Humboldt Roller Derby is proud to present the Redwood Saplings! Now in its fifth season, the Saplings program is committed to engaging young women from throughout Humboldt County in the game of roller derby. The Sapling program mission is to foster trust and communication between players while developing athletic ability, derby knowledge and strategy, and sportsmanship in a fun and safe environment.  

All Sapling classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:15 - 6PM
at Redwood Acres in Eureka. 

  • SKATE SKILLS CLASS is open to new members ages 9-17 who want to develop the fundamental skills needed to play roller derby. Participants will end this class with a Skate Skills Assessment, which is a requirement for moving onto the Derby Program. Class runs Sep. 9th - Nov. 20th.
  • SEEDLING PROGRAM is designated for skaters who still need time to develop their skate skills, or who are ages 9-10. Class run Dec. 2nd - May 21st.
  • DERBY PROGRAM will begin with a 6 week pre-season in Dec and Jan for team development, and will then transition to the bouting season from Jan-May. Skaters will get to participate in monthly scrimmages, home & travel bouts, and a tournament. This class is open to skaters ages 11-17 who have passed the Skate Skills Assessment.

Come join us!

Females ages 9-17 can participate in this competitive & full-contact team sport designed just for women. Both the Registration Materials and the USARS Membership Application Materials are required to attend the 2013 Skate Skills and 2014 Derby Skills Classes. Download materials below.

Download the 2014 Registration Materials here.

Download the 2014 USARS Membership Application Materials here.

The Redwood Saplings program depends on the community for continued support. We want to thank all of the skaters and parent volunteers who help keep the Saplings program running each season, and invite YOU to become a part of this fun, rewarding group!

Have questions? Feel free to email Thunder Muffin at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Keep up with us on Facebook under Redwood Saplings!


Saplings Logo

Upcoming Bouts
6/8/13:  Silicon Valley Web Bruisers vs. Redwood Saplings (home – double header with the Redwood Rollers)
Past Bouts
4/27/13:   Crimson Tide vs. Dauntless Divas (Friends and Family home bout)
Santa Cruz Saltwater Sassies vs. Redwood Saplings (travel)  - Win 275-101