Machete Betties Rec League
Rec League is a place for women to play roller derby without having to make the commitments required to be a home team skater. It offers women a fun, safe, opportunity to express and build their athletic abilities.
Houston Roller Derby’s Recreational League (also referred to as “Rec League”) is an athletic and social organization formed to give all women the opportunity to learn and play flat track roller derby. Rec League is a place for women to play roller derby without having to make the commitments required to be a home team skater. It offers women a fun, safe, opportunity to express and build their athletic abilities.
Our members vary in age and athletic ability. Women attend Rec League for different reasons. Many women attend to learn the skills in preparation for future HRD home team skater tryouts, and others just for a great workout.
All skaters must be 18 years or older.
Like any sport, there is gear that you will need in order to participate in roller derby safely. There are a lot of brands and styles to choose from so ask around and try on other people’s gear to see what size you need. We do have gear that can be borrowed until you are able to purchase your own. Skates can be rented for $3.
Unless you have a rich uncle footing the bill, shop around for prices. Some vendors have discounted package deals for new skaters if you buy everything at once. This can be a good deal, but check each of the elements in the package because sometimes substitutions aren’t allowed.
Beginner Boot Camp (L1)
Intermediate Group (L2)
Advanced Group (L3)
Light Session- L2 & L3 only
If you are capable of meeting previously established Rec League minimum L2 or L3 level skills, you may request to test out of the remainder of the Beginner (L1) session via a physical demonstration of skills and assessment by a trainer. You would then pay the difference in price for sessions and join into an ongoing L2/L3 session. However, you must attend and complete day one of a Beginner (L1) session before requesting to test out. A test out cannot be conducted until week 2 of a Beginner (L1) session
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Code of Conduct:
All Rec League skaters are expected to follow our Code of Conduct. All participants will sign a document stating they will:
Rec League does not provide childcare. If a parent is unable to get childcare, they may bring their child to practice. Children have to be old enough to be able to sit in the stands outside the glass rink. For safety purposes, children are not allowed on the rink or in the skater gear area.