanced skaters want the ability to change wheels, toe stops, plates, and trucks to better suit skating style, as well as, skating surface.
 
Beginner helmet, pads and mouth guards can be purchased at the rink or local skate shop, however you will likely find as your skater’s skills improve, he/she will grow out of his/her gear and a higher quality, derby specific gear will be desired.