Circuit Jerks


August Circuit Jerk of the Month: The Notorious S.U.Z.

Posted on September 9th, by Phyllis Killer in Uncategorized. Comments Off

Congratulations to The Notorious S.U.Z. for being SVRG's Circuit Jerk of the Month!

Here are some fun facts about The Notorious S.U.Z.:

1. What is your derby name and number and how did you decide on it?
I'm The Notorious S.U.Z., number 253.  253 is the area code of my childhood, and my derby name pays homage to one of the best rappers of all time, The Notorious B.I.G.  Who doesn't have a deep affinity for 90s gangsta rap?

2. How long have you been with SVRG? How did you decide to play/find derby?

My first practice was in January 2014.  I've always wanted to play derby, but was too scared - how silly of me!  I've been hooked since day 1.

3. Any previous skating experience before joining derby?

The last time I remember going to a roller rink was 6th grade.  I really just ... Read More »


July Circuit Jerk of the Month: Beetlejules

Posted on August 5th, by Phyllis Killer in Uncategorized. Comments Off

Congratulations to Beetlejules for being CJ Skater of the Month!

Here are some fun facts about Beetlejules!

What is your derby name and number and how did you decide on it?
I was brainstorming with my roommates one day while hanging out. I’ve been called Jules most of my life and I wanted to incorporate it somehow into my Derby name. The TV was on and the dinner scene in Beetlejuice was playing. I immediately thought of Beetlejules and it stuck! For my number, I was born on January 3rd  and I’ve always considered 3 my lucky number, so I decide to go for that.

How long have you been with SVRG? How did you decide to play/find derby?
I’ve been in the Circuit Jerks since April. I had recently moved to the Bay Area and was decided to try new things. Derby seemed like a ... Read More »


June Circuit Jerk of the Month: Mad Mess Momma

Posted on July 7th, by Phyllis Killer in Uncategorized. Comments Off

Congratulations to Mad Mess Momma for being CJ Skater of the Month!

Here are some fun facts about Mad Mess Momma:

What is your derby name and number and how did you decide on it?

Mad Mess Momma 6N9. I looked at my crazy life and thought of it as a mad mess and a big part of that was because of being a mom with kids that drive me crazy. The 6N9 are 2006 and 2009 - the years my daughters were born.
How long have you been with SVRG? How did you decide to play/find derby?

I've been with the CJ's for almost a year (I started in August 2013). Before that I was in Derby Lite (thanks Pia & Unleasha) for a session, but needed more derby than once a week.
Any previous skating experience before joining derby?

For many years I was a ... Read More »


Skater of the Month: Patty Hearse

Posted on April 2nd, by demonic in Skater of the Month. 2 comments

What attracted you to roller derby?
An old friend of mine was starting a roller derby team in Morgan Hill in April of 2010, and it just spoke to me instantly. I first looked at it as a way to exercise and stay in shape, but then when I actually started skating I loved the actual sport of it. My husband and I have always been athletic. He works out all the time and this is my way of keeping up with him. It’s something of my own that he can't do. Derby skaters are athletes and I dare someone to tell me otherwise.

How did you choose your derby name?
My dad actually gave me the name. It’s in reference to the kidnapping of Patty Hearst in 1974 by the Symbionese Liberation Army. Google it. He thought I should change the Hearst to Hearse since my husband (a.k.a. “Wu”) owns ... Read More »


Love Derby, But Don't Have the Time? Join SVRG's Rec League!

Posted on February 6th, by demonic in Recreational League. Comments Off

Drop in for a practice with Circuit Jerks, SVRG’s recreational league for some low-impact play! Anyone who meets the requirements listed below can join in the fun. Whether you’re building up the courage and skills to play full-contact derby, recovering from an injury, looking for extra practice time, or wanting to scrimmage without getting the snot knocked out of you...rec league is for you! Can’t commit 60% of your life to derby? No problem. How about one night per week?

My first time at Jerks, I was fresh out of SVRG’s bootcamp. The league was on break, so rec league was my only chance to get some derby skating in before the holidays. It was a great workout that included conditioning (planks, squats, etc.), drills, and light scrimmaging—mostly things I couldn’t do on my own during open skate.

My favorite drill was running the ... Read More »


SVRG Starts New Recreational Team

Posted on April 26th, by demonic in Recreational League. 1 Comment

Love derby but can't commit the time to play on a league?
Coming back from an injury and not ready for super-competitive play?
Can't get enough derby on your current league?
Come join SVRG's brand new recreational team!

Starting in May, SVRG's Circuit Jerks will be hosting recreational skating drop-in practices and scrimmages!  We aim to promote roller derby in a non-competitive way by hosting cooperative skating practices, holding mixed scrimmages with other local leagues, and keeping ourselves fit with both on- and off-skates workouts.

TO SKATE WITH THE CIRCUIT JERKS REC LEAGUE, YOU MUST:

Own and wear protective gear: mouth guard, wrist guards, elbow pads, knee pads, and helmet (and preferably your own skates, but rentals are available)
Know how to derby skate. This means you have attended an SVRG bootcamp, passed WFTDA minimum skills testing, or have skated with another league. If you’re ... Read More »



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