Kicking Into High Gear, Even Higher Temps

Summer is almost upon us and we are receiving more and more requests from visiting skaters who want to drop by practices. The answer is always YES! But a few things to know before coming to skate with us:

[1] We practice outdoors on a coated concrete rink, be sure your wheels/gear are up to the damage.

[2] It is hot, hot, HOT on that concrete during our morning/midday practices. Bring lots of water for yourself, wear loose fitting light colored clothes, and bring a towel or yoga mat for warm ups because that concrete will burn.

[3] We are not WTFDA affiliated but are more than happy to email your league to let them know you practiced with us – for attendance requirements and the like.

[4] We require visiting skaters to fill out a one page emergency contact and liability release form which can be found here. However if you are visiting for the entire summer please go ahead and fill out a Membership Packet

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So You Think Derby Is All Fishnets and Hotness?

Roller derby is a full contact sport. It is not staged or choreographed. It is real.

Each and every day, all around the country [and the world] real women play real roller derby.

Many of us practice more than we sleep and spend more time in the rink than at work. We are dedicated to our sport, our league, and our teammates.

Our practices are physically demanding in preparation for a sport that doles out as many concussions as football.

Sure … we have fishnets, booty shorts, and bad attitudes. But we also have a drive within us that pushes us to be our best, to skate hard, to never give up, and to work as a team.

We are just as much athletes as any soccer, football, or baseball star. We just look better 😉

So next time you see a derby girl, look past the hotness to the the physical wonder that lies within each skater. Appreciate the hours of work she puts into making your experience awesome and the physical strength she displays on the track.

We live, breathe, and dream derby. Do you?

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Sunshine & League Applications

The rainy weather has been keeping our ladies inside, but the sun finally came out today!

While the weather kept us cooped up and restless our founding members made the best of the time off and voted on the Kill Devil Derby Brigade Mission Statement, Code of Conduct, Code of Ethics, and the Membership Application.

All of these are now available here on the site in the 2011 KDDB Membership Packet. If you are interested in becoming a part of the awesome sport that is roller derby, please fill this out and email it to us at killdevilderbybrigade@gmail.com.

Anne Grenade’s Insurance

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Getting On Track

The KDDB had an amazing practice last night; even with two of our founders and best motivators missing these ladies brought it with everything they had! For the first time in our history we skated on a laid out track [as close to regulation as two girls with string and chalk can make it] and it made all the difference.

Being able to see what a track would really look like motivated everyone to work harder, to be more conscience of themselves and others, and to be more assertive in their skating. This league has big hopes and big dreams; with the kind of motivation and passion they demonstrated last night we will surpass even the wildest of these notions. Here’s to the future!

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KDDB’s Inaugural Appearance

Kill Devil Derby Brigade made their first public appearance yesterday at the 22nd Annual Kelly’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Months of hard work and planning culminated in an amazing day for the league!

Upon arriving at the parade staging area, all of our derby girls and our awesome support staff had the float decorated in record time. We made the most of the beautiful albeit chilly day and once our skates starting rolling we forgot all about the wind and focused on the 10,000+ spectators waiting to see us roll by.

After skating a mile and a half from Nags Head Fishing Pier to Driftwood Drive,
Kill Devil Derby Brigade had slapped thousands of hands, distributed thousands of fliers, thrown 10+ bags of candy to eager children [and adults], and skated numerous laps around the float. We heard more times than anyone could count “Roller Derby? We have a roller derby team?” – “I didn’t know we had a roller derby team?” – “You girls are awesome!”.


We would like to thank all of the spectators who came out to see the parade and all of the fans who cheered for us, encouraged us, and showed their love for us with comments, emails, and friend requests! We may not have won any awards but from the looks of it we’ve won over the Outer Banks, and that is worth more than any prize.

Keep your eyes and ears open for more news about the Kill Devil Derby Brigade – we’re here to stay!

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T.G.I.F. Derby Style

Not only is it Friday, but today marks 2 days until our first public appearance at the Kelly’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade this weekend! We have been planning, painting, and poster making until our hands are numb and our brains are mush!

We hope to see everyone out there, it’s
supposed to be bright and sunny – and even
if it’s not SUCK IT UP! Derby is not always
sunshine and rainbows – most of the time it’s hip checks and face plants!

To entice you here are some tantalizing tidbits from this past weekend’s parade preparation.

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day from KDDB!

We hope everyone enjoys this day of Irish spirit and cheer. Wear your green! Or we’ll roll up and pinch you! To celebrate this amazing
day we leave you with an old Irish Blessing …

May those who love us love us.
And those that don’t love us,
May God turn their hearts.
And if He doesn’t turn their hearts,
May he turn their ankles,
So we’ll know them by their limping.

Happy St. Patty’s Day! See you all at the Parade on Sunday! Look for the gigantic roller skates and your favorite derby girls!

 

 

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