Courtesy of the WFTDA and member league the http://www.hammercityrollergirls.ca/ Hammer City Rollergirls.
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 DIY spirit that drives the sport allows roller derby leagues to create their own unique identities and adapt their structures to reflect their local communities.
How is modern flat track roller derby played?
One of our WFTDA member leagues, the Hammer City Roller Girls of Hamilton, ON produced this amazing video that we are proud to release to the public on the basics of flat track roller derby. Enjoy!