Lady Speedstick #902- July Featured Skater

Not only is July skater of the month our team VP, but she is also a team VIP. As both a jammer and blocker, Lady Speedstick is quite the sneak on the track. What made you start derby? I went to a Gotham bout (drops the mic) What was the hardest part of passing your min skills test? 25 in 5 ( so glad it was only 25 when I started) What was your…

July 1, 2016
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Roller Derby Can Change The World– and WE Need a Change

And by the world, I mean your world. That’s really what it’s all about, right? We can change the world one outlook at a time. Let me tell you how. Anyone in the derby community knows that most people find roller derby when they crave something in their life whether it be a distraction, an affirmation, a challenge or a support group. How can derby be those things? Roller derby…

June 20, 2016
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Babe Brutality #3- June Featured Skater

Okay, so we skipped May. We have a good reason! June’s featured skater is a brand new newlywed and we were waiting for her nuptials. Babe Brutality is a force to be reckoned with especially if you find her on a jog. She just keeps running and running and running. What made you start derby? I just moved to New Jersey and had no friends 🙁 What was the hardest part of passing your…

June 1, 2016
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Keep That Gear Clean!!

We might call ourselves Dirty Jersey, but we don’t play dirty and we don’t stay dirty. This month’s blog is about keeping your gear clean. It used to be almost a badge of honor to have the smelliest gear on the team. It meant you played hard and intended to play harder. It was pretty funny to watch other skaters shrink away from you as you approached them on the…

May 9, 2016
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Benefits of Off-Skates Training & Proper Nutrition

    It is no secret that roller derby is a unique sport and with that comes unique training. In addition to hours of practice per week, special clinics and training camps, the work does not stop there.     Off skates training and proper nutrition are vital to stepping up your derby game. There are several benefits to stepping out of those skates and lacing up some sneakers. A…

April 25, 2016
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Manic #388- April Featured Skater

April showers bring May flower and our April skater of the month! This month we are highlighting, Manic, #388. As a blocker on the track, she will surprise you with her powerful stop and off the track she is vital to DJRD as one of the founding members and a board trustee. What made you start derby? I try to pick a new hobby every Spring, I had seen Whip…

April 20, 2016
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Infrared #100- March Featured Skater

Dirty Jersey’s March featured skater is a force to be reckoned with on and off the track. Infrared #100 is a powerhouse Jammer with a hit that will knock you right off your wheels. What made you start derby? I read an article about roller derby and thought it sounded really cool. Then when I heard about a local team that was looking for skaters, I figured why not? I…

March 15, 2016
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February’s Featured Skater

DJRD would like to extend a HUGE welcome to February’s featured skater of a month, Thiza Glory #262. Thiza is a veteran skater, but new to the DJRD team, and we love having her. We are excited to bout with her and together learn new skills to take some names! What made you start derby? I was at a time in my life I needed a change and something to…

February 8, 2016
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On a Derbyversary…

This morning, on my one year “derbyversary,” I happened to be scrolling around Facebook as usual, and thinking of writing about this past year. I came across an amazing blog that pretty much encompassed all my thoughts already. “How Roller Derby Can Save Your Life.” Roller Derby may not have been the one factor that saved my life, but it was an integral part of the transformation of my life…

February 1, 2016
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Terror Eyez #8347

Happy New Year! Our first featured skater of 2016 is Terror Eyez, #8347. Terror is a newer skater, but there is nothing novice about her sneaky moves on the track. Maybe she can examine your eyes while you’re flattened on the track!   What made you start derby? I never heard of roller derby until my husband took me to watch a bout. I loved it and really needed a…

January 10, 2016
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