Diary of a Redliner: Practice, practice, practice

Our Training and Recreation program is divided up into three levels, each named after a line on Boston’s T: the Red line, Green line, and C Team (T-Wrecks). As skaters progress, they move up each level and learn new roller derby and skating skills. To help prospective skaters get a sense of our program, we asked Green line skater Kat Setzer if she would keep a blog as she goes through the program. Here’s her entry on starting practice.

Diary of a Redliner: Put down the fishnets and pick up good gear

Our Training and Recreation program is divided up into three levels, each named after a line on Boston’s T: the Red line, Green line, and C Team (T-Wrecks). As skaters progress, they move up each level and learn new roller derby and skating skills. To help prospective skaters get a sense of our program, we asked Green line skater Kat Setzer if she would keep a blog as she goes through the program. Here’s her entry on picking up your first set of gear.

Gear Check: SISU Saves Your Derby Smile

Gear Check: SISU Saves Your Derby Smile

Finding the right gear is hard. Finding the right gear that’s perfect for you? Even harder. We asked our skaters to write about their favorite gear in hopes of making everyone’s search a little easier. This week: Annie Malistick (Sticky) chats about her favorite thing to put in her mouth during practice—her Sisu mouthguard.

Cheer on your teams!

One of our favorite things about playing roller derby is how invested our fans get into representing the league and our home teams. So, if you want to announce to the world (or Facebook) just how much you love the Boston Derby Dames, we’ve got some Facebook headers for you to use.

Boston’s Coming.

One sleep ’till ECDX. Time to get excited (and what better way to do so than to watch last year’s awesome roster video from Tears for Phearsome?). Don’t forget: WFTDA.tv will be live streaming ALL sanctioned games this weekend. Even

Cheer the Boston Way

Cheer the Boston Way

So, if you’ve never seen one of our bouts before, here’s a primer on our favorite BDD cheer. Step one: Yell “BOSTON, BOSTON!” Step two: Wave your hands up in the air like they’re giant lobster claws and yell “PINCH