So, what do you do as a league if you get a transfer skater? Most leagues don't have much in place to screen transfer skaters coming into their league. As more leagues become more professionally oriented, they're putting guidelines in place to weed out the CRAZY! Yeah, I said the C word, but you know it's out there. Of course, not every transfer skater is a potential drama queen or mean girl, but how do you protect your league? And should you?
I personally feel like leagues should treat all transfer skaters like those getting a grab bag gift. You might get an amazing skater and font of knowledge, or you might get the next disciplinary case. Most leagues that answered my post on Facebook said they asked for a letter from the transfer skater's league.
|Ava Gore is a great transfer skater! Photo by Steven Hewett|
So, should your league have something in place for transfer skaters? It's up to your league, but I'm sure the issue is going to be more common as more people get into derby. Once you've been bitten by a crazy transfer skater, you might wish you had the guidelines in place before she ever skated into your league.