Riptide Rollers is a nonprofit junior flat track derby program. We are gender-inclusive for kids aged 8-18. Our mission is to nurture self-confidence in young people by developing teamwork and athletic ability while treasuring individuality within a culture of encouragement and service to others.
Safety is the #1 priority for all members of the Riptide Rollers. It is our responsibility to ensure that young skaters practice and compete in safe environments that include:
Riptide Rollers define good sportsmanship as the "golden rule" of sports or treating the people you play with and against as you would like to be treated yourself. A skater demonstrates good sportsmanship when they show respect for themselves, their teammates, opponents, coaches on both sides, referees, judges, and other officials.
It’s pretty simple. Everyone gets to play. Once a skater is on a team they will play regardless of the final outcome of the bout (unless a skater is removed from the lineup due to injury or poor behavior). Riptide Rollers goal is to help youth develop all-around skills that will prepare them for the future. We care about winning; we just care more about teaching.