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JUNIOR DERBY PROGRAMS

Currently we are hosting a fall program at Cape Cod Community College in Barnstable, MA. If you are interested there are registration materials below (just select the link). You must bring registration and payment to the first session.  Also please RSVP on our google form. We also accept payment through PayPal - sk8teforkids@gmail.com 

 

GEAR INFORMATION

Quad Skates (4 wheels - no inlines) – You can start with any proper fitting quad skate, however, purchasing a solid pair of skates will be your first major step.  Eventually you may want to upgrade. Riedellmakes several levels of a boots that accommodate many skill levels.  There are may manufacturers to choose from, most skate shop and online vendors offer packages which include the boot plate, wheels andbearings. We can provide a discount to you through the most local shop Bruised Boutique in New Hampshire.  


Helmet - A proper fitting helmet is arguably the most important piece of safety gear you will invest in. There are two kinds of helmets to choose from; a hard foam lined single impact PSC rated up to 30mph helmet that should be replaced after one hard impact, bicyclists typically wear this type of helmet. The second choice is a multi impact, or skateboard helmet which is lined with a softer foam and is not rated or certified, this type of helmet would not need to be replaced as often however the foam liner breaks down over time and will need to be replaced periodically. Your helmet should fit snug. There are many brands to choose from consult your league experts


Knee Pads - Your knees are important, young bodies are still growing and their knee’s need attention. Make sure that the knee pad fits tight enough so that it will not slide off. Knee pads will compress over time and wear out, you should inspect them regularly for cracks, rips, and exposed rivets. Some good name brands are Pro-Tec,Rector,187,TSG, and TripleEight. You can plan on spending $35 to $85 on knee pads.


Elbow Pads - Elbow pads should fit snuggly just like knee pads. You should treat your elbow pads just as you would knee pads, inspection, care and maintenance are essential for long lasting protection.


Wrist Guards - Wrist guards are designed to protect your hands and wrist, they absorb impacts to the hand and give support to your wrists. Some guards have splints on the top or bottom and some have splints on both sides. Like all protective gear your wrist guards need to be sized correctly for optimum support, keep in mind that you will replacing the wrist guards often so inspect frequently.


Mouth Guards - Mouth guards protect against concussions, the inside of your mouth, and teeth. There are a couple of different styles to choose from, most skaters use the boil and mold (Football) mouth guards, you may have a custom one made by a dentist or buy a non molding type typically used by people with braces, this style comes in two options...protection on the top teeth or top and bottom. Night guards are not acceptable.