EROC 2019: 30 seconds!

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Bear City Roller Derby is pleased to announce the beginning of the ticket sale for the 2019 edition of The European Roller Derby Organizational Conference (EROC)!

Where: Berlin
When: January 31st (Thursday) until February 3rd (Sunday) 2019
What: Workshops on Thursday 31st & Friday 1st — Sessions on Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd

MORE IS MORE!
This year’s EROC is one day longer! That means more time, more sessions, more workshops, more sharing, meeting, networking and brainstorming, and more skating!

HIGHLIGHTED FOCUS: INCLUSIVITY.
We will approach a broad range of topics — covering every aspect of our community as usual — with special attention paid to how to make every single one of them inclusive.

Workshops and sessions will also be longer, so we will have more time to exchange ideas. We will also be including a Q&A at the end of every session to get the most out of each one.

EROC 2019 is 8 workshops and 20 sessions on…

    • Inclusive practices and accessibility
    • Whipping your finances into inclusive shape
    • Inclusive officiating behaviour and mindset
    • Low level harassment, aggression, consent, bystanders behaviour
    • Officiating crew selection process. Sexism and discrimination
    • Junior derby
    • Open divisions and all-gender roller derby
    • Coaching qualification
    • Organisations psychology and sports psychology
    • Longevity and building on experience
    • Long lasting officiating
    • Bout preparation: statistics and data analysis

 
…to name a few.

NOT ENOUGH? THERE’S MORE

  • Round table: NGBs / National Teams and Governing Bodies
  • The first WFTDA European Continental Cup feedback experience and better practises by the Blitz Dames, Birmingham
  • Encounter with Skateistan: Best practices exchange on girls’ empowerment

…AND MORE

  • A League Fair: A space where leagues can present themselves and their merchandising during the weekend! Start by renting a stand (ask us!) where attendees can meet and greet your league.
  • On Saturday we will host the EROC ALL STARS SCRIMMAGE for anybody who wants to meet on track! (sign up here!)
  • On Sunday you can participate in Chicks in Bowls beginners’ sessions to learn how to approach bowls and take on the skate park! (sign up here!)
  • And of course there will be get-together parties! Casual drinks on Thursday and serious dancing on Saturday!

…AND WE’RE NOT DONE!
EROC is happy to host a 2-day WFTDA Officiating Clinic on Saturday & Sunday, with sessions open for EROC attendees.

Are you convinced? The Super Early Bird Sale starts NOW and runs until December 31st

We also propose Soliprice tickets to those who need it. Tell us why inclusion is important to you and how you are going to bring these ideas back to your league and we will list you for a Soliprice ticket offered by BCRD!

EROC 2019 attendees: 5 seconds!

Beginner & Intermediates Bootcamp with the Bears

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Bear City’s A Team, the WFTDA 20, reached their incredible goal this year – qualifying for the WFTDA D1 Playoffs! We don’t want to deprive you of the accumulated knowledge of five playoffs in a row!

To bring this knowledge to you, we’re offering a Bootcamp for Beginners and Intermediates on the weekend of the 17th and 18th of November! All skaters (female and non-binary) with or without their MST are welcome!

This is what you’ll get
We will offer parallel sessions, which are tailored to your skill level, regardless if you’ve passed your MST.

On both days, there are on-skates sessions and off-skates seminars with lots of exercises and tips and tricks. On-skates, you will discover new jamming, blocking and packwork strategies. Off-track seminars include: Basic Rules Knowledge, Basic Strategies and Fitness & Stretching for Derby. We will also offer a beginners seminar to help you prepare for the MST.

Finally, there is a scrimmage, White Witches vs. Black Banshees, where our skaters who already have their MST can apply their newly learned techniques and strategies. For those without an MST yet, there are two options: You can watch and ask our bouttenders any questions about specific situations, rules, and strategies, or you can try out a NSO position together with our experience NSOs – because we all know, without our beloved Officials our sport would not be possible!

A link to the detailed timetable will be sent to you after registration and payment. Sessions will run from approximately 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM on Saturday, November 17, and from approximately 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM on Sunday, November 18. The seminars and sessions are held in English, but we can provide additional details in German, when needed.

Coaches
Don’t miss the chance to be on track with our A Team! Learn from: 030 Jane van Pain • 05 Vanda Void • 1 The Lexecutioner • 105 Furrocious • 109 Emmazon • 112 Polly Trauma • 114 Fridi Mercury • 159 Dyke Fight • 166 Sabi Smackdown • 180 Miss Zoffi • 190 Peanut Butter Panic • 2 Master Blaster • 23 Sixxi Blitz • 247 Catherine Beat-Her Bonez • 25 Mia Missile • 42 Lizzy Slaughter • 53 Rookie Horror • 666 Hannah Satana • 730 Toughie Summers • Bench Team: Daniel • anna • Kata Pulta

Participation Fee & Orga Stuff
PARTICIPATION FEE: €90.00 EUR. Due within 14 days after receiving the registration confirmation.
Are you thinking about a league trip with 10 or more people? Sweet, just contact bootcamps@bearcityrollerderby.com PRIOR TO YOUR REGISTRATION and you’ll receive a special price!

PAYMENT: You will find the payment details in the registration confirmation email, along with an invoice and other useful information. Your spot is SECURED only once you pay the full participation fee!

CANCELLATION: Everything can always happen. If you cancel before 28.10., you’ll receive a full refund of your participation fee. If you cancel after 28.10., but before 10.11., a 50% cancellation fee will be paid. If you cancel after 10.11., we cannot offer you a refund for the fee. We are very happy to help you to swap your spot inside your league or with other last minute participants. Please email us with the new participant’s information in order to avoid delays on Bootcamp day.

Registration
Please use this form to register.

Questions?
Of course! Feel free to contact bootcamps@bearcityrollerderby.com

PS: Join the Facebook event to find other people who are coming, to set up a road trip together, or to share a hostel room!

EROC 2019

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SAVE THE DATE FOR EROC 31 JAN – 3 FEB 2019

WHAT IS EROC?

The European Roller Derby Organizational Conference (EROC) was started in 2009 to give European roller derby leagues an opportunity to come together, work through the issues that affect them most and share vision, intentions and knowledge. Since its founding, EROC has continued to grow and innovate as an organization. EROC 2019 will follow through in its mission of shaping together European Roller Derby.

WAIT… WHAT WAS ROLLER DERBY AGAIN?

Roller derby is a sport where the support comes from the skater, for the skater, by the skater. As the global systems develop, we believe that it is critical that every member of the Derby community has the opportunity to be informed about the elements at play, ask questions, bring their vision foreword. EROC offers this important platform to the entire European Roller Derby community.

THAT SOUNDS GREAT. TELL ME ABOUT THE PAST EROC EVENTS.

The original goal of our exchange at EROC was to help leagues in shaping the evolution of their sport on the European continent and to represent the interests of their membership. In addition to facilitating discussion, the conference also provides an informational platform to assist leagues in their continuing individual, organizational and structural development. As a supplement to the WFTDA Annual Meeting, the EROC Conference provides an important platform for the European Contingent. In our role as representatives of European roller derby within the WFTDA, some of the key issues include the training and support of organizations within the WFTDA as well as establishing better understanding of our needs as an association.

Since its founding, there have been a number of recent milestones within EROC. In 2013 and 2014, the mandate was implemented to create national roller derby organizations within Europe. The years 2014 and 2015 were fruitful years in assisting the growth of national organizations in most European countries. Additionally, the national bodies were busy and are pleased with the product of their joint efforts: The European Roller Derby Association.

EROC 2016 introduced a number of changes in response to the previous years’ development and skater feedback. It expanded the workshop selection over the course of the conference and gave leagues and their representatives the opportunity to really dive into the material presented by workshop leaders, instead of just skimming over it. A further change seen at EROC 2016 was in the structure of the discussion sessions. The goal of EROC 2016 was to create real transparency and understanding for each league about who is doing what where in European and Global roller derby while, at the same time, providing real learning experiences for every level of league. EROC 2017 worked on developing even more new sessions and innovative workshops to inspire leagues and skaters alike.

We decided to take a pause for one year to give ourselves the time to reflect upon the cogent and actual necessities, topics and issues of European Roller Derby now and to organize an always more inclusive conference.

WE NEED YOUR OPINION!

As always in Roller Derby, EROC is a tool and it will only function well if it can be utilized – by you! It’s your event and it should have the best agenda you could imagine. To be able to weave in your ideas and thoughts, we would like to ask you to fill out this survey . It doesn’t matter whether or not you participated in the previous editions of EROC, or whether you’re thinking about joining us in 2019, every feedback is important for us. It won’t take long and it would be really helpful to us!! Please fill it out to help make EROC an event that is by Skaters for Skaters.

Save the date +++ EROC 2019 +++ 31/01-03/02/2019 +++ You don’t want to miss it!

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