Top 5 Reasons Why Junior Roller Derby is Good For Adult Leagues

For the love of all things derby, starting a junior roller derby program will benefit your adult league in the short and long term, if you nurture it.

Growing Your Talented Skating Pool

Remember when you started playing roller derby?
Wouldn’t it be great to NOT have to teach as many newbys to skate, rather work on Roller Derby skills instead?

Growing Skating Ref and NSO Pool

These skaters are aging out of the program and knowing the RULES of roller derby! 
Wouldn’t it be great to not have to worry about the quality of the staff at your bouts?

Growing Your Fan Base
Do you want to create a die-hard fan base?
Do you want to be part of someone’s every day life?
Do you want to fill those seats in your skating venue?
Do you like earning MONEY from these efforts?

All About the Benjamins!
Skater Suzie and Skater Eric are die hard fans of YOUR league.  They want to be you some day, but to be a part of what you are a part of today, they spend their PARENTS’ money on Merchandise, Tickets, ANYTHING that has to do with your league!

Doing GOOD in your Neighborhood
Supporting youth sports is very important. Not only does it promote exercise and healthy living for our youth; it also promotes unity and working towards a positive goal.
For kids, it also boosts their self confidence.
Youth sports also stimulates the youth to think strategically and logically.

What were you doing when you were between the ages of 12 & 18? 
Imagine if you were involved in roller derby in middle school and high school…..what would that have done for you?


The Big "Roller Derby" Picture
Increases sport awareness between generations!
Brings the idea of roller derby merging into the main stream of sports a little closer!

Have you seen any junior bouts? 
There are some leagues who are new, others who are in their 2nd to 3rd year and then there are those leagues who can compete at the WFTDA level NOW and be extremely competitive and possibly win!

About The Author

DOB: 1/4/1975

About JRDA The Junior Roller Derby Association (JRDA) a public non-profit educational and amateur sports organization that is dedicated to advancing the growth of roller derby through the standardization of rules and goals for existing and new leagues.

The mission of JRDA is to nurture bold self-confidence in youth by developing teamwork and athletic ability while treasuring individuality within a culture of integration, encouragement, and service to others.

JRDA partners with competitive & recreational junior leagues, communities & schools, mentors & families; to empower youth through the international sport of roller derby.

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