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Roller Derby

Roller Derby is an all-girl contact sports. It's fierce, feisty, fast paced and fun.

An Overview of Roller Derby

Two teams of 5 skaters battle it out for position over a series of "jams" which last up to 2 minutes. Four "blockers" on each team and one "jammer". The jammer's job is to score points. After her initial pass through the "pack" of blockers, a jammer will score one point each time she passes a member of the opposing team. The blockers attempt to assist their own jammer while hindering the opposing jammer — playing both offense and defence simultaneously.

The game ends after the period clock runs out, and the team with the most points wins.

Benefits

  • Aerobic exercise that will improve cardiovascular fittness

Equipment

Players skate on four-wheeled roller skates, and are required to wear protective equipment, including a helmet, wrist guards, elbow pads, knee pads, and mouth guards.

Facts

  • In 1948, Roller Derby debuted on New York television

Find Roller Derby Activities Near You

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National Governing Bodies

British Roller Sports Federation

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General Information
Contact Email
brsf@btinternet.com
Roller Derby Beginner Sessions

Roller Derby Beginner Sessions

At Roller Derby Leicester we welcome new members to our beginner sessions every Sunday! You do not need any skating experience as coaching and kit will be provided. All you need is the courage to try something a bit different!

Your first session will be free of charge, subsequent sessions will cost just £5 each.