Dallas Derby Devils are on the move

Dallas Derby Devils are on the move

It's with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to a rink that has served as our home for so long, but with great excitement that we announce a our new association.

Together as One: Dallas Derby Devils and The Rolling Rebellion

Together as One: Dallas Derby Devils and The Rolling Rebellion

As the 2019 season approaches, The Dallas Derby Devils would like to announce the exciting integration of The Rolling Rebellion Junior Roller Derby League. This transition will be smooth, with Rolling Rebellion board members transitioning to Junior League Officials for DDD by the start of the new season. Skating together as one league means many new changes for both leagues. DDD will now be integrating Rolling Rebellion into their practices, monthly games, and community impact events. The junior skaters will still compete under JRDA, The Junior Roller Derby Association, as the Devils serve as mentors and help lead them on and off the track.

Rolling Rebellion

Since 2011 The Rolling Rebellion has established themselves in the DFW area as a Junior Roller Derby League with hard working and dedicated skaters. These young girls and boys, between the ages of 7-17, practice in Lewisville and have their own Travel Team that competes across the nation. Having been nationally ranked the last three years, The Rolling Rebellion is a league you just don’t want to mess with. Rolling Rebellion currently has 27 skaters and has an in-depth training program to welcome all skill levels. The Dallas Derby Devils are lucky to have such a committed group of skaters join their league. Fans can expect to see great things from these leagues coming together as one; from merging of practices and games as well as helping to impact the community together. This is an exciting move for skaters and fans alike. Clover Cup in March 2019 is right around the corner and Rolling Rebellion will be hitting the track alongside the DDD All-Stars.

October 2018: Skater of the Month

October 2018: Skater of the Month

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Painapple Express #19, Wrecking Crew

What prompted you to get involved in roller derby?

I was turning 30 and I have never had a lot of self confidence. I went to a game because I met Pound at the roller rink and he told me about DDD, my husband and I went to a game that weekend and were hooked. 

How did you come up with your derby name?

I have a pineapple tattoo. It kind of just happened. 

What's the most rewarding aspect of playing the game? 

I love that people are out being themselves and loving it.  The last home game had Crew and Hotties competing for 3rd and during half time and before the game skaters were dancing together. On the jam line we laugh and joke. And I know there is a video of skaters dancing to Tina Turner's Rolling. People just having fun. It’s amazing. 

Is there anything you're scared to try?

Skating in a bowl. I want to try it so bad and I am working on the courage. I want to do a hoho before I am unable to skate.  

What position are you most comfortable playing? 

I feel most comfortable blocking. I tend to not breathe when I jam. 

A big misconception is that all derby players are "tough broads" and not at all feminine. What would you tell them? 

It probably wouldn't be lady like.

What are your non-derby hobbies/activities/hidden talents? 

I crochet and sew. I am working on learning how to write my own clothing patterns. 

What's one thing you can't leave the house without? 

My car keys. I forget about everything else. I even showed up to practice without skates recently. 

If you could choose one skill in roller derby to perfect in an hour, what would it be and why?

Lateral movements. It is what I am currently working on to be a better offensive player. 

If you could go back and talk to yourself as a newbie skater, what advice would you give her?

Not to worry what other people think. It's good practice for life too. 

September 2018: Skater of the Month

September 2018: Skater of the Month

Huckleberry Gin #918, Slaughterers

How did you come up with your derby name?

Mark Twain? Booze? Seemed like a no-brainer. Though to be fair I was aiming for a Harry Potter related name first, and then I met the girl with the name (Mischief Managed). My number is more personal, it’s the area code where I was born and raised.

Do you have any pre-bout rituals?

Pre-Bout Waffles. Homemade, and accompanied by a breakfast spread that would make professional eaters blush.

August 2018: Skater of the Month

August 2018: Skater of the Month

Haun Solo #14, High Seas Hotties

What's the most rewarding aspect of playing the game?

Being a part of a team and the camaraderie. I have been involved in organized sports since I was 4 (soccer, volleyball, tennis, flag football). I love it and I need it.

If you could choose one skill in roller derby to perfect in an hour, what would it be and why?

I’d like to be able to hit a player into the air twice my size.

July 2018: Skater of the Month

July 2018: Skater of the Month

Maul Tease #9, Suicide Shifters

What prompted you to get involved in roller derby?

I lost my father to brain cancer, and then went through a bad break up with my boyfriend, and I was looking for something to help me find my inner strength. I was actually part of knitting group called "Sweet Stitching Bettys" in Ft Lauderdale, FL and one of the girls played roller derby. After I found out about the sport I was hooked. This was 2009.

How did you come up with your derby name?

I am an animal lover and work with a rescue group. All of my pets are rescued. One of my dogs was a Maltese named Winter. She was an awesome dog with a strong will to live. She was in a wheel chair for a while but learned to walk again. My derby name Maul Tease is named after her.

June 2018: Skater of the Month

June 2018: Skater of the Month

RETRO DOLLY #7, DEATH ROW RUMBLERS

What prompted you to get involved in roller derby? 

It’s really not an exciting story. Roller derby is something I’ve always wanted to do, so one day I just decided I would do it. Why keep wishing and start doing! 

How did you come up with your derby name? 

I kept coming up with scary sounding names at first but that just didn’t seem to fit me. I wanted a name that was a reflection of my personality. I like pin up and vintage and somehow Retro Dolly just popped in my head. It’s also something I wouldn’t mind being called in front of other people. 

May 2018: Skater of the Month

May 2018: Skater of the Month

Ravenous Bliss #88, Wrecking Crew

How did you come up with your derby name?

Have you seen me eat? I LOVE eating and my appetite is voracious. Most of my happiness involves food and if my appetite is satisfied, which is difficult at times, it’s complete bliss. 

What's the most rewarding aspect of playing the game?

The most rewarding aspect of playing the game is to see what you are capable of accomplishing on the track. Skaters invest a significant amount of time training. It’s truly amazing to see how their hard work transpires during gameplay.

April 2018: Skater of the Month

April 2018: Skater of the Month

ZoëKat Karma - Non-Skating Official / Medic-Hate-Her - Skating Official

This month we're celebrating National Volunteer Week April 15th - April 21st by highlighting two of our officials. 

ZoëKat Karma - Before becoming current head of Team Dominion and lead NSO, ZoëKat skated for The High Seas Hotties.

Medic-Hate-Her - Medic has been with DDD as a skating official for several years.

March 2018: Skater of the Month

March 2018: Skater of the Month

Dudley #10, The Slaughterers

What's the most rewarding aspect of playing the game?

The most rewarding aspect of playing derby is that you will quickly realize that you are going to be faced with a lot of challenges and sometimes it feels like you’ll never be able to get over the obstacles.

A big misconception is that all derby players are "tough broads" and not at all feminine. What would you tell them?

I feel like the biggest misconception is that you can’t be a tough broad and also feminine!