Derby Moms & Daughters: I.M. McShovin and Alotta Moves

Who said roller derby wasn’t a family affair?

In honor of Mother’s Day this month, SFVRD will be highlighting and giving a “shout out” to all the awesome mothers who set amazing examples for their daughters.  So much so that sometimes their daughters decide to get in on the action, too.

(Are they not the cutest ever?)


Meet I.M. McShovin and her 15-year-old daughter Alotta Moves (who plays on our Junior league!).  When Alotta was asked what she likes most about playing roller derby, she said, “I love roller derby for the tough contact sport it is and that I get to travel and hang out with my mom.”

Yep, you read that right.  A 15-year-old publicly admitting she LIKES hanging out with her mom. What is it with kids these days?

And what does Shovie say about Alotta playing?

I LOVE that my daughter plays roller derby. I feel roller derby is allowing and showing my daughter how to grow up to be a strong, tough and athletic young lady. I also feel it has had an increasingly positive change in our lives by bringing my daughter and I closer together in our relationship. We spend a lot of travel and game time together. The silly derby quotes, camaraderie, and lifestyle that we both have adapted to and love living by.

Happy Mother’s Day Shovie and Alotta!

Interested in playing roller derby with your daughter? Email for more information!

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