Today, fewer than 15 years after roller derby’s reinvention, there are nearly 2000 roller derby leagues, spread across 53 countries, and 100,000 women play the sport regularly, as do many men.
How many roller derby teams are there in the US?
Roller derby is a contact sport played by two teams of five members roller skating counter-clockwise around a track. Roller derby is played by approximately 1,250 amateur leagues worldwide, mostly inside the United States.
How many NSO are in roller derby?
9.1.1 – Each bout will have no less than three skating referees and no more than seven referees total. It is strongly encouraged that at least one referee be WFTDA Certified. 220.127.116.11 – All referees must be on skates.
Was roller derby fake?
For a long time, many people did not believe roller derby was a real sport. They thought it was like professional wrestling, because it had fake fighting and other things for TV. But in 2002, a group of women in Austin, Texas started playing it as a real game, with nothing fake.
What do you call someone who does roller derby?
Jam – Roller Derby term for time that skaters are in play, maximum two minutes at a time, but can be shorter if called off.