junior roller derby
The Silicon Valley Roller Girls’ junior derby girls, Derby 2.0, took their talent on the road recently as they traveled to participate in the Easter Bash Open Scrimmage hosted by Visalia Junior Derby on April 9th. This event was the first chance for many of our MicroChicks and Web Bruisers to participate in bouts playing with and against other league members.
Scrimmage teams were mixed (made up of players from various leagues) and there were both positional and full contact bouts. Events like these are a great opportunity for all the girls to gain experience with bouting in a fun and non-competitive way. SVRG and Coach Chanasaw would like to give a special “Thanks!” to the parents who made the drive, supplied snacks, and continuously support our Junior Derby program!
The Silicon Valley Roller Girls’ Derby 2.0 Host Debut Home Bout with the KillaBytes on Saturday, April 2nd!
The Silicon Valley Roller Girls, have a new show in town: Derby 2.0. The league’s newest team, made of young derby girls aged 7 to 17, is a striking new phenomenon that has gained popularity with their recent NBC News coverage.
The junior derby skaters, affectionately called ‘jerbs,’ are very excited about their debut home bout against Sacramento’s junior derby league on Saturday, April 2nd. Headlining the event are SVRG’s KillaBytes, who will be taking on the Battle Borne Derby Demons. The event will kick off at 5:30pm at San Jose Skate, located at 397 Blossom Hill Road in San Jose.
Fans are encouraged to get their tickets before they sell out, as SVRG regularly sells out their 1,000+ capacity in advance of most ... Read More »
Do you know of a girl ages 7 to 17 who likes to roller skate? The Silicon Valley Roller Girls will be hosting an eight-week camp this summer to teach skating skills and noncontact roller derby. Our sister league, Santa Cruz, has hosted a junior derby program for nearly a year and it has been a huge success, so we are happy to extend this opportunity to the girls of San Jose.
Class will be Thursdays, 5 to 7 pm, from June 24 to August 12. The cost of the camp is $90 for the whole eight weeks. Participants are required to provide skates and full safety gear (kneepads, elbow pads, wristguards, mouthguards, and helmet).
If you know someone who is interested or if you have any questions, please email our junior derby camp head, Kimfectious, at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Also, note that we ... Read More »
If you are just now thinking about joining a roller derby team, we know that a particular cute movie and the resultant media attention have probably drawn you here. Hey, that’s fine—we are expecting you, and that’s why I’ve assembled this handy list. In my other life, we have to provide people who participate in certain activities with what is known as informed consent. That is, we have to make sure people know what they’re getting into. So, I hope this can serve as a brief guide to help you a) determine whether roller derby is the sport for you; and, if you’re in, b) how to get started.
1. Ask yourself: “Why do I really want to play roller derby?”
If your answer is in anyway related to, “It looks like a great way for me to burn calories, just like ... Read More »