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The Roller Derby

It starts with a whistle. Women burst into flight on roller skates. Round and round they go. Broken noses… purple bruises… they fight through body checks, duck under airborne opponents and it’s all for the love of a great sport. The Roller Derby is on the rise all over the World as a professional sport for women.

Roller Derby Roots

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The Roller Derby started way back in the 1930s. By the 1950s, it was a major sporting event at Madison Square Gardens in New York. However, it transformed into a spectacle rather than a sport. The women were basically WWE wrestlers on wheels, and if you watch a clip it was all a staged, comedic routine rather than what it is today… an extreme sport where women compete to win.

Roller Rules

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It works like this. Two teams with 5 skaters each skate around a track for 15 minute periods. Each team has a designated player called “the Jammer”. Everytime she passes a player on the opposing team, she gets a point. The other players on the team try to block the jammer from passing them. It gets rough because the blocking turns into huge hits!

Neat Nicknames

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Roller Derby girls have fun nicknames that they use on their Roller Derby team. What would your name be?

  • Princess Pancakes
  • Honeybee Homicide
  • Brutiful
  • Sandra O’Clobber
  • Goldie Knoxx

ESPN Coverage

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The Roller Derby is a great thing for women because it gives them a chance to play a contact sport professionally. The roller derby is very big in California, Australia and even Japan. Most of the Roller Derby athletes still need to work other jobs, like working in an office or teaching children, but as the sport becomes more popular, maybe one day they will be full-time Roller Derby athletes.

Derby Diva Destiny

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If you’re interested in pursuing a career in the Roller Derby, save up some cash and buy yourself a pair of roller skates. To be a professional Roller Derby athlete, you need to be a great skater.

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Sports In The Forums

"FBGirl" wrote:I like cheerleading, but definitely NOT a sport! Sports are physical activity with competition and GEAR. The closest thing cheerleaders have to gear are pom-poms. And, yeah. Boys CAN cheerlead, but chances are they will be made fun of(not by me). Cheerleaders do A LOT of physical cheers and stunts, and we use ourselves instead of gear. A lot and most people underestimate cheerleaders for just some girls with poms and uniforms going "go team! yay!" because they have seen that in movies and tv. look up some cheer comp videos and still only some people with change their view of cheerleaders as girls on the sidelines doing uncreative cheers and stupid words to match. I hope this helped you understand a little bit more about cheerleading and cheerleaders. Peace Out!
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"lamiraclelemiracle" wrote:no cheering is not a sport it's something to turn people and the players up I was a cheerleader for 2 years (before I aged out) and we do not only wave pom poms int the air and yell "go team!!". All cheerleaders and coaches put A LOT of effort and time into making and practicing cheers. It is true that cheerleaders turn people and the players on...but it's much more than that. it's about having fun, teamwork, having some more fun, getting some exercise (uh that kinda makes it a sport right?), and great times with the other girls on your squad.   Rant over lol
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Lolly20 posted in Xtreme Sports:
of coarse girls can be stronger than boys but some are not :wave
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How the game works: you roast the favorite american football player of the person above you  EXAMPLE: Mathew Stafford LIONS QB USER BELOW: hes the worst qb in nfl did you know that? Ok first person to reply roasts my player:  Favorite NFL Player: Antonio Brown #84 Pittsburgh Steelers
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Lolly20 posted in Cheerleading:
as long as they r happy i think it is fine :)
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