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R is for Roller Derby. At least for me it is.
I had another anniversary this week and it was my 1 year mark of taking the plunge into this highly addictive sport.
I know I mention it sometimes on my blog. I also know that not a lot of people understand what the heck is going on in a roller derby bout, so today I thought I would give you a crash course.
First of all, a game of roller derby is called a bout. If you refer to it as a game or a match, people will know what you're talking about, but the technical term is bout.
The object of the sport is for the Jammer to pass members of the opposing team on the track to score points. The Jammer wears a star on her helmet:
Each team has four blockers on the track. They want to stop the other team's Jammer from scoring points, while also trying to help their Jammer get through.
The blockers from the opposing teams make up what is referred to as the pack.
Jammers want to get through the pack to score points, blockers want to stop Jammers from getting through the pack. Simple, right?
Not really, there is a whole lot of strategy to this game that I am still trying to catch up on. Most of the time I will just look for a more experienced girl on my team and do what she's doing.
I understand the object of the game and I get it when I am watching it, but something happens when you are out on that track. Everything is faster, quicker, and harder.
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Overall it's good exercise and a lot of fun. If you have a roller derby league in your area, I encourage you to go see a bout. It's a great sport to watch and the fans tend to be just as fun as the players.
You can also look up bouts online, there are tons of roller derby videos. But I prefer my sports live and in person.
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