Who are the Fox Cityz Foxz?
Fox Cityz Foxz Roller Derby is a skater owned/skater operated Limited Liability Corporation founded in Fall of 2007 by Wring Leader (Delonna Reed).
Who can join Fox Cityz Foxz Roller Derby?
You must be female and at least 21 yrs old to participate as a bouting skater in the Fox Cityz Foxz. Men and women 18 and over are welcome to become part of the Foxz as referees, announcers, mascots, coaches or general league volunteers.
How much time will it take?
Practices, scrimmages and bouts take a considerable time commitment. Practices are held 3 times a week for 2 hours each. Consider 2 of the practices mandatory. A minimum attendance requirement must be met for girls who wish to skate in bouts or take part in benefits offered to skaters by the Foxz.
Skaters and referees are required to wear a helmet, full pads (wrist guards, elbow pads and knee pads), and a mouth guard at all times. We can help you with what pads to buy and where. The Foxz maintain a stock of skates and pads that we make available for a small fee ($3) to new skaters who would like to come attend a practice to try roller derby on for size and explore the possibility of joining the league.
If you would like to check us out, come to a practice to see if roller derby is for you! Our practice schedule is posted HERE.
How much does it cost?
The biggest expense will be for your equipment (skates and protective gear) and health insurance if you don’t already have it. The league charges monthly dues to help pay for league expenses such as rink rental, merchandise and advertising.
Can I pay my monthly dues online?
Yes, please use the button below.
What equipment do I need?
The first thing you’ll need for practice are quad (4-wheeled) skates and the required protective gear; a helmet, wrist guards, and elbow and knee pads. The Foxz maintain a stock of skates and pads that we make available for a small fee ($3) to new skaters who would like to come attend a practice to try roller derby on for size and explore the possibility of joining the league. Please email us with your shoe size in advance of your practice visit.
Once you’re ready to commit you’ll want to invest in a good pair of starter speed skates, which will run $100 - $200. Once you’re hooked you’ll find the cheaper skates will slow you down and make skating harder.
What if I’m really little? Don’t you have to be big and brawny to play roller derby?
Not at all. Our skaters come in all sizes. The smaller girls frequently end up playing as point-scoring jammers. They are often quick on their feet, wily, easy to whip around the rink, and don’t have as far to fall.
What if I’m really big? Don’t you have to be super athletic and in perfect physical condition to play roller derby?
Nope. Our skaters come in all shapes and sizes. Bigger girls often end up playing as blockers. Weight and height can provide a skater with strength and stability which makes her hard to push around, enables her to give strong assists and hit hard. Not to mention that training for and playing roller derby will probably get you in the best shape of your life!
What if I haven’t been on skates since Junior High? Don’t I have to be a great skater before I join to even attempt roller derby?
Most of us hadn’t skated for years (we even have skaters who had never skated at ALL before joining) before starting roller derby- it comes back incredibly quickly when you work hard. For safety reasons, we do require a basic skill level before you are bout eligible - crossovers, stopping, decent endurance, willingness to work and push yourself. We teach you everything you need to know about how to do these things. If you’re thinking of trying out, strap on your skates as soon as possible and wear ’em as often as possible. Hit the roller rink, skate around the park or your driveway (while wearing your pads!). Just get comfortable on your wheels and start building up your muscles and endurance. And come to our practices asap!
What are the rules?
Basically, there are 2 teams of 5 chicks on the track during each 2-minute jam. Each team has one scoring position called a jammer, one pivot, and three blockers. The pivots and blockers form what we call a pack.
The pack starts out 20 feet ahead of the jammers and start sprinting at the first whistle blast. The jammers start sprinting a few seconds later, at the second whistle blast.
The jammers have to break through the pack and skate another lap before they start scoring points. On a jammer’s second and future trips through, she gets a point for every opponent she passes. The blockers and pivots try to stop the opposing jammer from getting through, while assisting their own jammer.
Check out the official WFTDA (Women’s Flat Track Derby Association) rules page here.
Attention Skaters: If monthly dues are not paid on or before the 5th of each month, all skating privileges are suspended and two attendance points are lost daily until fees are caught up.