Join Us

Why join roller derby?

Do you have the passion and drive to be part of the fastest growing sport right here in the Pioneer Valley of Massachusetts? We have a home for you, whether it’s playing on one of our teams, learning the rules and refereeing, or carrying out the many jobs it takes to produce the finest, most fun sport around.

PVRD recruits new skaters and officials several times a year. All skating experience levels welcome.

Have questions? We’ve got answers.

The Dirty Dozen is recruiting!

General Recruitment

Our next recruitment night for all other skaters, officials, and volunteers will be in September 2016. Follow us on Facebook for the latest updates.

Thanks for your interest!

New to Roller Derby?

There are many ways to be involved!

Skate with us!AS A SKATER
Skater requirements:

  • any gender
  • age 18+
  • regular transportation to/from practice
  • desire to be part of a team

Officiating requirements:

  • any gender
  • age 18+
  • regular transportation to/from practice
  • self-motivation to learn the rules and get experience officiating with other leagues


Transfer to Pioneer Valley Roller Derby

If you currently play or have played derby elsewhere and are moving to the Pioneer Valley, contact us for more information about transferring to PVRD:

Please include in your email how long it’s been since you last skated, and what league you skate(d) with.

We do have a brief probationary period prior to allowing a new member to scrimmage, longer if it’s been a while since the skater was last active with derby.

We reach out to each prospective transfer skater’s previous league to hear from their coach or captain to gauge existing derby experience and skill. If the league cannot be reached after reasonable attempts, the transfer skater will be treated as a brand new recruit.

Need more convincing?

  • “Derby was, and will always be, one of the best experiences of my life. I am so sad every day that I had to step away from it, but I had a ton of fun, met a lot of people, and made some fantastic friends who’ve stuck with me even after I left the derby world. I highly recommend it—try skating, try reffing, try being an NSO. You’ll never regret it.” —Andrew Irving (Calico Jack Wreckem)
  • “Fresh Meat Night is one night of skating/observing and learning about Pioneer Valley Roller Derby. No commitment beyond that. Unless it changes your life. It did mine.” —Kat Chang (Nekomancer)
  • “I started at 51 years old and skated for 8 years with PVRD’s Dirty Dozen… what is your excuse for not trying Roller Derby?” —David Ketchum (Ketchum, formerly Rollin’ Redshirt)