Balsam Mountain Roller Girls

Haywood county's first womens flat track roller derby team located in Waynesville, Western North Carolina

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recruitment2Are you dreaming of a much needed change from everyday life and responsibilities? Have you ever wanted to explore your adventurous side and do something a little extreme but you didn’t know what or how? Well, now is your chance to deliver yourself from mediocrity!

Roller Derby of today is not like that of the 60’s and 70’s where players sprinted around a banked track at breakneck speeds trying to kill one another. Today’s roller derby is a serious sport combining strategy, athleticism and team work. Leagues, both adult and junior (male & female), are gaining in popularity as more people want to participate in a team sport but not necessarily the “traditional” sports.

Roller Derby is played by two teams of five players. Each team designates one team member as “the jammer” while the other four are called blockers. The game is called a “bout” which is played in 2 periods of 30 minutes. Point scoring occurs during the “jam” that lasts up to two minutes. During a jam, points are scored when a jammer passes members of the opposite team. Each team’s blockers use body contact, changing positions and other tactics to assist it’s jammer to score while hindering the opposing team’s jammer.

While it’s a competitive game, a thrill to watch and a blast to play, it’s just as much about the community, camaraderie and team spirit as it is about the sport. The Balsam Mountain Roller Girls team currently has women from 18-50 years old from all walks of life; CNAs, stay at home moms, web designers, a Detective, a local OB/GYN practitioner and more. Roller Derby is the fastest growing sport in the World and attracts players of all ages, body types and skill levels. It’s also enjoyable for those who don’t skate or just want to get in on the action from the side lines. Coaches, referees, stat keepers, event planners, cheerleaders, volunteers, etc. are needed. If you are interested in becoming involved with derby in any way please contact us at 828-246-9124, email info@BalsamMountainRollerGirls.com  or visit our Facebook page for more information: www.Facebook.com/BalsamMountainRollerGirls

Sundays 6:30pm

Mondays 6:30pm

Thursdays 6:30pm

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