06/01/2019 Roller Derby Game 2: Oakland Outlaws vs. The Berkeley Resistance

Date: June 1, 2019
Where: The Palace of the Fine Arts
Cost: $20 – $30
Doors open: 5:00 PM
Game starts: 7:00 PM





After a riveting game against the ShEvil Dead in April, the Oakland Outlaws must now face-off against the fearsome Berkeley Resistance! 

The Resistance arrives this season on the hunt for a return to their status as league champs, but the Outlaws are determined to defend their 2018 title!  This bout is sure to be full of big hits, powerful jammers, and nonstop fun for all!

Where: The Palace of the Fine Arts Venue
When: June 1, 2019
Doors Open: 5:00 PM
First Whistle: 7:00 PM
General Admission: $20 (Kids 7 and under free)
VIP Admission: $30

Outside food and alcohol are not permitted but there will be food, beverages and alcohol available for purchase. Bars are cash only. There is an ATM on site.

General admission includes:

Bleachers, floor trackside seating (bring blankets, pillows, support cushions), and standing room areas. NO outside chairs allowed.

Accessible seating is also available.

VIP Admission Includes:

Limited VIP seating in prime viewing area (along the start straightaway and into turn 1), and dedicated line at the bar.

Entrance to the venue:

The doors to the event are on the inner portion of the building, near the famous rotunda.

For parking and public transportation information, visit SFMTA websites:

Short Term Parking Permits: https://www.sfmta.com/sites/default/files/reports-and-documents/2017/09/rpp_temp_permit_app_fy18_eng_v5.pdf

Public Transportation: https://www.sfmta.com/getting-around-san-francisco

BAD events at the Palace of the Fine Arts Venue are ADA accessible.

After party hosted by Silver Cloud Restaurant and Bar in San Francisco

Questions? Please email events@bayareaderby.com

2019 San Francisco ShEvil Dead Team Preview

Coaches: Brick Houser and Butt’N MashHer

Run for your bunkers! The San Francisco ShEvil Dead are rising from their off-season cemetery and are ready to wreak havoc on the track! With many 2018 retirements, ShEvil has been reanimated this year with eleven new skaters, many of them rising through the ranks of BAD’s Reckless program to be drafted by this much loved and feared home team. This terrorizing wave of new drive and talent is bolstered by experienced skaters. “We’re so happy to have skaters like Brick Houser (Brix) and NeuralizeHER, who transferred from other leagues to help shake up the strategy ShEvil was already practicing last season,” says coach Butt’N MashHer (#85). Brix (#1138) is also serving as a ShEvil coach helping to strengthen and fine tune the team’s skills with inspiring leadership and engaging practice. ShEvil slayer Disco Brawl (#5) has stepped into the Captain position and veteran Killer Tofu (formerly Killer Kapowski) will act as bench coach, making sure that these new skaters have the support they need in the battle for the 2019 trophy.

Fresh ideas to classic BAD tactics are sure to raise these zombies from their graves as they fight their way towards cannibalizing their opponents. Coaching plans to focus on building and maintaining dynamic walls for defense, and employing offensive strategies to assist their new and exciting jammers to rack up the points and to prove themselves in the pack.This season will be a thriller as ShEvil opens BAD’s home team games at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco against the Oakland Outlaws on April 20th. Will BAD be seeing the return of the living dead? Keep watching to find out!

#GangGreen #ShEvilDeadWillEatYourHead #NotATastyTarget #GutsAndGlory

Current team roster
#1138 Brick Houser || #85 Butt’N MashHer || #735 Danger Dre || #5 Disco Brawl || #54 Disastronaut || #60 Golden Hate Bridge || #12 Jacquernaut || #706 Kitty Killa || #357 Lethal Lipstick || #1979 Neuralize HER || #44 Red Hot Chili Wreckher || #4242 Randy Maxxxx || #40 Risky Ginger || #11 Slugga Mugga || #747 Snakes Anna Plane || #32 Sting Rey || #86 Stomping Hound || #615 Wicked Bruisah

Bench Coaches: Killer Tofu and Butt’N MashHer

2019 Berkeley Resistance Team Preview

Coaches: Dixie Did It and Kate Silver

It’s been a time of evolution for the Berkeley Resistance, who roll into #20ShineTeen with a strong new set of skaters, freshly honed strategy, and drive for redemption.

While fourteen skaters and bench manager La Rude have moved on since the end of last season, Berkeley sees numerous returning skaters, and various new additions–such as Slam Chowder (#33), Kate Silver (#538), Harmagedon (#11), the Boonvillain (#128), Grizzy Borden (#187), Jesus Chris (#16), Psi (#317), and Big Perm (#404)–to its powerful lineup. Bench coaching this season are Smother Mary, who won’t let injury keep her far from this season’s derby action, and Beaver, who doubles as both an “amazing jammer coach” and “whole team pumper upper”.

Last season, the Resistance withstood a series of injuries and skated through difficult scenarios, but ultimately finished behind the Oakland Outlaws and San Francisco ShEvil Dead. The time since has been a period of growth for the team, and they’ve leveraged lessons learned last year into a smarter, stronger training strategy.

Coach Dixie Did It (#804) is optimistic about the payoff for the team’s hard work, and says: “Every time we skate together, we get stronger. Every obstacle we overcome, our trust, understanding, and respect for each other grows deeper. Every moment we spend training together, our communication gets tighter. I am very proud to say that we have developed an encouraging, motivating, and overall genuinely supportive environment on our team”.

They enter this season as a united front with grand aspirations, which is fitting for the work they’ve put in. After months of learning and growing, strategizing, sweating, and pushing themselves and each other to be stronger, all hearts of the Resistance are set on taking the title of League Champs in 2019.

Current team roster:

Attila The Hut (#3787) || Big Perm (#404) || Dixie Did It (#804) || Grizzy Borden (#187) || Harmagedon (#11) || Hell or High (#971) || HoS (#718) || Jesus Chris  (#16) || Kate Silver (#538) || KnockOut  (#0) || MissFists (#138) || Missy Misdemeanor (#4815) || Psi (#317) || Red Card (#27) || Slam Chowder (#33) || Smother Mary (#313) || The Boonvillain (#128)

2019 Oakland Outlaws Team Preview

The Outlaws are led by coaches Esteemed Bun Bun (#42)–a notorious Outlaw since 2012 who dominates with intensity, speed, and precision–and Grim Reeba (#666), who proved herself a fierce competitor last season after being drafted to the Outlaws straight out of BAD’s Reckless Rollers program and BAD Beginnings Boot Camp.

The Outlaws are building a unique chemistry that comes from a blend of strong, experienced, skaters and mentors like Dreadzilla (#333), Lethally Blonde (#45) and Legs//Cité (#1395), in addition to returning skaters at early stages of their careers and newly drafted rookies. This year, the team welcomes Luna Shovegood (#16), Maya (#847) and Foxosaurus (369) as early season draftees.  Evolving team strategies involve difficult-to-counter offense and fleet-footed jammer work characteristic of the Outlaws.

The team plays their first bout of the season against the ravenous zombies of the San Francisco ShEvil Dead on April 20th at the Palace of Fine Arts.  Will they be able to defend their title as League Champs all the way through August? Or will Berkeley and San Francisco give the Outlaws a tough fight?  Only time and scores will tell!

Current team roster:

#9 Blood Sweat and Ears || #88 Bent Burns || #333 Dreadzilla || #023 Eris Jordan || #42 Esteemed Bun Bun || #369 Foxosaurus || #805 Greer Factor || #666 Grim Reeba || #1929 Hieronymus Bash || #1395 Legs//Cité || #45 Lethally Blonde || #16 Luna Shovegood || #847 Maya || #483 Ripley Effect || #1062 Snatch || #29 Spiller

Bench Coach: Wilma Honey

2019 BAD Travel Team Leadership Announced

Bay Area Derby is pleased to announce our newly selected 2019 Travel Team leadership!

After careful deliberation by a diverse selection panel comprised of travel team skaters, league leadership, and a professional coach from outside of the derby community, the following individuals have accepted their invitation to serve as the leaders of Bay Area Derby’s 2019 Travel Team: Brawllen Angel and Murderyn Monroe as coaches, and Stefanie Mainey serving as a team trainer.

When asked about her vision for forming and developing the 2019 Travel Team, Murderyn focused on skaters giving “perfect effort” because “[n]o one can be perfect all of the time, or execute perfectly during an entire game, but if you can deliver your perfect effort consistently, you are going to be a strong, accountable, reliable teammate”.

BA and Stef discussed the investment that Travel Team skaters will be asked to make in themselves and their teammates, thereby generating a positive and effective environment in which newer and veteran Travel Team members can grow.

BAD is thrilled to have these three qualified, enthusiastic individuals on board to lay a foundation for positive growth at BAD while maintaining our legacy as a highly competitive roller derby league. They will work to develop new talent and believe that a supportive, growth-oriented team and culture is paramount to the league’s overall success.

Bay Area Derby 2019 Home Games

Where: The Palace of the Fine Arts Venue
When: April 20, June 1, July 13 and August 24
Doors Open: 5:00 PM
First Whistle: 7:00 PM
General Admission: $20 (Kids 7 and under free)
VIP Admission: $30

Season Tickets APRIL 20 TICKETS JUNE 1 TICKETS JULY 13 TICKETS AUGUST 24 TICKETS

#20ShineTeen is finally here for Bay Area Derby!  Our three home teams–Oakland Outlaws, San Francisco ShEvil Dead and Berkeley Resistance–are ready to throw down to see who will reign supreme over the Bay this year.  Purchase your VIP and Season Tickets early to secure the best trackside seating, bar access and value for your dollar!

Outside food and alcohol are not permitted but there will be food, beverages and alcohol available for purchase. Bars are cash only. There is an ATM on site.

General admission includes:

Bleachers, floor trackside seating (bring blankets, pillows, support cushions), and standing room areas. NO outside chairs allowed.

Accessible seating is also available.

VIP Admission Includes:

Limited VIP seating in prime viewing area (along the start straightaway and into turn 1), and dedicated line at the bar.

Entrance to the venue:

The doors to the event are on the inner portion of the building, near the famous rotunda.

Public Transportation
The Palace of Fine Arts Theatre has convenient access to public transportation. We are accessible by San Francisco Muni buses #30, #43, #28, and #29. Muni bus lines #22, #41, and #45 also stop in the vicinity. From Fisherman’s Wharf take the #30 Stockton bus. For more information, call Muni at (415) 673-6864 or check the SFMTA trip planner.

If you’re taking BART, get off at the Montgomery Street station, walk one half-block up Market Street to Third Street, and catch the #30 Stockton bus on the corner.

Virtually all downtown-bound Golden Gate Transit buses stop nearby the Theatre. Ask your driver for directions or call Golden Gate Transit Information at 511 (toll-free) or 415-455-2000 (outside the Bay Area).

https://www.sfmta.com/getting-around-san-francisco

Short Term Parking Permits: https://www.sfmta.com/sites/default/files/reports-and-documents/2017/09/rpp_temp_permit_app_fy18_eng_v5.pdf

PresidiGo

You can also take the PresidiGo for free on weekends from Embarcadero BART to Letterman Digital Arts Center, only a half mile from the venue!

Ridevu

Check out our Ridevu page to connect with other fans and request rides, as well as share a taxi to the event!

BAD events at the Palace of the Fine Arts Venue are ADA accessible.

Questions? Please email events@bayareaderby.com

2019 BAD Roller Derby Tryouts #2

Round 2 of #20ShineTeen‘s BAD Roller Derby Tryouts are here!

Open to female-identifying and gender non-binary individuals who are at least 18 years old, and interested in playing Women’s Flat Track Roller Derby. You must have a basic ability to:

  • Skate comfortably and safely with others around you
  • Stay active for up to 4 hours at a time
  • Exert yourself physically and mentally throughout the session

Tryouts will be held at BAD HQ in West Oakland. Address will be provided upon registration. Please arrive between 12:30 PM and 1:00 PM for check in!

To participate, you will need the following:

  • Registration completed & paid online in advance
  • Quad roller skates with appropriate indoor wheels
  • Protective gear (helmet, wrist guards, elbow pads, and knee pads, mouth guard)

Skates and protective gear (aside from mouth guard) are possible to borrow at our practice venue. We cannot guarantee your size. We highly recommend purchasing your own protective gear for cleanliness and safety. You MUST provide your own mouth guard.

REGISTER TODAY! https://www.wellnessliving.com/rs/catalog-view.html?id_sale=3&k_id=87924

Questions? Email recklesscamp@bayareaderby.com

We’ll see you on the track!

KABONG – BAD Skater Diaries

OFFICIATE ALL THE THINGS!
Thanks to Kabong for articulating the many reasons to join an officiating crew in roller derby! Bay Area Derby is hosting a clinic for all officials, skating and non-skating, on 2/23 and 2/24 from 1-6 PM. If you’ve wanted to join our crew or simply improve your own skills, visit https://www.bayareaderby.com/bad-offi… for more information! Thank you to Kabong and the numerous other officials of Bay Area Derby. We couldn’t do “the THING” without you!

MUSIC: ERF by Benjamin TISSOT (link: https://www.bensound.com) Road to San Francisco by Magnetize Music The Grind & The Seeker from Storyblocks audio

2019 Palentine Day Scrimmage

2/10/19 (Sunday)
2:30 – 5 PM (Doors open at 2 PM)
$10 to skate, $5 to spectate

Purchase Now

Hey Palentine! Come join us for the first of Bay Area Derby’s #20ShineTeen season’s themed B&W scrimmages! Deck yourself out in white or red shirts, craft some valentines, and compete with your pals to be the winning team!

This event will feature three leveled scrimmages (the first two for beginner and intermediate skaters will last 30 minutes and the final scrimmage for advanced skaters will last 45 minutes)!  

Skill Level:

BAD’s B&W Scrimmages are open to skaters of all genders, 18 years and older, who have passed the WFTDA minimum skills test and have scrimmage experience. Participants are encouraged to assess their own skill level. BAD recommends using the following guidelines:

Beginner: You have passed WFTDA minimum skills, may have skated in some scrimmages and/or games, still have a lot to learn on and off the track but are excited for new challenges.

Intermediate: You have passed WFTDA minimum skills, can confidently skate and scrimmage, may be on your league’s B-team but are looking to progress to the next level.

Advanced: You have passed WFTDA minimum skills, can skate confidently forwards and backwards and are on your league’s A-team.

Please note that all skaters will be asked to sign a waiver upon arrival.

Schedule for the event:

  • 2:00 – 2:25 Doors open for check-in
  • 2:25 – 2:30 Split beginner skaters into red vs white, warm up
  • 2:30 – 3:00 Beginner scrimmage (30 min scrimmage)
  • 3:00 – 3:10 Break (and warm up for intermediate skaters)
  • 3:10 – 3:15 Split intermediate skaters into red vs white, warm up
  • 3:15 – 3:45 Intermediate scrimmage (30 min scrimmage)
  • 3:45 – 3:55 Break (and warm up for advanced skaters)
  • 3:55 – 4:00 Split advanced skaters into red vs white, warm up
  • 4:05 – 4:50 Advanced scrimmage (45 min scrimmage)

What to Bring:

  • Both a red and a white t-shirt with your WFTDA-approved number on the back.
  • All gear including mouthguard. All skaters will be gear checked before they skate.
  • Numbered arm bands or a sharpie
  • Water bottle