Join Us

As one of the few organized full-contact sports for adults, roller derby naturally draws a lot of interest. We have lots of ways to get involved for everyone, whether you want to skate competitively, join a rec league or volunteer at our bouts!

Become a Skater or Official

bcscrimmageWhether you are looking to join one of our teams, officiate or just play at a recreational level, we have a program for you!

Satellites – Recreational Roller Derby

Satellites is NSRD’s recreational roller derby league, which is separate from our competitive home teams or travel teams. This program provides an opportunity to learn and play roller derby without the time commitment or skill level required to play at a competitive level. The overall goal is to provide a safe place to learn, skate, and have fun for roller derby skaters and of all skill levels. Whether you’re a retired speed skater or have never laced up skates, Satellites has a place for you!

Learn more about Satellites >

Recruiting Clinics and Tryouts

Interested in becoming a competitive skater on one of our home teams or an official? At the close of each home team season in the spring, NSRD hosts recruiting clinics, which are open to skaters of all skill levels. This is a place to learn the basics or brush up on your skills before tryouts. Each year in late spring or early summer, NSRD holds tryouts for people interested in becoming a competitive skater on a home team, or anyone interested in becoming a skating official.

Learn more about recruiting clinics and tryouts >


Other Ways to Get Involved:

Non-Skating Officials

Not sure if you want to be a skater but still want in on the action? We are always looking for non-skating officials (NSOs) to help run the show! Everything from jam timing to lineup tracking is done by our fabulous NSO staff. If you are interested in joining the officiating crew in a non-skating capacity, please email


If you are interested in helping more behind the scenes, we can find a place for you too! We need volunteers to help with set up, ticketing, security, and many other aspects of our full production bouts. Just e-mail, and we’ll let you know what kind of help we’re looking for.


Visiting or Moving to Minneapolis?


North Star Roller Derby accepts visitors to our practices in North East Minneapolis. Practices are held on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. We love skating with people from other leagues, and you’re welcome to join us!

For our league practices, you must have passed the WFTDA minimum skills requirements and be in good standing with your league. Please contact to request more information and specific times for when you’ll be in town.

Transfer to North Star Roller Derby

The transfer process begins when you contact You will be assigned a liaison to help you through the process. We do ask for at least two letters of recommendation, one of which must be from a former captain, board member or coach.