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About

Boom Town Derby Dames is a 501 (c)(3) non profit league that is dedicated to providing an opportunity for all women to challenge themselves physically through the sisterhood of roller derby while supporting and being supported by our community. 

Objectives

  • Support and Develop amateur athletes to promote competitive sport of Roller Derby
  • Operate as a non-profit organization, aid local charitable purposes and assist in community service
  • Encourage it's members to have a voice, offer help and suggestions that potentially strengthen BTDD
  • Have an open door policy when it comes to committee meeting
  • Interact with women from all walks of life
  • Encourage cooperation and minimize conflict
  • Utilize the natural strength, unity and drive of all women
  • Encourage members to have a hands-on DIY approach to the league
  • Promote the importance of roller derby safety, standards and athleticism
  • Create a league that is safe for members, promoting good will, camaraderie and teamwork

 

Practices are held at the Mat-Su Borough Gym at 350 East Dahlia aVenue, Palmer, AK 99645. 

Rookie & Rollergirl Practice: 

  • Tuesday, Thursday,  6-8pm

  • sUNDAY 11:30 am - 1:30 PM

New Skaters:

  • Wednesday 6-8pm

  • Sunday 10:00 am - 12:00 PM

Contact us at boomtownderbydames@yahoo.com or on Facebook so we can expect you.


 

New skater FAQ:

WHAT DO I NEED?

A mouth guard and good attitude, plus any skates, knee and elbow pads, wrist guards and a helmet you may have. Borrowed gear is available on a first-come, first-served basis until you can figure out what gear you need/want.

WHO CAN JOIN BOOM TOWN?

All skaters must be 18 or older, and female. Anyone 18 or older can join as referees, announcers, coaches, or other volunteers. Anyone of any age can help support the team through promoting, fundraising, sponsoring, and attending events and bouts.

DO I NEED ANY SPORTS EXPERIENCE TO PLAY ROLLER DERBY?

No. Roller derby is a physically demanding sport that requires speed, endurance, agility, strength, awareness and communication skills. The more in shape you are, the quicker you’re apt to pick up basic skating and derby skills, and the less likely you are to become injured. 

That said, many of our skaters never played sports until they discovered roller derby and have grown to be remarkable athletes. Since we only practice 2-3 times a week, we encourage skaters to work out and cross-train outside of our regular practices in order to stay in shape.