Roller Derby- All ages and sizes.

A fun assignment covering the Derby City Roller Girls.

Roller Derby

Roller derby is a contact sport played by two teams of five members roller skating in the same direction around a track. Game play consists of a series of short matchups (“jams”) in which both teams designate a scoring player (the “jammer”) who scores points by lapping members of the opposing team. The teams attempt to assist their own jammer while hindering the opposing jammer—in effect, playing both offense and defense simultaneously. Roller derby is played by approximately 1,250 amateur leagues worldwide, nearly half of them outside the U.S.

Modern roller derby is an international sport dominated by all-female amateur teams, in addition to a growing number of male and co-ed As of 2014 the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association, had 243 full member leagues and 114 Apprentice Leagues.


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