interested in joining the team

We’d love to have you as a Red Stick Roller Derby Girl!  Have questions?  We’ve got answers.

Looking to get involved in other ways?  Want to referee, volunteer at bouts, promote, or contribute in any way to our league?  Contact freshmeat@redstickrollerderby.com.  New recruits: check out our fresh meat page for answers to your questions.

To keep in the know about our events, tryouts, practices, meet and greets, and general new recruit information go to our public fan forum or you can check out our facebook page.


Information about RSRD and becoming a skater

  • Who We Are

We're a diverse group of women of various ages and backgrounds. We are athletes and businesswomen who work constantly to promote and advance our sport and our league.

  • Who Can Join

All of our skaters must be 18+ and female. Ability to skate and size are not considerations. We can teach you how to skate and how to fall. Our girls come in all ages and sizes!

  • If You Decide To Join

As some wise rollergirls have said, derby isn't a sport, it's a religion. As a Red Stick Skater you will train hard several times a week and get in the best shape of your life. You will participate in fundraisers and make appearances at lots of public events. You'll meet skaters from other leagues in Louisiana and across the Southeast.

  • How Much Time Does It Take?

Practices are three days a week and can add up to around 9 hours. Skaters must attend a minimum of 75% of the practices two weeks prior to a bout to remain eligible for the event.

  • How Much Does It Cost?

The biggest expense to joining derby is the equipment. Please check out a practice or two before making the initial investment - skates & equipment can cost upwards of $300. All skaters are required to pay $40 monthly dues which pay for our rink time. An annual USARS supplemental health insurance is also required which costs $40 per year.

  • What Equipment Do I Need?

In order to skate with us, you need at minimum: quad speed skates (no inlines!!) indoor & outdoor wheels; and protective padding. Padding requirements are knee and elbow pads, wrist guards, mouth guard and a helmet. All equipment is required for all practices. Tailbone / crash pads are optional. Skates and equipment can be purchased online through a reputable dealer.

  • When & Where Are Your Practices?

We have mandatory practices two times a week, usually at 7:30pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Leo's Skating Rink next to Cortana Mall. Contact us for details. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the start time to put on gear and get dressed. Extra practices may be added at our training committees discretion.

  • Referees, Artists, & other Non-Skating Volunteers

We always need volunteers and referees. Refs can be 18+, male or female. General volunteers are needed to do anything from providing security to just directing people and generally helping things flow. Artists are always welcome and encouraged to submit designs for RSRD merchandise, posters, and fliers. Please email artwork to art@redstickrollerderby.com.

Interested volunteers can email volunteer@redstickrollerderby.com to find out how they can help the team.

  • Referees

We love our refs and we need more. Training will be provided.

Responsibilities include:

  • Attending bouting practices and games
  • Helping out with track setup
  • Learning the rules
  • Skating while reffing (Quads are preferred)

If you can handle it, you will quickly become an important member of our derby family and we promise to love you forever!

  • Creative Volunteers

Got a great idea for a poster or flyer? We always need help in coming up with cool ways to promote our league and our events. We are also always looking for performers to hook us up with talent for after parties and other special fundraisers and charity events. So if you have a rockin' band, awesome DJ setup, freak show talents, or some other performance art skills that you'd like to showcase to the derby crowd, let us know.