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Derby 2.0: SVRG’s MicroChicks Defeat the Fallin’ Angels

Derby 2.0 and Fallin’ Angels, Photo by Adrienne O’Keefe

MicroChicks and Fallin’ Angels, Photo by Adrienne O’Keefe

What a game! The final score was 99-89 in favor of Silicon Valley’s MicroChicks in the March 11th bout against Resurrection Roller Girls’ Fallin’ Angels in Rohnert Park, California. SVRG wants to thank our gracious hosts for a great time! To remember the event, the Resurrection team gave all of our girls dog tags stamped with both team names.

Unleasha Moore (one of the Derby 2.0 coaches) reported, “The skaters did a fantastic job of working together and communicating in the pack. Plus the jammers killed it for sure! There were so many lead changes and all the girls who jammed gave it their all!” Derby 2.0 coaches Belle Wringer, Mongoose, and Unleasha Moore helped the team prepare for their victory and are looking forward to the rest of the season.

Interested in Joining Derby 2.0?

Derby 2.0, SVRG’s junior derby league, is for girls aged 7-17, and is divided into two teams. The MicroChicks (skaters aged 7-10) learn the basics of derby without hitting; blocking is strictly positional. The Web Bruisers (ages 11-17) engage in full-contact play once the coaches feel they’re ready. Skaters 18 and older can try out for the adult league. Derby 2.0 coach Unleasha Moore was the first skater to graduate from junior derby to roster for the KillaBytes and is happy to be mentoring her former teammates in her new role.

Derby 2.0 has grown since the first practice in June of 2010, to a full roster of 30 skaters. Many of the original girls are still skating with the league and hope to follow in Unleasha’s tracks.

If you’re interested in being a part of the present and future of derby, send us an email at juniorderby@svrollergirls.com.

2012 Bout Schedule
*subject to change

April 1: MicroChicks vs. Santa Cruz Saltwater Sassies (at San Jose Skate)
May 5: Web Bruisers vs. Seattle Derby Brats (at Roosevelt Park)
June 10: SVRG Derby 2.0 vs. SVRG Derby 2.0 (at San Jose Skate)
July 21: Double Header vs. San Fernando Valley (at Roosevelt Park)
Aug. 19: MicroChicks vs. TBD (at San Jose Skate)
Sept. 9: MicroChicks vs. Santa Cruz Saltwater Sassies (at Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium)
Oct. 21: SVRG Derby 2.0 vs. TBD (at San Jose Skate)
Nov. 11: Web Bruisers vs. Hollister Jr. Derby Girls (at San Jose Skate)

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Silicon Valley Roller Girls at Hot San Jose Nights

The Silicon Valley Roller Girls are being featured at Hot San Jose Nights this July, so don’t miss out on all the crazy fun!

Hot San Jose Nights is a classic car event featuring an Autorama, Show-n-Shine, Collector Car Auction, Swap Meet, Cruises, Prom, Drive-In Movies, and many more happenings from Wednesday, July 6th through Sunday, July 10th.  There’s an incredible amount of activities available for the entire family, making it one of the summer’s do-not-miss events!

Catch SVRG during the following HSJN festivities:

  • Mon. July 4th at 10am – Red, White, and Blue Parade downtown San Jose!
  • Fri. July 8th at 5:45pm – The Cruise to the Drive-In leaves Santa Clara County Fairgrounds for a showing of American Graffiti and Grease, as well as music by The Hot Rods Band!
  • Sat. July 9th – SVRG Junior Derby Bout at 12noon and SVRG’s Adults at 4pm
  • Sun. July 10th – SVRG Junior Derby Bout at 12noon and SVRG’s Adults at 4pm

Get your one-day passes for only $10 which includes admission to all HSJN festivities for Saturday and/or Sunday, including our exhibition bouts!  Tickets are available from your local derby girls but they’ll be gone in no time! Email PR@svrollergirls.com to find out when and where you can pick yours up!

For complete ticketing information and passes to attend all of the exciting activities all week long, go to Hot San Jose Night’s website.

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Derby 2.0 Is Recruiting Junior Derby Skaters

Do you know a girl between the ages of 7 and 17 who wants to play roller derby? Forward this flyer and have her contact Coach Chanasaw at juniorderby@svrollergirls.com.

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Derby 2.0 Hits the Road

Derby 2.0's Micro Chics waiting for equipment check. Photo by John Kovak

The Silicon Valley Roller Girls’ junior derby girls, Derby 2.0, took their talent on the road recently as they traveled to participate in the Easter Bash Open Scrimmage hosted by Visalia Junior Derby on April 9th. This event was the first chance for many of our MicroChicks and Web Bruisers to participate in bouts playing with and against other league members.

Web Bruiser's G-Force blocking for team white as her teammate Sissy Space Case blocks for black. Photo by John Kovak

Scrimmage teams were mixed (made up of players from various leagues) and there were both positional and full contact bouts.  Events like these are a great opportunity for all the girls to gain experience with bouting in a fun and non-competitive way.  SVRG and Coach Chanasaw would like to give a special “Thanks!” to the parents who made the drive, supplied snacks, and continuously support our Junior Derby program!

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Derby 2.0 and KillaBytes, April 2nd

The Silicon Valley Roller Girls’ Derby 2.0 Host Debut Home Bout with the KillaBytes on Saturday, April 2nd!

The Silicon Valley Roller Girls, have a new show in town: Derby 2.0. The league’s newest team, made of young derby girls aged 7 to 17, is a striking new phenomenon that has gained popularity with their recent NBC News coverage.

The junior derby skaters, affectionately called ‘jerbs,’ are very excited about their debut home bout against Sacramento’s junior derby league on Saturday, April 2nd. Headlining the event are SVRG’s KillaBytes, who will be taking on the Battle Borne Derby Demons. The event will kick off at 5:30pm at San Jose Skate, located at 397 Blossom Hill Road in San Jose.

Fans are encouraged to get their tickets before they sell out, as SVRG regularly sells out their 1,000+ capacity in advance of most games. Tickets are on sale now at San Jose Skate, Streetlight Records, and Psycho Donuts (Campbell & Downtown) and online at Brown Paper Tickets.

A portion of the proceeds from the bout will be donated to Career Closet, a local nonprofit that provides professional work attire for women in need. They will also be accepting donations of gently-used professional business clothing, accessories, and handbags at the event.

Come and show your support for your local derby girls by donning your green and black. For more details about the bout and SVRG, click on over to our website.

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Meet a Jerb from Our Junior Derby Squad!

Did you miss our Junior Derby Squad, Derby 2.0, on the NBC News? If so, make sure to check it out online.

SVRG introduced our junior derby program with a summer session in 2010 to help teach girls basic skating skills, teamwork, and confidence. It was a huge success and there was a great demand by young skaters and parents—thus was born Derby 2.0, offering 8-week sessions all year round for girls aged 7-17. Girls 10 and older are eligible to play full contact roller derby. These girls are cute and fierce! Meet one of our own jerby girls, Tex Mex!

Tex Mex from SVRG's Derby 2.0

How did you first get involved in roller derby?

My mom skates for SVRG. She took me skating and I learned how to skate well. After two years of her being with SVRG, they started the Jr. League where she now coaches and I, of course, wanted to join.

How did you choose your name and number?

Tex Mex was my parents’ nickname for me and it matched my mom’s derby name, so it stuck. My number of course means I am half Mexican and half Texan.

What position do you play and what are you known for on the track?

I’m a blocker, known for my smooth stride.

What do your friends at school think about derby?

They think it’s awesome and they are a little scared of me!

What are some of the best things about being in junior derby?

It’s a place to have fun, make friends, get exercise, and be brave. I hope it gets bigger so they offer it one day at my high school.

Come Watch a Game

The girls will be playing their first full home bout at our April 2nd game, so get your tickets now at Brown Paper Tickets!

Do you know a girl who’s got the heart and guts to be a junior derby girl? Email juniorderby@svrollergirls.com for more information, or join the Jerby Girls for dinner 4-6pm on March 11th at Poor House Bistro for our Mardi Gras Fundraiser!

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