Roller Derby Injuries
Roller derby is a full contact sport. Although players train to play safe and wear safety equipment nearly every person who plays gets an injury ranging from scrapes and bruises to broken bones. Safety gear does not protect from breaking bones, it reduces impact and hopefully prevents skin from being left on the track. Players should have medical insurance and have a job that will understand when you show up with bruises, with a cast or using crutches. This is not meant to scare or deter anyone. It is just a fact that playing a full contact sport on roller skates can lead to concussions, broken bones, scars, and other injuries. Watch the video below to see some of the injuries endured by some of the badass roller derby players we have skated with who played roller derby all over the World.
You may ask why would anyone want to play a game where they get injured like this? Roller derby uses strategy and physical strength giving players such a fulfilling feeling when they play because they are using their minds and their bodies. Because training and playing roller derby is dangerous it requires being present in the moment whenever on skates. It is a liberating escape from daily problems and worries because what you are doing moment to moment while on skates is your focus. Roller derby is not just a sport or a game, it is a lifestyle. Training to play roller derby is empowering, fun, scary and life changing. Give it a try and see what awesomeness in yourself roller derby can bring out. (hopefully not a lot of blood)