I Play Roller Derby

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 55 People

    Derby Is My Life

    Derby for me is the most amazing outlet.I have adult ADD pretty bad, so trying to do anything through to completion has always been a bit of an issue for me. I've always quit sports that I've started 3-6 months in due to lack of interest.In three weeks time I will be playing in...
    VioletDoomsday VioletDoomsday
    26-30, T
    Oct 19, 2011

    I took a year long break from Derby

    after two things happened. I broke up with my girlfriend, who also happened to be my Derby wife, and I was put on the wrong medication which caused some major personality changes . Yes, I know, dating a teammate was a bad idea. .. not the point though. The painful break up...
    Wildfirelily Wildfirelily
    26-30, F
    Jul 19, 2015


    So my last bout I was a jammer, normally I'm a blocker. I'm not the fastest but I'm pretty tough. Anyways I made my first points!!! I was MVP and we won. Those were two goals I had wanted to reach by at least my second season. I'm still in my first season and my next bout is our...
    Mastertopia Mastertopia
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 26, 2013

    It's So Therapeutic

    I love derby.  The dress up, the athleticism, the alter egos, the looks you get when someone sees you give/take a good hit, or a good fall and getting right back up to it, getting to build a league out of nothing. I have met so many wonderful girls, and guys.  I have...
    atali atali
    26-30, F
    Nov 3, 2008

    I'm getting back into roller derby

    after 3 years off and I'm having a hard time feeling like I fit in. When I got pregnant and quit skating I was one of the most advanced players on the team, had the most experience behind me, was capt. of the travel team and had been a committee member for 5 years. After I got...
    DoesAnyoneEverGetThisRight DoesAnyoneEverGetThisRight
    1 Response May 28, 2014

    My First Season

    I have only been playing derby for 9 months, Like most of us I couldn't skate for ****! But, something about it just felt right. There is just nothing like trying squeeze between those blocking *******! My team is the Taos Whiplahes, we are from Taos, NM. Our team was founded...
    KrudellaDeKill KrudellaDeKill
    22-25, F
    Nov 16, 2012

    Caitlyn Becomes Faye

    There is one reason I really love derby. I am typically a quiet, shy, non-competitive, non-athletic young lady. I have never been good at any sports and I have never been interested in any sports. I have always had a knack for roller skating, and my lower body strength is pretty...
    goingforgold goingforgold
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 4, 2012

    Roller Derby Saved My Soul!

    When I moved back to Cali from AR, I was a mess. Heavily dosed with tons of medication (anti-depressants, anti-anxiety) I was living an anti-life. I went to a Fourth of July event and saw some kick *** girls in a booth ~ Roller Derby Girls. I had seen the movie “Whip it...
    KemiKill KemiKill
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Feb 2, 2015

    Eat Track!!

    I have been playing for a year and a half and I can't believe I waited so long to sign up!! I'm older than most girls on my team, but that doesn't stop me from knocking them on their *** at practice! It's hard work...harder than anything else I've ever done before (besides give...
    MizzBossLady MizzBossLady
    31-35, F
    Mar 23, 2012

    So my league are looking at creating a junior

    league. We have the guidance from the jrda has anyone actually put this into practice? Anyone able to offer some guidance? Thanks in advance. Hugs and shoves :-)
    missblueskies missblueskies
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jan 21, 2014

    Love hittin *******!!

    !!! Love that if you don't hit hard enough they let you know!!! Love my sisters
    scm68 scm68
    46-50, F
    Dec 6, 2015

    Roller Derby Did Help Save My Soul

    I love Roller Derby... The athleticism, the friendships, the craziness and the adrenaline. I have been playing for 3 years total now and have had some experiences with drama that caused me to leave the sport for 2 years. I love the skating, the teamwork and the fun dressup...
    aberfitchgirl aberfitchgirl
    Mar 29, 2010

    Derby Is Life

    I'm 40+ years old and started playing derby last year.  Before that, my athleticism had been centered around the solitary sport of running.  I have never worked so hard or had so much fun in my life as I have playing derby.  Our league is fantastic - a very supportive group...
    drdoll drdoll
    1 Response Mar 17, 2012

    Derby Love!

    I have been a skater all my life and have been playing derby since 2007. It's a great sport! Hopefully we can go back to playing a faster version of the game...
    RaineyRain RaineyRain
    31-35, F
    Sep 27, 2012

    I am just so upset...

    I wanted to play on the All Star Team so badly this year. I guess it ain't happening. Because im not around. I could just ******* cry. Why the **** should I even play anymore :-(
    saturnsdaughter saturnsdaughter
    31-35, F
    Sep 23, 2014

    I have a really hard time containing my

    negative feelings....there are little things that just **** me off about some of my teammates/coaches and I realize this is normal. Here are some of those things: 1. I hate the coaches' strategy for this next bout because it's extremely formulaic and it requires everyone to...
    saturnsdaughter saturnsdaughter
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Apr 15, 2014
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