October 27, 2011
WFTDA's Apprentice Membership Program accepted 13 new leagues in October 2011. There are now 76 women’s flat track roller derby leagues now enjoying the benefits of WFTDA Apprenticeship.
WFTDA continues to build its worldwide reach as it welcomes the latest class of apprentice members from across the globe, including the first leagues in Japan and New Zealand, as well as two additional European leagues.
Designed to act as a WFTDA 101 tutorial, the Apprentice Program matches new leagues with an established WFTDA mentor, who guides her apprentice through WFTDA processes and requirements, and offers advice about league-specific issues. The curriculum can include everything from league formation to how to become ranked and qualify for WFTDA-sponsored tournaments. Upon completion of the program, apprentice leagues will have the knowledge and league recommendations to apply for full WFTDA membership. New apprentice leagues are accepted quarterly.
Due to a communication error, an earlier version of this post included the Soy City Rollers. Soy City withdrew their Apprentice application and are not enrolled in the WFTDA Apprentice Program.
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