Dillon Derby Dames – Hopefully

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For those of us interested in starting a Roller Derby League here in Dillon, I have put together some information and links that may help us on this road.

Getting Started

Recruit Skaters and Officials

10-20 Skaters
1-3 Refs

  • FLIERS post in gyms, community centers, bars, hot spots
  • SOCIAL NETWORKING Facebook, Linkdin, Twitter etc.
  • ADS publish in local papers Dillonite, Mini Nickel , Tribune etc.

Almost Ready

  • RULES
  • GEAR STANDARDS Research & Education
  • OBTAIN PRIVATE PRACTICE SPACE parking lots, rec. centers, parks, etc
  • SKATE! Open skate sessions, public group skates
  • MINIMUM SKILLS TEST
  • BUSINESS STRUCTURE non-profit corp etc. check Montana Secretary of State website for help with this decision
  • CREATE BYLAWS AND POLICY MANUAL talk to existing leagues and review forums

-Practice attendance
-Leadership positions and terms
-Code of conduct
-Non-compete agreements
-Probationary period for new skaters
-Grievance and conflict resolution
-Dues
-Primary health insurance requirements

  • INSURANCE   arrange liability insurance for the league

 

Fellow Roller Derby Leagues in Montana

MONTANA DERBY LEAGUES Contact City County Population as of 2012 Square Miles Average population per square mile
Hel’z Belles Facebook Helena Lewis and Clark 64,876 3498 18.5
Billings Roller Derby Dames Facebook Billings Yellowstone 151,882 2649 57
Magic City Rollers Facebook

Facebook Junior LeagueBillingsYellowstone151,882264957Gallatin Roller GirlzFacebookBozemanGallatin92,614263435Hellgate RollergirlsFacebookMissoulaMissoula 110,997261842Flathead Valley Roller Derby   (Big Mountain Misfits) KalispellFlathead91,633 525517Electric City Roller GrrrlZFacebookGreat FallsCascade81,723271130Dillon Derby Dames…Hopefully DillonBeaverhead9,346 55731.5

BEYOND THE BORDER…AND WAY BEYOND!

USEFUL INFO

Frequently Asked Skate  and Gear Questions

http://www.rollerderbydepot.com/FAQs.html

http://www.rollerderbyvb.com/2011/wheels/

http://blog.timesunion.com/rollerderby/anatomy-101-skate-plates/3964/

http://www.xsportsprotective.com/how-to-choose-roller-derby-helmet.html

http://www.xsportsprotective.com/roller-derby-protective-gear.html

All You Need to Know to Get Started in Roller Derby

(be sure to check out our local girls’ pages for their recommended links for gear!)

For (unofficial) info and external links

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roller_derby

Everything you need to know

http://www.derbylife.com/

Apparel

http://www.angryyoungandpoor.com/store/pc/viewCategories.asp?idCategory=533

http://wickedskatewear.com/leopardpussypants.aspx lol!

http://www.zazzle.com/roller+derby+clothing

http://www.rollergirlskates.com/apparel.aspx

http://www.etsy.com/search/handmade?q=roller+derby+clothing

http://dressderby.com/

Start Scrimmaging!

  • Start Scrimmaging
  • Training for refs
  • Separate into teams and elect captains
  • Develop a logo
  • Develop a website
  • Develop merchandise

WFTDA’S Apprentice Program

Eligible to apply once the group has 14+ skaters, skating 2+ hours per week together.

The Name Game!

International Rollergirls’ Master Roster

Guide to Choosing Your Roller Derby Name

Mia Psycho’s Roller Derby Name Generator

Derby Name – Wikipedia

Geek’s Guide to Roller Derby Names

36 Roller Derby Names That Should Exist

Derby Name Generator

Choosing the Perfect Roller Derby Name

Top 30 Tips For Choosing A Roller Derby Name

For Fun

Starting From Scratch

Be Sure To Clarify

Community Support

DOES DILLON HAVE AN HIGH ENOUGH POPULATION TO SUPPORT A SKATING RINK?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Montana_population_map.png

Build a Community Roller Skating Rink

Beaverhead County Demographics

http://geoinfo.montanastatelibrary.org/geography/geography-facts/area-of-montana-counties/

Rink Websites

https://www.mppd.org/facility/central-community-center

http://www.rinktime.com/

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