RollerCon Junior Scheduled for 2014
RollerCon is expanding its franchise in 2014 to include the ever-growing junior market, and from May 30-June 1 2014, RollerCon Junior will take over the Riviera Royale Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV.
RollerCon Junior will have many of the same features as its adult counterpart – all-day training, bouts challenges and open scrimmages, social skates, a prom and a whole lot more. Seminars will be held for both juniors and the adults who help advance the sport.
Organizers are working hard to ensure the event is both fun and safe – the convention will be held at the east end of the Riviera complex, away from the casino, bars and nightlife. RollerCon Junior’s organizers say that many junior sports have convened at the Riv before (dance, basketball, volleyball and karate to name a few).
For more information on RollerCon Junior, visit the new website here.
2014 WFTDA Insurance for Juniors Available
In other news that will be pleasing to juniors, the WFTDA Insurance program was expanded this year and began accepting junior roller derby leagues. Now, the program is accepting renewals and new enrollees for 2014. Coverage options include liability insurance for leagues as well as personal accident coverage for skaters.
WFTDA has worked with its insurance partner to adjust age bracket restrictions for junior leagues – now, skaters ages 6 to 11 may compete together and those ages 12 to 17 may compete together.
The cost of general liability coverage is $250 per junior league and the per-skater cost for the personal accident insurance is $40; there are no other insurance fees.