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Get Involved

Join Our Team

DMRD is an organization run by dedicated league members and volunteers. We are always actively recruiting new skaters and volunteers including non-skating officials (NSOs) and referees! Referees enforce the rules on skates while NSOs keep the game running by tracking penalties, running the scoreboard, timing the jams and more. Interested skaters enroll in our Fresh Meat training course where knowledgeable training committee members will work with you to develop the skills you need to play men’s flat track roller derby both safely and competitively. To be eligible to enroll, you must be 18+ and demonstrate basic skating ability. For questions or to sign up for our next Fresh Meat training course, contact us at info@dakotamensrollerderby.com.
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It’s not too late to join! The season of hip checks, blocks, grand slams and time in the naughty box may be underway; but it’s not too late for YOU to throw on some skates and join the Riot on the rink! We’re always ready to welcome guys with a good attitude and a desire to play!
Equipment Required to play:
  • Quad Skates/Roller Skates (It is roller derby after all, not inline derby!)
  • Knee & Elbow Pads
  • Wrist Guards
  • Mouth Guard
  • Helmet
  • Several skaters also wear crash pads to protect their backside and hips.
Derby players love to talk about equipment and are always willing to share their recommendations and non-recommendations about equipment. We strongly encourage you to talk to a few of the skaters before investing in equipment. There are a variety of levels of quality – we recommend getting the highest quality you’re able to. You will get hit, you will fall down and we don’t want you to get hurt (well, maybe we do a little bit! That’s half the fun!!)
Referee Crew
As a valuable part of RCR, referees can and are encouraged to attend practices to help with scrimmages and drills.  No previous derby experience is required but dedication to the sport is a must.   Referees are the source of information on rules and game play.
Like skaters, referees are required to carry WFTDA insurance and pass a minimum skill test.  If you would like to join us as a zebra, you can contact us at info@dakotamensrollerderby.com
Non-Skating Officials and Volunteers
Volunteering is a fun way to meet people, be involved in the sport, and get into roller derby bouts for free!  Whether you like working as crowd control, helping with bout production, or getting into the nitty-gritty of penalty tracking and derby statistics, we have a role to suit you.  Join the NSO (non-skating official) Team! NSO’s help the league by tracking and timing penalties, timing jams, keeping score and much, much more! If you would like to join us, you can contact our Volunteer Wrangler info@dakotamensrollerderby.com, and they will be in touch with you about upcoming opportunities to get involved!

 

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