Just move to the Greater Longview Area? Been a longtime resident? Skated during childhood, or interested in tackling a new challenge? LOOK NO MORE!
In 2011, A few Outlaws on a Roller Derby League from the Jacksonville/Tyler area, busted out of the barbed wire, saddled up and fled back HOME to start Greater Longview's Exclusive Roller Derby League.
Armed with dreams of roller derby'in, plans for building a ROLLER DERBY HOME BASE NATION Here in our OWN BACKYARD.
GLRD is built on a solid foundation of Local Career Men and Women who share the goals of making Derby the W.O.R.D., business and sports related. W.O.R.D. including cardio and conditioning? W.O.R.D. has it, paired with evolving into a derby-fied woman dominated sport... GLRD has what you are looking for!
Busting at the seams to vent daily frustration? Joining our GLRD Association could be the answer for your much need aggressive outlet!!
You may not be the aggressive type. well we have a place for your sport minded personality!! Trust me, whe you roll derby style, YOU GAIN!
Wicked Outlaws Roller Derby League, W.O.R.D is the first of many Local Roller Derby Teams. attracting very diverse women from all backgrounds that participate in the world of flat track derby. We want to welcome anyone who is interested it n flat track derby to join us in promoting the sport we love and in contributing to various charities throughout the Greater Longview Area.
Flat track roller derby is a fast-paced contact team sport that requires speed, strategy, and athleticism. The flat track version of the sport evolved in 2001, and has quickly grown to encompass more than 400 leagues worldwide. This is in large part due to the ease of setting up a flat track--it can be done on any flat surface that is suitable for skating, such as skating rinks, basketball courts, parking lots, and even airplane hangars. This greatly reduces the capital needed to start up a roller derby league, and allows small groups of people to get a fledgling league off the ground. The DIY spirit that drives the sport allows roller derby leagues to create their own unique identities and adapt their structures to reflect their local communities.
Check out this video to learn how bouts are played...
If you want to see what it takes to become a derby girl come on out to one of our practices. We'll loan you a pair of skates, pads and helmet. Bring your own mouthguard! And remember you are never TOO OLD!
To become a derby girl you will need a helmet, mouth guard, wrist guards, elbow pads, knee pads, and a pair of quad “speed style” roller skates. You’re looking at spending from $150 to over $500 for your gear and, like everything else, you generally get what you pay for.