FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Am I too old for Roller Derby?
-Absolutely Not! Roller Derby has no age limits. - Did you know there is a player in Washington that is almost 70 years old?!?
I don't know how to skate and I don't want to be embarrassed in front of the rest of the team.
-At one point, every derby player had to learn to skate too. The best part is, WE WILL TEACH YOU! One great thing about Roller Derby is our determination to share our love of the sport with everyone who is interested. As long as you keep trying, we will keep training you.
How much does it cost?
-League dues are $35 per month. This covers the rent for our practice space and insurance.
Am I too fat/skinny, tall/short?
-Women of every shape and size play roller derby. Petite women have a tendency to be Jammers, because their lithe and limber enough to get through the smallest of spaces left open by opposing teams. Our bigger Betties tend to be blockers... they know that a hip check from their biggest derby asset is their most powerful move. Don't let your size stop you if you want to be a jammer or a blocker, Bombshell's will train you for the position you want to play.
What if I get hurt?
-The very first thing we learn on skates is how to fall properly, With appropriate gear, rules and regulations put in place for player safety and proper technique, roller derby is much safer than most people would think. That being said, you do need to know that YOU WILL FALL and IT WILL HURT but you GET BACK UP and you WILL KEEP SKATING with your new derby sisters right there to help you up the next time!