Roller Derby News: 💭May 21 - 27

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This Week in Roller Derby News:

Introducing the New WFTDA Rankings Platform

Part 1

Part 2: The Reworking of Processes

Part 3: The Rankings Conundrum

Part 4: The New WFTDA Rankings Website

Part 5: The Future

#ASKWFTDA with Michael Watson (creator of new platform)

A Public Update from the WFTDA Rules Committee


*basically, pinning or trapping limbs is illegal even when done with legal blocking and target zones

2019 MRDA Champs: Announcer Application


Bridging the Gap: Supporting Derby on a Global Level

Rose City Blog

What Is “Safe” Anyway?

Rule FiftySix Blog

Lindsey Watson Shares her Struggle with Mental Health

The Lovely Biertrix Podcast on WiSP Sports

Helmets and You

British Champs Blog

Power Through the 4th Whistle’s Podcast - 041 - In the Zone

Listen on iTunes

Derby Rocz Episode #201

Listen on Spreaker


Weekend Scores:

All info snagged from Flat Track Stats 🙌 Click the photo to go to the tournament FTS page.

Atlanta Round Robin

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Suomi Cup




Fundraiser Highlight: Okinawa Roller Derby (ORD) to Big island Brawl

This June, our All-Star team is traveling to Hilo, Hi to compete in The Big Island Brawl tournament against other similarly ranked WFTDA teams. We are looking forward to expanding our roller derby experience outside of the island of Okinawa and hope to improve our WFTDA league ranking. The All-Star team consists of skaters and coaches who are Japanese locals, teachers, military spouses, active duty military members serving in Okinawa, Japan. The cost of travel from Okinawa, Japan to Hawaii will exceed $18,000, with airfare being our greatest challenge. As a league, we try to offset as much of the required travel costs to our league members and their families as possible. Roller derby is an expensive sport with each league managed by the skater for the skater. This is where all of our wonderful fans, our ORD family and friends are able to support our derby dreams and adventures! With your help, the financial burden will be eased for the team and league. We've put in many hours of practice, endurance training and strategies, we are determined to make you all proud. We greatly appreciate any and all assistance you are able to provide in helping us achieve our goal of traveling to Hawaii where we plan to leave everything we have on the tournament track! Every contribution counts and we thank you for your continued support of our league and dreams!!



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