Bout Recap: Home Team Opener

Ten points decided the outcome of the Boston Derby Dames home season opener, Wicked Pissahs vs. the Nutcrackers. Both teams smashed their way through this killer bout, but the Nutcrackers came out on top, with a final score of 227-217.

Bout Recap: Home Team Championships

BDD’s 2013 Home Team season ended on December 14th, 2013 with two hard-fought bouts that determined the winner of the Golden Fez and the ranking of the third and fourth place teams. Despite a snowstorm outside, skaters turned up the

Bout Recap: Home Team Playoffs

On Saturday, November 16th, all four Boston Derby Dames home teams showed off tremendous skill and teamwork in an intense double header at the Shriners Auditorium in Wilmington. The first bout featured the Cosmonaughties (undefeated this season) against last season’s

How to Watch Roller Derby

Okay, so you’ve been to one or two bouts, you’ve maybe seen a rules demo, and you’ve watched skaters take a lot of left turns… but you don’t quite get what’s going on down there on the track. We’re here to fix that! Here’s some suggestions for how to get more out of watching a derby bout in ten fun and easy steps. Start at the top, and when you’re ready, move on to the next thing. Ready? Tweeeeeeeet…

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.