We Got Goals Y’all About Me: The Jukes on You Welcome to DerbyListing.com Codes Used in the List Leagues vs Teams

We Got Goals Y’all

Hello everyone, It’s Jukes and Richard again. As promised, at the end of Jukes' About Me post, we're back to give you all the low down on what some of our goals are at DerbyListing. First off, it is important for you all to know what the purpose is at DerbyListing.com.

DerbyListing is dedicated to providing skaters with an up to date list of all of the roller derby teams in the world. We strive to be a resource that skaters can use for their own analytical curiosities and research purposes. By doing so, we hope to foster a more connected roller derby community. 

A few goals that fall in line with this purpose are:

  • Maintain our list of derby teams (adding/retiring teams as needed)

  • Provide an easy to use interface

  • Promote our resource to

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About Me: The Jukes on You

Hello! I’m Jukes, and I’ve teamed up with Richard Hurton to help spread the word about the wonderful world of Roller Derby and to assist in giving you all an up to date and useful product. Richard has poured his heart and soul into making the most detailed and most inclusive list of roller teams from all over the world, and he does it because he enjoys doing it. I’m ridiculously excited to work on this project with him and hope it brings more connectivity and positivity to the derby community.

So, as titled, here’s a little about me. I first heard of roller derby back when the movie Whip It came out. Yep, I was one of those people that heard “roller derby” and immediately thought of Whip It. I will not lie though, I absolutely loved that

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Welcome to DerbyListing.com

The main feature here at DerbyListing.com is the list of roller derby leagues. It's been quite a bit of work and a lot of fun to put this together. I hope you find it useful and enjoyable.

Using the List

A few tips on how to use the list. If you have any questions on usage, feel free to post them in the comments.

  • Filtering: There is a filter box at the top of each column. The text you enter into a box will filter the list by that column.
    • Example 1: if you want to see all of the "A"dult "W"omen's leagues. Enter "A" in the AGES column, then Enter "W" in the GENDERS column.
    • Example 2: Let's say you want to see a list of all the roller derby teams in the Bío Bío region of Argentina. Enter "Argentina" in the COUNTRY column, then enter "

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Codes Used in the List

A note on the codes used in the list.

RULESETS

There are several rulesets used in modern roller derby. While the WFTDA ruleset is the most popular, the other options have a solid core of fans. Many skaters are rules-agnostic and are happy play under any rules. Therefore, I try to cover all the rulesets here at DerbyListing.com.

  • WFTDA: Covers both WFTDA and MRDA rules
  • USARS: Covers USARS rules for both adults and juniors
  • MADE: Covers MADE rules for both flat track and banked track
  • Renegade: Covers all flavors of Renegade rules
  • RDCL: Covers RDCL banked track rules
  • TXRD: Covers TXRD banked track rules
  • LOCO: Covers WFTDA-based LOw COntact rules
  • JRDA: Covers JRDA rules for juniors
AFFILIATION

Affiliation is based on membership with an as

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Leagues vs Teams

One of the slightly confusing things about roller derby is the use of of the term League instead of Team. In most sports a League is an organization that stands above individual Teams, and is often thought of as being in control of rules making and game scheduling. However, in roller derby the term League has been appropriated to mean something slightly different.

It all goes back to the revival of modern roller derby. The first group that kicked everything off created a structure that would be copied by many. They created four Teams to play against each other. All four Teams were owned by the group so they, in essence, formed a League. Since they were the only roller derby group in existence, they were also the only League in existence.

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