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Roller Derby

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Betty Black

on 9 July 2015

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Transcript of Roller Derby

the most exciting moments were the collisions between skaters.
Seltzer was a Chicago promoter who was looking to capitalize on the popular past time of roller speed skating.
Roller derby as a sport has enjoyed a few different revivals over the years, the most current revival occurring in the early 2000’s.
Recruitment and Information Night
25 teams, each with one male and one female skater.
Roller derby is an American invented contact sport originally created by Leo Seltzer in the 1930’s.
The goal complete 57,000 laps around the rink -- .
approximately the distance across the continental United States
Considered the first roller derby.
Roller derby's popularity grew during the 1940s and '50s.
Teams played on a banked track,
Then, the competition changed from an endurance event to game with defensive and offensive skaters.
– roller derby teams relished the showmanship and theatrical antics that riled up the crowd.
The sport gained a reputation for being rough and aggressive, and players developed intense rivalries.

Amateur leagues are created by the will of a few motivated individuals with a passion for the sport,
the help of volunteers and a strong DIY ethos.
There are currently hundreds of roller derby leagues all over the world.
Physique is irrelevant, and it doesn't matter if someone hasn't worn skates in years
Leagues hold practice sessions to teach the rules and basic skating techniques, and no one actually competes until the team is confident that they can do so safely
we always begin with stretching and warm-ups and again at the end to help prevent injuries.
Endurance and skating practices
Start and stop
Skate at high speeds
Dodge obstacles
Dodge other players
Fall without injury
Skills Assessed

how does one PLAY roller derby
Bout Rules
Even though a bout can look like a no-holds-barred free-for-all, the sport has rules that cover everything from game play to sporting behaviour
Mount Militia Derby Crew: A History
2015 is shaping up to be another "jam-packed" season of roller derby
Our mission, as always, is to grow our league into the one of the strongest and smartest in New Zealand.
The international governing organisations are WFTDA and MRDA and the national body is NZRDA.
Governing bodies
For more info:
Who can play Derby?

Including; Women's, Men's and Junior Leagues
we are mmdc
Everyone feels like a noob at the beginning, but you will get there with the help of your coaches and team-mates
safety is sexy!
We fit you with skates, pads & a helmet that you will hire for the 20 week Fresh meat course for $5 pp

You will need to purchase your own gear before the course ends.

The Fresh Meat course
$200.00 for 20 weeks.

what's the cost?
first 3 weeks are free!
League fees are $100 per school term.
We also have associate official and casual member rates.
(conditions apply)
you can still be involved even if you don't want to derby
As either a ref or NSO
What about my kids?
bring them with you to training!
training times
Mon and Fri 6.00-7.30
Mount Sports centre
Wed 7.00-9.00pm
Associate Referee and Official fees apply.
The official WFTDA rules can be downloaded from:

Roller Derby: A Brief History

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