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.
Recruit Skaters and Officials
- 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.
- 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
-Leadership positions and terms
-Code of conduct
-Probationary period for new skaters
-Grievance and conflict resolution
-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||Helena||Lewis and Clark||64,876||3498||18.5|
|Billings Roller Derby Dames||Billings||Yellowstone||151,882||2649||57|
|Magic City Rollers|
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
Frequently Asked Skate and Gear Questions
(be sure to check out our local girls’ pages for their recommended links for gear!)
For (unofficial) info and external links
Everything you need to know
- Start Scrimmaging
- Training for refs
- Separate into teams and elect captains
- Develop a logo
- Develop a website
- Develop merchandise
Eligible to apply once the group has 14+ skaters, skating 2+ hours per week together.
The Name Game!
DOES DILLON HAVE AN HIGH ENOUGH POPULATION TO SUPPORT A SKATING RINK?