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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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)
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 email@example.com.
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!
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.
You know you’re coming, so why not save some bones and go ahead and buy your tickets NOW! Visit Brown Paper Tickets to get $10 tickets to our superhero themed bout, United We Skate, on Saturday, September 11. You will get to see a mini-bout by Derby 2.0 (our junior derby girls aged 7 to 17), plus all the hard-hitting action you’ve come to expect from the KillaBytes and the Dot.Kamikazes. Full details are here.
The $10 price is only good through this Wednesday, August 25th, so don’t miss your chance!!
It is our last home bout of the season, and we have a lot of roller derby in store for you at San Jose Skate on September 11! First, we will have the public debut of our Derby 2.0 junior derby teams, the MicroChicks and the Web Bruisers. Girls ages 7 to 17 that have attended our junior derby summer camp and other sessions will be taking the floor at 5:30. The KillaBytes will then take on Sac City’s Folsom Prison Bruisers at 6:30, and the Dots will be challenging the Choice City Rebels of Northern Colorado at 8.
Again we are rewarding our hardcore fans: we are having an early bird special, so anyone who purchases online at Brown Paper Tickets before August 25th will get adult tickets for only $10!! After that, tickets are available online or at the following ticket locations at $13 for adults, $8 for kids: San Jose Skate, Psycho Donuts, Streetlight Records (Bascom location only), and Jack’s Bar & Lounge. Door tickets will be $17 for adults and $10 for kids.
A portion of the proceeds from the bout will be donated to Career Closet, which aims to empower women to return to the workforce by preparing them with business attire and confidence! Donate a work-appropriate accessory, such as jewelry, shoes, scarf, or handbag to the Career Closet vendor table and receive a FREE SVRG giveaway!
As always, we will have a beer garden, raffle, and half-time entertainment for your enjoyment. Come get some of our last official derby action of the season here in San Jose!
Derby 2.o is here! For those of you who have not heard, SVRG is launching a junior derby camp this summer for girls 7 to 17. We need to do some fundraising to help cover camp costs, so we are hosting a fundraiser this Thursday, June 10, at San Jose Skate (397 Blossom Hill Road) from 6 to 9 pm. Cost of entry is $10 and you will get to come skate with SVRG and know you’re supporting local girls’ athletics.
If you’ve got a potential derby girl, this is a great opportunity to come out and meet the skaters who will be helping coach and ask any questions you may have. The staff at San Jose Skate will also be there if you have questions about skates or safety gear for your child.
More details about junior derby can be found here. If you have questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org . See you there!