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Desert Dolls Roller Derby adopts the USARS Rule set

Posted 18 Aug 2014 in News, Press

For Immediate Release, August 18th, 2014

Contacts: Christina Gerrish, Media, 623-252-0418, info@ddrdaz.com

Desert Dolls Roller Derby adopts USARS rule set
Desert Dolls Roller Derby is the first Arizona league to skate under USARS rule set

Phoenix, Arizona – Desert Dolls Roller Derby (DDRD), established in 2009, is the premier competitive women’s flat track roller derby league in Phoenix, Arizona. In preparation for a momentous 5th Season, the league has decided to adopt the USA Roller Sports (USARS) rule set.

USARS is the national governing body of competitive roller sports (inline & roller skating) in the United States, and is recognized by the International Roller Sports Federation (FIRS) & the United States Olympic Committee.

Roller derby continues to be one of the most rapidly growing sports in the world. Players find that the sport is both fun and challenging, and Desert Dolls Roller Derby attracts athletes of various size, age and skill level.

For the past four seasons, DDRD has trained and competed under a rule set developed by the league directors and team captains. Desert Dolls Roller Derby has grown its local membership and fan support exponentially since its inception in 2009, and the league is now poised to become the first in Arizona to skate under the USARS rule set. DDRD believes that the use of the USARS rule set will position the league to compete on a national and international scale.

DDRD looks forward to working with other national leagues using the USARS rule set to help shape the future of roller derby. Evol Starr and RueBea Rockett, Directors of Desert Dolls Roller Derby, are excited for the change. “We believe this to be the best option to move our league forward and continue to provide roller derby as an outlet to so many women and girls. The possibilities are endless.“

Desert Dolls Roller Derby will begin their 5th season in October. The season schedule will be available online or via Facebook in the coming weeks.

USARS

About Desert Dolls Roller Derby
Desert Dolls Roller Derby is an all female flat track roller derby league in Phoenix, Arizona. DDRD is committed to being an all-inclusive and community oriented league with the belief that any woman, no matter her physical prowess, can be a derby girl.

For more information about DDRD or how to become a member please contact
Desert Dolls Roller Derby
info@ddrdaz.com
623-252-0418
Twitter: @desertdollsRD
http://www.desertdollsrollerderby.com
facebook.com/desertdollsrollerderby

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Walter Cronkite Sports Network features our Junior Cherries!

Posted 30 Oct 2013 in Cherry Posse, News

A few weeks ago Walter Cronkite Sports Network visited our cherry training practice to find out all the details about junior roller derby.

Check out the video below with the story!

Don’t forget!

We are still recruiting juniors! If you are between the ages of 11-17, send us an email to info@ddrdaz.com with “Junior Roller Derby” in the subject line.

OR come get more info at our bout this weekend!

Desert Dolls Roller Derby announces Junior League

Posted 14 Aug 2013 in Press

For Immediate Release

Desert Dolls Roller Derby announces Junior League

08/14/2013
Phoenix, Arizona – Entering its fourth season, Desert Dolls Roller Derby (DDRD) will be accepting juniors between the ages of 14 – 17 who are interested in playing the sport of roller derby.

Founded on the basis of empowering women, Desert Dolls Roller Derby wants to provide the same opportunity to young women who have the desire to skate and learn the sport of roller derby. Young women across the valley will have the chance to discover their inner super hero in a positive environment that develops teamwork, sisterhood, self-confidence and individuality.

Founders of DDRD Evol Starr and Ruebea Rockett are excited for the addition of juniors to the league. “I have witnessed many moments when a skater who seemed timid and unsure when they began, become empowered by the journey they have taken by joining and committing themselves to the sport and community of roller derby. What an amazing chapter in the story of a young woman’s life.” said Rockett. Starr states “DDRD has been wanting to start our JR program for a few years, and I’m ecstatic to announce that we can now offer training to the female youth in our community to learn how to play the fastest growing women’s sport, flat track roller derby. Teaching young woman not only how to play the sport but the value of teamwork, sportswomenship, and the benefits of exercise that will help them in every day aspects of their lives.”

Training will begin on September 4th at Castle Sports Club located at 11420 N 19th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85029.

About Desert Dolls Roller Derby
Desert Dolls Roller Derby is an all female flat track roller derby league in Phoenix, Arizona. DDRD is committed to being an all-inclusive and community oriented league with the belief that any woman, no matter her physical prowess, can be a derby girl.

For more information about Desert Dolls Roller Derby or how to become a member please contact
Desert Dolls Roller Derby
desertdollsrollerderby@gmail.com
623-252-0418
Twitter: @desertdollsRD
http://www.desertdollsrollerderby.com
facebook.com/desertdollsrollerderby

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Desert Dolls host screening of This is Roller Derby!

Posted 27 Jun 2013 in Press

This is Roller Derby

THIS IS ROLLER DERBY

FILM SCREENING COMING TO Phoenix!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 27th, 2013

 The new kick-ass doco This Is Roller Derby is coming to Phoenix for a special one-time event!

This colourful and action packed documentary is about all things roller derby; the sport, the culture and some seriously kickass women.

When filmmaker Daniel Hayward set out to make a documentary in 2008 about roller derby, he had little idea he was on the verge of a cultural phenomenon. Since the Adelaide Roller Derby’s formation in 2007, over 68 leagues have formed nationwide, making roller derby the fastest growing women’s sport in Australia.

In the first Australian documentary on derby to be released in cinemas, This is Roller Derby charts the explosion of roller derby in Australia. Through the film the audience is privy to a rare glimpse of an emerging sport through the pioneering leagues of Adelaide, Canberra, Geelong and Ballarat Roller Derby’s. The film also visits the founding American leagues such as TXRD Lonestar Rollergirls and the Texas Rollergirls.

I am a big sports fan,” says filmmaker Daniel Hayward. He stumbled across derby ‘bouts’ in his hometown of Reservoir in suburban Melbourne. He describes attending the first bout as “stepping onto another planet… It blew my mind that all these cool, inner city women were travelling all the way out to Reservoir to play Roller Derby.”

 Desert Dolls Roller Derby says “we are very excited to be holding the only screening of this film in our town. This is an event not to be missed!”

Roller Derby was revived in Austin Texas in 2001. An amateur only sport, it focused on athleticism, community, sisterhood and, most of all, attitude. Currently there are over 1,240 amateur all-female, co-ed, or male leagues skating flat-track and banked-track Roller Derby in approximately forty countries around the world.

The film’s director Daniel Hayward is available for interview upon request.

For more information or to request an interview please contact Desert Dolls Roller Derby:

P: 623-252-0418

E: desertdollsrollerderby@gmail.com

www.thisisrollerderby.com

Tickets are available online!

Season 4 Schedule Announced!

Posted 03 Jun 2013 in Bout, Events, News

Desert Dolls Roller Derby is proud to announce the bout for our upcoming 4th season! The girls of DDRD will be hitting the track again starting August 10th with a charity bout, theme and charity still to be determined. September 7th will be our season opener! Watch for updates for tickets to go on sale!

DDRD Season Schedule

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