"Hey, you! Are you adventurous? Willing to try something new? We’d love to call you a teammate!" That's how the Med City Mafia's Facebook post starts. They're looking for new skaters and referees for the 2020 season and this could be the greatest experience of your life.

Roller derby isn’t just a sport; it’s a lifestyle. The same explosive energy we expend on the track, we also throw wholeheartedly into all the parts fans don’t see. What many people don’t know, and one thing that makes roller derby so unique, is that roller derby leagues are operated and run completely by the skaters who play it.

That means the development of the team, training, recruitment, securing practice spaces, scheduling and planning bouts, marketing, public relations, and promotion—all of which make up just a tiny fraction of all the work that goes on behind the scenes—are performed by the skaters themselves. And we do it all in addition to our full-time careers, families, and myriad other interests and hobbies.


How do you know if you're the right type for roller derby? As they say, "There isn’t a singular, specific derby type. We are a diverse team of women of all ages, backgrounds, and shapes and sizes."

I've known a few skaters, they love it. Even if they weren't athletic or outgoing, or even able to skate. :)

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