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This is a primarily "off-skate" course including live lectures and video demonstrations - you do not need to be able to rollerskate in your home in order to participate.

 

Share your Passion for Rollerskating

Get Certified from Home. Teach Skaters from Anywhere.

The Rolla ™ Certified Instructor Course

A self-paced virtual learning experience for rebels who want to make a difference

  • The Rolla Method

    Create an encouraging, FUN atmosphere to teach adult rollerskaters. Empower them to find their strength, their confidence, and their community. Understand the history and culture of rollerskating and our place in it.

  • Coaching Essentials

    Teach adult beginners how to get rolling safely. Identify and correct common mistakes quickly so your students can be super successful. Handle common classroom challenges like a pro!

  • The Nitty Gritty

    Learn how to lead Rolla Skate Club's three core classes: Intro to Rollerskating, Rolla All Levels, and Rolla Workout so you can lead and challenge all your skaters.

Become a Rolla™ Certified Instructor

How We Help You Get There

When you complete the two-day live virtual course, you'll have learned a TONNE. 

We cap off the course with an online test to make sure you've understood and can apply the material.

It takes more than just multiple choice success to be a Rolla™ Certified Instructor, though! It takes skill and practice. To make sure you've nailed it, and are ready to represent us out in the world, you'll submit a video of you skating, and coaching certain sections as your practical exam.

With a passing grade on the written and practical video exam, you'll earn the privilege of using the "Rolla™ Certified Instructor" designation! Put it on your Insta, your business cards, Sharpie it on your cat -- shout it out!!

On the other hand, if you simply want to learn without receiving the "Rolla™ Certified Instructor" designation, you can opt out of of the exams.

You can walk away and apply all our knowledge bombs to whatever hobbies, teaching opportunities, leadership roles, and anything else you like! 

**NOTE: only Certified Instructors are eligible to apply to become a Rolla™ Skate Club affiliate and start a Club in your own community!

Is This Program Right For You?

We want you to be as successful in your side hustle as you are on eight wheels.

  • You are...

    Confident on your rollerskates: forwards, backwards, stopping, transitions, and a few derby, street, or dance skills. You don't need to be a pro skater (YET!) to get a lot out of this course!

  • You have...

    An interest in leading and teaching others. No prior coaching experience is needed, just the desire to share your personality and your love of rollerskating.

  • You want...

    The skills to confidently lead others in their rollerskating journey - and *maybe* even to become a Rolla Skate Club Affiliate and start your own skate school in your community!

What Our Graduates Say

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Fantastic!

Amy Guinan-Browne

This program was everything I wanted it to be. Fantastic instruction like no other, and a relaxed learning environment makes it easy to understand.

This program was everything I wanted it to be. Fantastic instruction like no other, and a relaxed learning environment makes it easy to understand.

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Amazing Opportunity

Julia Rantz

Lulu and Booty have created such an amazing community in Rolla Skate Club. They put together a great curriculum to help skaters anywhere teach the basics bas...

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Lulu and Booty have created such an amazing community in Rolla Skate Club. They put together a great curriculum to help skaters anywhere teach the basics based of their years of experience in roller skating. They have created a positive learning environment and each day was so fun! I highly recommend this training whether you are a trainer or skater in whatever type of roller skating you do.

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Out of my comfort Zone

Mariana Menendez

I consider myself an intermediate skater, I have played Roller Derby and Now I skate for the love of it. I always have other skaters asked me to teach them h...

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I consider myself an intermediate skater, I have played Roller Derby and Now I skate for the love of it. I always have other skaters asked me to teach them how to skate but my confidence on teaching was not very strong. Taking this Certified Instructor Training course had teach me so much and give me that confidence that I needed to teach and coach , I didn't even need to have any previous coaching experience which made it easy for me to go for it! Coaches Lulu and Booty have such an extensive experience on teaching (and skating) that made it so easy and much less overwhelming for me, completely taking me out of my confort zone. The course had easy to follow hand outs (pdf and printables) Videos of the Rolla skate classes they offer, examples of what, who and how to teach different individuals at all the different levels! The most important part of it its made by woman for woman to empower and to create strong leaders with long term life skills. I was a little scared to take this course but I learn a lot not only in the course but also about myself and this is something worth doing weather its is for a business pursue or for only teaching your best pals. It's definitely a win win situation! So go for it!

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Set for success!

Teresa Hiebert

I wasn’t sure if I was ready to take this step yet but I am SO glad I decided to just go for it. From the moment we got started, meeting all these other pass...

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I wasn’t sure if I was ready to take this step yet but I am SO glad I decided to just go for it. From the moment we got started, meeting all these other passionate, creative, dedicated skaters participating in the course from all over the world was an absolute joy. I felt sure I’d come to the right place. Skaters that live to train, to build others up and spread happiness have a unique love language and it’s music to my ears. Through 2 days of marathon zooming, I was engaged, educated and excited. I came away with new insight, and a few challenges to focus on for myself. Gracious, professional, super fun facilitators Lulu and Booty put the abundant course content together in a way that was well organized and easy to follow in the handbook and they kept us well on track during live meeting. This team have clearly been using their quads of steel to do the tremendous amount of legwork necessary to progress to this stage in making big Rolla dreams a reality and I’m so very grateful for the opportunity to be a part of it.

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Engaging!

Adrienne Ewanchyna

Even though the course was an entire weekend, I always felt engaged and interested. Booty and Lulu are very encouraging, and I was excited to learn their tr...

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Even though the course was an entire weekend, I always felt engaged and interested. Booty and Lulu are very encouraging, and I was excited to learn their training style so I can take that back to my own league. I have some new techniques to brighten up our practices... can't wait!

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Your Course Leaders

30 years combined roller derby coaching + international competition, 23 years of business and community leadership

Coach, Co-Founder

Booty Quake (Carla)

Booty Quake started roller derby in 2007 and has been coaching and playing ever since! She now loves recreational rollerskating, learning rollerdance moves, and flailing around in skate parks. Before founding Rolla Skate Club, Booty built a global training community called Roller Derby Athletics, to help derby players around the world kick more ass.

Head Coach, Co-Founder

Luludemon (Lucy)

Coach Luludemon started rollerblading as a kid on the streets of her hometown London. She helped found Terminal City Rollergirls in 2006, and launched Pivotstar - alternative athletic apparel serving the roller derby community soon after! With Camp Pivotstar and Camp Elite, Lulu has coached top-level roller derby athletes and teams from Australia to Europe and beyond. Lulu loves everything about coaching skaters of all abilities, and making classes fun and enriching!

FAQ:

We answer your burning questions

  • When-Where-How does this happen?

    This is a learn-at-your-own-pace online course, featuring handouts, videos and worksheets, accessed right here on our Online Learning Zone.

    If you prefer our 2-day live virtual BOOT CAMP intensive program where you'll interact with other skaters and our Head Coaches, find our next Instructor Boot Camp Course on our Live Events page.

  • When is your next 2-Day BOOT CAMP?

    We also offer the Rolla Certified Instructor course in a 2-Day Live Virtual BOOT CAMP format over Zoom. Our next BOOT CAMP will be scheduled in Fall 2021 - details TBD.

  • How Much Time Should I Budget for this Course?

    The course contains about 5 hours of video content. You should plan on some extra time to read the added materials, and for practicing and applying what you've learned, before taking the written exam and completing the two Video exam components! Expect to budget about 12 hours to complete everything successfully.

  • How do the exams work?

    The written exam is multiple choice, completed online, once you've completed all the course materials. The video practical exam & skills demonstration must be submitted within 99 days of purchase. You do not need special video or editing skills for this! But you will need some helpers.

    Need special accommodation for the exams? Ask us!

  • I've only been rollerskating for X months - Should I take this course?

    Everyone learns and progresses differently, with different backgrounds in sport (or not!). We can't say how long you should be skating before you'll feel ready to teach others.

    If you feel very confident skating indoors and outdoors, forward and back, transitioning, and stopping, you'll have what it takes.

    Have you played roller derby? You'll be great!

    Do you have a figure skating past? You'll nail it.

  • Can I teach Rolla Skate Club classes after I graduate?

    We are currently developing our Affiliate program. This will allow Certified Instructors the opportunity to operate their own Rolla Skate Club operation in their town! Only licensed Affiliates are permitted to offer or advertise Rolla Skate Club classes or content.

    Certified Instructors are licensed to use the Rolla™ Certified Instructor badge and logo on their personal marketing materials, such as social media profiles and business cards, but may not offer or advertise to offer or provide "Rolla Skate Club" class content. Certified Instructors will be able to teach classes within an Affiliate.

  • My question isn't answered here!

    Need some more info? Please reach out to us at online @ rollaskateclub dot com

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome!

    • Welcome & Essential Info

    • Course Handbook

    • Introductions

  • 2

    1- Course Overview, & Rolla Values

    • 1.0 The Rolla Skate Club Mission

    • 1.1 Goals & Learning Outcomes

    • 1.2 Course Overview

    • Watch: 1.3 & 1.4 Rolla Skate Club Core Values & The Rolla Class Ingredients

    • 1.3 Rolla Skate Club Core Values

    • Worksheet 1.3: Your Values

    • 1.4 Rolla Class Ingredients

    • Worksheet 1.4 Check-in and Check-Out Questions

    • Quiz: Rolla Values & Class Ingredients

    • Respecting the Cultural History of Rollerskating

  • 3

    2 - Intro to Rollerskating Class

    • 2.1 Intro to Rollerskating Class Elements

    • Watch: Intro to Rollerskating Live Class Recording

    • Intro to Rollerskating - Live Discussion

    • Quiz: Intro to Rollerskating Class

  • 4

    3 - The Fundamentals of Coaching

    • 3.1 & 3.2 Teaching So They Can Learn - Tips for Teaching Adults & Learning Styles

    • Watch: Learning Styles Live Discussion

    • 3.3 Managing the Group

    • 3.4 Equipment Safety & Handling an Injury

    • 3.5 Handling an Injury

    • 3.6 Coaching Fundamentals Final Thoughts

    • Worksheet 3.6 Finding Your Special Sauce

    • Bonus: There's No "One Way" to Coach + A Teachable Moment Explained

    • Quiz: The Fundamentals of Coaching

  • 5

    4 - Common Faults & Fixes

    • 4.0 Faults and Fixes Overview

    • 4.1 Common Faults & How to Fix Them

    • Quiz: Faults & Fixes

  • 6

    5 - Rolla All Levels Class

    • 5.1 Rolla All Levels Class Elements

    • 5.2 Rolla All Levels Class Recording

    • 5.2 Rolla All Levels - Live Discussion

    • Rolla All Levels Virtual Class Recording - LuluDemon

    • Rolla All Levels Virtual Class Recording - Booty Quake

    • Sample Rolla All Levels Class Outlines

    • Quiz: Rolla All Levels Class

  • 7

    6 - Rolla Workout Class

    • 6.1 Rolla Workout Class Elements

    • 6.2 Rolla Workout Class Recording

    • Watch: Rolla Workout Live Discussion

    • Sample "Demanda Riot" Rolla Workout

    • Quiz: Rolla Workout Class

  • 8

    7 - Certification, Testing & Affiliates

    • 7.0 What's Next? Getting Certified!

    • 7.1A Written Exam

    • 7.1B Skating Skills Test

    • SAMPLE: Required Rollerskating Skills Test

    • 7.1C Practical Exam Video Guidelines

    • SAMPLE: Video Practical Exam

    • 7.2 The Rolla Certified Instructor designation

    • Watch: How to Open your own Rolla Skate Club!

    • 7.3 What it Means to be an Affiliate

  • 9

    RESOURCES

    • Stretches to do after Skating!

    • Skate Safety

    • Adjusting your trucks

    • Sample rental skate safety checklist

    • Our fave Spotify Playlists!

    • Sample Rolla All Levels Class Outlines

    • Sample Rolla Workout Class Outlines

    • How Instructors can Create a Welcoming and Productive Learning Environment for All Bodies