SOUTHERN HARM DERBY DAMES
What is flat track roller derby?
Flat track roller derby is a fast-paced contact team sport that requires speed, strategy, and athleticism. The flat track version of the sport evolved in 2001, and has quickly grown to encompass more than 400 leagues worldwide. This is in large part due to the ease of setting up a flat track--it can be done on any flat surface that is suitable for skating, such as skating rinks, basketball courts, parking lots, and even airplane hangars. This greatly reduces the capital needed to start up a roller derby league, and allows small groups of people to get a fledgling league off the ground. The D-I-Y spirit that drives the sport allows roller derby leagues to create their own unique identities and adapt their structures to reflect their local communities.
To find out more visit Women's Flat Track Derby Association
What equipment do I need to get started?
You need a helmet, wrist guards, elbow pads, knee pads, a mouth guard, and a pair of quad roller skates. It costs between $150 - $400 to get started, but there are places to find used gear at discounted prices.
What if I'm not ready to skate, but I still want to be involved?
It's ok, we need lots of other help! We need referees, but have lots of work for NSO's (non-skating officials) too. All volunteers must also be 18 or older, but can be male or female.
Founded in late 2014, Southern Harm Derby Dames is a non-profit, member owned and operated, amateur athletic organization. Based in Fayetteville, we serve skaters on the south side of Atlanta (including Fayette, Henry, Clayton, Spalding, Coweta, and South Fulton Counties).
What does it take to be a Dame?
In order to skate with Southern Harm Derby Dames, you must be a female 18 years old or older. You don't have to know how to skate well, but it helps get you started. We'll teach you the rest in our boot camp.