FAQ- what is Roller Derby?
Roller derby is a full contact sport. The basic rules are fairly simple, when you get into the tactics that's where it starts getting interesting
The object of the game is to score the most points by lapping opposing team members on the track. A roller derby game is called a Bout. Each Bout consists of multiple Jams. A Jam is a 2 minute period in which teams attempt to score points.
In any given Bout there are 14 rostered players per team; on track there are 5 players on each team:
1 Jammer – the point scorer (you can spot her by the star on her helmet)
3 Blockers – playing defense as part of the "Pack"
1 Pivot - plays defense, but is the leadership position in the pack, calling the shots and setting the pace (you can spot her by the stripe, front to back, on her helmet)
Roller Derby is played on an oval track with two competing teams.
The pivots & blockers from both teams skate together on the track to form a single pack.
Leeds Roller Dolls (LRD) is an all female, flat track roller derby league based in Leeds, Yorkshire, England. The team was formed in October/Halloween 2007. LRD were the first roller derby league in Yorkshire. LRD philosophy like much of the Roller Derby Community is "For the Skater; By the Skater". The Dolls competed in their first 4 bouts and first 2 Tournaments in 2009. 2010 saw their first official Bouting season run by the Leagues’ first established Committee, aptly named The Bout Committee.