Enid Roller Girls vs. South Central Roller Girls
Oct 06, 2018
301 S Independence St
Catch the buzz as the Enid Roller Girls put on an electrifying dance of athleticism and grace as jammers and blockers race against each other, the South Central Roller Girls and the clock.
Formed in 2010, the Enid Roller Girls became the first (and only) league in Enid. As a non-profit league, each dedicated member has to “pay to play” with their monthly dues covering practice space, game day production and other league costs. Through their hard work, dedication and a rigorous training schedule, the Enid Roller Girls have crafted a family oriented league which became sanctioned as a full member of the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association, or WFTDA in 2013.
Challenging and hard-hitting, the modern sport of Flat Track Derby is governed by the WFTDA. Established in 2001, this organization provides a standardized set of rules and safety guidelines for each league and creates a platform for national competition.
From skating rinks to event centers or even parking lots, derby matches (called bouts) can be held on any skateable surface. Each bout consists of two thirty minute halves with each half being further broken down into two-minute shifts or jams.
Essentially, each jam is a full-contact race on skates. Once the whistle blows, the Roller Girls’ jammer struggles to fight her way through the opposing team’s four blockers, scoring points off each one she passes before the timer runs out.