JRDA's Junior Roller Derby World Cup
31. December 2014 06:12
The Junior Roller Derby Association announced this year that it would provide young skaters a chance to compete for their country by offering a Junior Roller Derby World Cup in the Seattle, WA area July 8-9, 2015.
In order to determine team selection for each country, the JRDA published its recommended tryout process for each country's organizers to use for evaluating these young athletes. The intent of this publication was to allow each country to develop their athletes similarly to make for a better show of athletic abilities and hopefully mitigate the large point spreads seen in adult international tournaments.
JRDA's Explanation of Testing ProtocolIn
order for a metric to be successful it must be relevant, accepted,
repeatable, accessible, and unbiased. With this in mind, the testing
performed at the various Combines, brought to you by the JRDA, using
means and equipment that removes the majority of tester bias and allows
the athlete to supply data that is truly their own. It is important to
understand that some scores may not be what you as an athlete, parent or
coach have been accustomed to seeing or be exactly the same as previous
scores in other environments. This explanation will allow those
viewing the data to have greater understanding of the testing protocol.
- Positional Blocking
- Coach's Impressions regarding teamwork, sportsmanship, and decision-making
word essay describing their own assessment of personal skill and what
they might contribute to the team, as well as areas they would like to
Each country developing competitive junior roller derby programs was
invited to bring 2 co-ed or co-ed friendly teams (if they had the capacity) to this
international tournament. While we understand that co-ed play is not for everyone, there will be plenty of opportunities for these young athletes to compete at every level throughout their derby careers as both juniors and adults.
For its inaugural year, the JRDA's Junior Roller Derby World Cup will consist of six teams:
Team USA East
Team USA West
As we reflect on the previous year, we also look forward to a bright future and an assortment of opportunities for these young athletes to compete!