The object of Roller Derby is simple. Each team is trying to score more points than the opposition. Points are awarded when the offensive player from one team, known as the jammer, laps a member of the opposing team.
Keeping this in view, is roller derby fake?
For a long time, many people did not believe roller derby was a real sport. They thought it was like professional wrestling, because it had fake fighting and other things for TV. But in 2002, a group of women in Austin, Texas started playing it as a real game, with nothing fake.
Subsequently, question is, where can I watch roller derby?
You can watch roller derby live online through our streaming site WFTDA.tv, or join us live every Wednesday at 6pm ET for Watch Party Wednesdays on our Twitch channel Twitch.tv/WFTDA.
How dangerous is Roller Derby?
Injuries happen, but I played for years and most other players would not expect mobility-threatening injuries to happen once every few years, or even at all. Here are some stats I found for roller derby: Out of 1070 respondents, 574 (~54%) reported an injury that kept them from participation on one or more occasions.
Is roller derby hard?
Roller derby appears hard because you're travelling at speed on rollerskates and making contact with other players. It's a good idea to learn how to skate forwards and stop safely before trying anything more complicated.