We’ve had a lot of questions about scheduling, and we have been working super hard to get everything ready – and we are excited to say that we should have a full schedule out with you all by next week!
In the meantime, we know people are keen to hear a bit more about what the weekend will look like, and a week is a long time to wait.. so, here is a huge load of information about what UKROC will look like.
We kick things off on SATURDAY 6 FEBRUARY with registration from 8:30 – 9:30am. This is where everyone will come and get their programme, schedule, goodie bag, and pass for the weekend, and start chatting to each other before the classes begin!
CLASSROOM SESSIONS will run from 9:30am – 4:30pm, and you can choose from the following off skates delights…
Princess Die (ARRG) ‘Media Madness – DIY tips for the best freebie Marketing!’
Juke Boxx – ‘Coaching: Building Drills, Breaking down manoeuvres’
Kitty Decapitate & Juke Boxx – ‘Logistics, Culture & Roller Skates’
Kitty Decapitate – ‘League and Team Values’
Ballistic Whistle – ‘Bench Coaching Tips’
Ballistic Whistle & Juke Boxx – ‘Game Day and Tournament Prep’
Exciting speaker to be announced – ‘Getting the most out of your training’
Exciting speaker to be announced – ‘Training Structures QA’’
We will bring more news of our officials related sessions soon but here is a taster of what to expect on Saturday. Back by popular demand, we’re bringing you sessions led by Rocky Horror Ho, and Meg Le Maniac alongside other officiating focused speakers to be announced! These guys will start with some great sessions:
‘’Leagues and officials. How to get the most from each other?.’
‘Growing as an official: Enhancing your personal development’
‘UK Officiating – where are we now?’
‘UK Officiating – where do we want to go?’
We also have a couple more exciting speaker announcements for Saturday to come! Some additional sessions to explore FIRS & Roller Derby, National Teams and wider issues that we can all influence. Watch this space for more announcements in the next couple of weeks.
ON SKATES SESSIONS for skaters will run from 9:30am – 12:30pm at the Thunderdome. Transport will be provided from the University to the Thunderdome, so you’ll be taken straight there after registration, and the buses will bring you back in time for the afternoon classes. Some of the classes will be:
Ballistic Whistle – ‘Explorative Training’
Exciting speaker to be announced – ‘Training Tips’
AND THEN…. SATURDAY NIGHT FUN!! We have a 3 hour scrimmage that everyone is invited to come and skate in! This will be at the Thunderdome, and again, there will be transport provided. After the scrimming is done, everyone who is staying will be transported to the Hotel where we will begin the facilitated networking. This is just informal, relaxed chatting in a group setting, with UKRDA directors and guest speakers available for chats and drinks!
The next morning, SUNDAY 7TH FEBRUARY, we’ll be up bright and early – everyone will enjoy a lovely breakfast whilst we welcome the day delegates, who will report for registration from 8:30 – 9:30am.
CLASSROOM SESSIONS will run from 9:30am – 4:30pm, and you will have a chance to take part in some facilitated sessions so you get to discuss your most pressing issues! DIY derby at its best! Sessions like:
‘WFTDA Leagues closed session – face to face’
‘League to League – from 0 – 2 years old’
‘League to League – from 2 – 5 years old’
‘League to League – 5+ years old’
‘Governing Bodies, National Teams’
‘Officiating – Face to Face Discussion’
And, on top of all the facilitated sessions, we also have even more speaker led sessions from the experts…
Hannibal Lecturer – ‘Hey, who moved my wheels?’ Managing change in derby teams
Hannibal Lecturer – ‘Conflict / Change Surgery’
Freya Gosnold – ‘TGI Awareness – 101’
Freya Gosnold – ‘TGI awareness QA/Discussion’
Cleo Fracture – ‘Owning your own Venue’
Exciting speaker to be confirmed – ‘Event Management’
In addition we’ll have the UKRDA AGM on Sunday afternoon for those who want to attend.
ON SKATES SESSIONS will run from 9:30am – 12:30pm at the Thunderdome…and will be for the refs!
‘Reffing Footwork for Game Day Survival’
Another secret session – yet to be announced!
The conference will wrap up at around 4:30pm on Sunday just enough time for everyone to head home for tea. We know everyone will be exhausted by that stage, so there’s no nonsense at the end of the conference – just a big group goodbye and everyone will be on their way home!
It’s going to be a really amazing weekend, with so much to learn, so many people to meet and so much time on and off skates, we just can’t wait. Get your tickets here, and we will see you there!