Austin Texas Roller Derby | Texas Rollergirls » Jr. Derby News, training tips, events, and other information from the Texas Rollergirls Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:43:57 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Enrollment for Summer Junior Camps is now open Fri, 10 May 2013 22:24:49 +0000 The Texas Rollergirls Junior bootcamps are now open for registration for girls ages 8-17. Summer roller derby camps are scheduled for the following Sundays:

June 16, 2013 1pm-4pm
July 28, 2013 1pm-4pm
August 18, 2013 1pm-4pm

Register NOW!

The Millennium Youth Entertainment Complex
1156 Hargrave Street, Austin, Texas 78702

Cost for each date: $30

Beginner / Intermediate skaters will learn basic skills, falls, and footwork. Advanced skaters will focus more on strategy, rules, ref signals, and more advanced technique.

Register for Advanced if your daughter:
1. is 11-17 years old AND has at least 2 full sessions of experience
2. was in the Advanced group last session
3. has been approved by the head trainer(s)

Register for Beginner / Intermediate if your daughter:
1. is 8-10 years old
2. is a beginner of any age 8-17
3. is any age between 8-17 and has less than 2 full sessions of experience

Learn more about the Texas Rollergirls Junior Derby program



If you need to buy gear: Local shop is Medusa’s skates (tell Glitter we sent you) or online

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May 11 – Junior Derby Exhibition! Wed, 01 May 2013 17:42:39 +0000 We are beyond proud to announce that our Texas Rollergirls Junior League will be playing an exhibition bout at halftime of this Saturday’s ALL-STAR bout at the Austin Convention Center!

Our juniors will face off against the Ann Richards School team! Texas Rollergirls Junior League is open to young women ages 8-17 – click here for more information on the league and how to join!

Come out this Saturday to see the ALL-STAR double header and get to see the BONUS Juniors exhibition bout! Get tickets here and remember that kids 12 & under are always FREE — we pride ourselves on being family-friendly. Serious sport. Serious fun.

Our Junior Roller Derby League is run by the Texas Rollergirls and these young athletes are trained by our premier league skaters. Roller derby is sport that apart from being a blast, teaches athleticism, fitness, endurance, team work, friendship, sportsmanship and perseverance. These junior skaters learn basic skating and safe-contact skills then graduate to full-contact and strategic roller derby. Some of these young women have been with our program since it was founded in 2008 and we have been lucky enough to watch their progression. We can’t wait to cheer for them this Saturday… Please join us in showing these amazing athletes what it feels like for 2,000+ people to cheer for them!

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Bratstravaganza 2012 Thu, 12 Jul 2012 17:39:39 +0000 The Austin Derby Brats are the living, breathing, skating future of roller derby and we are always excited to have them play at our bouts. They’re smart, they’re tough, and let’s face it, they’re super adorable!

The Star of Texas Bowl is all about showcasing the best of the best in roller derby, so it’s only fitting that when our Brats appear at the event, they’ll be joined by junior derby skaters from other leagues. We’re delighted to welcome skaters from Corpus Christi, TX and Atlanta, GA, to hit the track in front of a screaming crowd at the Austin Convention Center.

The juniors will play in two mash-up teams, with skaters from all the different leagues on each team, and the game will kick off on Sunday at 1.30pm. Don’t miss this! You’ll literally be getting in on the ground floor of history.

Just as a reminder, your $20 tournament 2-day pass gets you access to all the derby action happening across the weekend: the six competitive bouts of the tournament, plus two bonus bouts — the Bratstravaganza on Sunday and the Firing Squad’s game on Saturday. It’s amazing value!

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April 21 – WHAT A NIGHT! Thu, 26 Apr 2012 16:20:30 +0000 In what is surely one of the most unpredictable seasons in Texas Rollergirls history, the second bout saw the first win since early last season for the Honky Tonk Heartbreakers in the closest game in recent memory, while the Hell Marys continue their season undefeated. Fans were treated to not only premier-level skating by their favorite home teams, but also mini-bouts from the Austin Derby Brats, our junior league for girls aged 8-17, who skated during half-time of both premier games.


The night started as our celebrity whistleblower, Olympian Leo Manzano (aka ‘Track and Feared’), blew the first whistle for the first game, which turned out to be an edge-of-your-seat experience with three lead changes and a two-point differential in the final score.


During the first bout, the Honky Tonk Heartbreakers in gingham bested the Hotrod Honeys in an edge-of-your-seat experience rife with penalty woes keeping the Bar 96 Penalty Box company throughout the game. Both teams played heavy defense, setting up walls of three or four skaters focused on trapping and containing the opposing jammer, but rarely did either team have a full pack on the track.

The Hotrods held on to an early lead during the first seven jams of the game thanks to top jammers Olivia Shootin’ John and Hauss the Boss. Sophomore Kitty Karnage issued the first lead change of the night, earning a whopping 15 points for the gals in gingham bringing the score to 15-19, Heartbreakers.


Rookie jammer Flash Gorgeous capitalized on a full Hotrod penalty box to score 24 points in the 11th jam while Nae Slayer accumulated another 20 points for the Heartbreakers. The Hotrods caught a second wind and held the Heartbreakers at 78 points during the last four jams of the period leaving the halftime score 78-58 in favor of the Heartbreakers.


In jam 11 during the second half, the Hotrods exploited a full Heartbreaker penalty box while Olivia Shootin’ John racked up an impressive 29-point-jam resulting in the second lead-change of the game, 108-91. The last ten minutes of the game saw a tight point margin with both jammers chipping away at the score, bringing the game to 134-123 in favor of the Hotrods with 42 seconds left on the clock. A devastating major penalty on Olivia Shootin’ John gave the Heartbreakers a power jam and an opportunity to cinch a win. The crowd boomed as Sarah Hipel, skating unopposed, rounded the pack twice ending with a final score of 134-136 giving the Heartbreakers their first win of the season. The Honky Tonk Heartbreakers will meet the disco diva Hustlers in the next home bout.


In the headlining bout, the Hustlers suffered their second defeat of the season to the Hell Marys, who topped the reigning champs by almost 100 points. This game saw the return of Curvette, long-time Hustler and captain of the all-star Texecutioners.


The Hustlers started strong, with the Killa Sal Monella putting an unanswered three points on the board during the first jam. The skaters in plaid amped up their dynamic defense, allowing the disco divas to score only one additional point in the first eight jams while Hell Mary jammers Sinnerfold and Smarty Pants racked up points leading to the first and only lead change of the night, 33-4.

Veteran jammer Kat A Killzem and recent transfer Polly Gone racked up dozens more points while the Hells’ defense held the Hustler jammers to single-digit jams. The real Babe Ruthless closed the first half scoring 5 more points for purple, though the Hell Marys lead 93-29 at halftime.


After another hard-hitting exhibition by the Austin Derby Brats, the second half was a more refined version of the first with the Hell Marys defense shutting down each Hustler jammer with a dynamic wall of blockers. Their jammers juked around the gals in purple, widening their lead by picking up a handful of points each jam.

The Hell Mary pack held the Hustlers at 38 points for five jams in the middle of the period while Kat A Killzem, Luce Bandit and Polly Gone collectively brought the score to 38-113 with 17 minutes left in the game. Penalty problems plagued the purple team as major penalties were issued leaving their pack short in the next three jams.

Over the next several jams, the Hell Marys systematically trapped the Hustler jammer and offered offensive help to their own, bringing the final score to 69-165. The Hell Marys remain undefeated this season and take on the Hotrod Honeys on June 2nd.

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As usual, the on-track action was only half the fun. We retired our t-shirt slingshots this game — it turns out that the rollergirls couldn’t quite master the technique and opted to work on their pitching arms instead — but we still slung plenty of swag into the stands, and our Best Seats winners had a great time on the Lustre Pearl and Clive Bar couches. There were also a huge number of visiting skaters and ‘derby family’ in the stands, hailing from all over the United States — and the world, with a few of our pals from the Victorian Roller Derby League in Melbourne, Australia, coming to pay the Hotrod Honeys a return visit after their down-under swing last summer.

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The next Texas Rollergirls bout of the season is on May 19, when our Texecutioners take on the visiting Wheels of Justice, Portland’s all-star team. Keep an eye on our blog for a feature preview of this exciting game!

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Get involved! Thu, 05 Jan 2012 17:32:18 +0000 This month there are so many ways to get involved with the Texas Rollergirls – where do you fit in??


Saturday, January 7th, at 3pm at Key Bar – Ref & NSO Recruitment

Are you a stickler for the rules? Do you find yourself screaming out wrong calls to the refs during bouts? Do you look great in black & white? Reffing might be for you! This is for anyone & everyone who is interested in joining our amazing officials corps – without officials (both on and off skates) we absolutely cannot have derby! This is a wonderful way to get involved. All adults 18 and over are welcome to come to this meeting to find out more.


Monday, January 16th, at 7pm at Scholz Garten – Announcer Tryouts

This is an open audition for all adults, 18 and up, who want to get behind the mic at a Texas Rollergirls home bout! We’re looking for energetic, outgoing individuals. You’ll be asked to speak on a topic of your choice for a few minutes, and then we’ll show some derby footage and you’ll be asked to announce the play-by-play. Derby knowledge and announcing experience isn’t required! We’ll be picking a handful of people for this – and then finding the perfect place for them in our announcing crew as we get closer to the season!


Adult Rec League Sign Ups 

Whether you’re wanting to learn the rules to try out for the premier league or haven’t been on skates since you were 12, this is the place for you! Our rec league has an A, B, C, and primer division so no matter where your skill level is, you’ll fit in perfectly with other women who want to play for the love of derby! Sign up NOW because the season starts January 22nd!


Derby Brats Season

Calling all junior skaters! Our derby Brats season is beginning February 7! All girls, at any skill level, age 8-17 are encouraged to sign up! This is a great sport for girls and young women, and registration is open NOW! Sign up your junior skater today!



2012 Season Tickets – ON SALE NOW!

Want to sit back, enjoy the game and only be involved on the sidelines? We’ve got our 2012 season tickets on sale now! Our VIP Smack Packs are also on sale and you’ll get VIP treatment from the skaters and early entry into the Convention Center to find your perfect spot in our awesome VIP seating section – right behind the crash bumpers on the track for an unobstructed view!

We’re going to be on the look out for our 2012 SUPER FAN – could that be you?? Dress up, make noise, write signs, and be loud! At the end of the 2012 season we’ll be awarding one fan with the coveted title of Texas Rollergirl Super Fan! Get your screaming voice ready now, and buy your season tickets so that you’re sure to be at every game!

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Registration open for Junior Derby camps Mon, 27 Jun 2011 00:10:23 +0000 Enrollment for 2011 Summer Derby Camps is now open!

Summer derby camps are scheduled for 11 am to 2 pm at the Millennium Youth Entertainment Complex on the following Saturdays:  July 23, and August 27.

Enrollment is limited to the first 45 skaters that complete the registration form and payment.

Skaters of all skill levels who are ages 8-17 years old are welcome to participate. Skaters must wear ALL protective equipment when participating in practices and scrimmages. Required protective equipment: helmet, wrist guards, elbow pads, knee pads, mouth guard, quad (not inline) roller skates, and a reusable water bottle.


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Austin Derby Brats Spring Session is Full! Wed, 23 Feb 2011 22:41:25 +0000 Our junior derby program is more popular than ever this year!
Unfortunately this means that we’ve exceeded our enrollment
expectations and can no longer take any more skaters into the league.

We will be offering 3-hour junior derby bootcamps one day in June,
July, and August. The 2011 Fall Session will be during September
through December. We hope you’ll consider joining us in future

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Enrollment is now open for the Austin Derby Brats! Mon, 07 Feb 2011 20:24:00 +0000 Enrollment is now open for the Austin Derby Brats, Texas Rollergirls junior roller derby league. The Austin Derby Brats invite girls of all skill-levels between the ages of 8 and 17 to join. Practices are on Thursdays from 6 to 8:30 pm and Sundays from 9:30 to 11 am at the Millennium Youth Entertainment Complex from February 17 to May 29, 2011. Registration deadline is February 27, 2011.

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