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


#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).


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


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!


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

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

BAD Officiating Clinic

Feb 23 & 24
1pm – 6pm
$50 one day / $90 both


Bay Area Derby Officials are pleased to announce BAD to Good to Great II, a *WFTDA Clinic-In-A-Box* targeted at “intermediate” officials who are looking to get a head start on their 2019 season and plans!

We are pleased to host Nine Inch Wheels and Don Scoreleone as our WFTDA Officating Instructors who will be leading the clinic, to provide a fresh perspective for those who attended our prior clinic as well. Additional seminars will be given by TaraByte, the chair of WFTDA’s Tournament Officials Selection Panel (TOSP) and Danger Muffin, a member of Officials Certification Oversight.

Based on feedback from our prior clinic, BAD to Good to Great II will take place from 1pm-6pm on Saturday and Sunday. Officials may attend one day for $50 or both days for $90.

This clinic will cover:

Saturday, 1-6pm:
• The new Ruleset: Changes, and philosophy of officiating
• The new Certification system: “Nuts and bolts” plus advanced topics
• The 2019 TOSP cycle: The process and goals of TOSP
• Magic Land: What to do when the rules don’t cover something
• Managing difficult people: Coaches, athletes, league leadership, even other officials
• Drive your own improvement: Especially for officials who have “outgrown” their league

Sunday, 1-6pm:
• Avoiding burnout: Things to keep in mind as you begin your 2019 season
• Staffing and Recruitment: For games and for leagues
• Providing constructive feedback: To your crew, to your peers, to your crew heads
• Mentoring others: Different perspectives on different motivations for officiating
• Footage: How to review it efficiently, and what to learn from it

And More™!

To sign up, go here: https://www.wellnessliving.com/rs/event/bay_area_derby?k_class=107158&k_class_tab=10932 (it will let you buy one day, or both days.)

A more complete schedule for the two days will be released in the next few weeks, as will links to purchase tickets.

RSVP “Interested” or “Going” to get notifications from this event!

Reckless Skate Camp


Wednesday Camp 1/16
Friday Open Skate 1/18
Saturday Pool Practice 1/19
Wednesday Camp 1/23
Friday Open Skate 1/25
Saturday Pool Practice 1/26
Wednesday Camp 1/30
Friday Open Skate 2/1
Saturday Pool Practice 2/2
Wednesday Camp 2/6
Friday Open Skate 2/8
Saturday Pool Practice 2/9
Wednesday Camp 2/13
Friday Open Skate 2/15
Saturday Pool Practice 2/16
Wednesday Camp 2/20
Friday Open Skate 2/22
Saturday Pool Practice 2/23
Wednesday Camp 2/27
Friday Open Skate 3/1
Saturday Pool Practice 3/2



Bay Area Derby presents Reckless Skate Camp, a progressive skating clinic aimed at getting beginner skaters ready for entry-level roller derby starting January 16, 2019 and running through March 2, 2019.

On Wednesday nights we will teach a structured agenda starting from the very beginner level skills and building up to the minimum skills required to join a roller derby league as a new skater. On Friday nights we will host an open skate session with trainers and coaches available to answer questions and give feedback. On Saturday afternoons, Camp attendees will be invited to come to Pool Practices to practice with other new members of Bay Area Derby.

The Bay Area Derby Reckless Skate Camp is geared towards beginner skaters who want to skate in a flat track roller derby environment. We’ll break down the basics of proper derby stance, work on building muscles to maintain that stance, stopping techniques, fluid movement on the track, laterals, jumping and weaving. The latter part of the classes will focus on partner and pack work as well as game aspects, including blocking and hitting.

Wednesday Camp Sessions are 6:30pm-8pm and will provide a structured learning experience delivered by one of Bay Area Derby’s coaches. Friday Open Skate Sessions are 6:30pm-8pm and will provide an opportunity to come and practice the skills you are learning in Wednesday Camp sessions. Trainers will be present on Fridays for questions and feedback. Saturday Pool Practice Sessions are 1pm-3pm and will provide an opportunity for Camp attendees to come and practice with the other newest members of Bay Area Derby with the Pool skaters and coaches.


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

— balance/roll on skates with no outside assistance

— stay active for up to two hours at a time

— exert yourself physically and mentally throughout the session

Attendance at every session is not required but highly encouraged, as each class builds upon the previous one. No refunds will be given, including for missed sessions or drop-outs. We are limiting the clinic to 35 skaters in order to provide each participant quality instruction and individual feedback.

Register today to save your spot!

Please arrive 15 minutes before sessions to gear up and warm up. Bring sneakers.


Skate Clinic Pass $199

Skate Clinic Pass holders may also attend unlimited Dudes (all gender) practices in January and February.



Quad roller derby skates with appropriate indoor wheels

Protective gear (helmet, wrist guards, elbow pads, and knee pads)

Well-fitting mouthguard

Skates and protective gear (aside from mouthguard) are possible to borrow at our practice venue each session on a first-come, first-served basis. We cannot guarantee your size or quality of equipment. We highly recommend purchasing your own protective gear for cleanliness and safety. You MUST provide your own mouthguard.

Quad Republic Skate Co. (https://www.quadrepublicskateco.com/) is a skate shop located onsite and is able to help with any equipment needs. They are offering a 10% discount to BAD Beginnings participants.

Questions? Email programs@bayareaderby.com

We’ll see you on the track!

NorCal Derby Fire Relief

In only four days, the Butte County Camp Fire surpassed all other Golden State fires to become the most destructive fire in California history, burning 125,000 acres, obliterating 6,453 homes, taking 48 lives, and over 200 people still missing.

Here in the Bay, we’re only dealing with smoke. But many of our close California families, roller derby friends NOR CAL ROLLER GIRLS​, and neighbors have been devastated by wildfires to the north and south. If you can help by donating even a little bit, we can help to relieve some of the pain and loss.

Thanks for your support! Links and different ways to help below.

NorCal Derby GoFundMe: https://www.gofundme.com/norcal-roller-girls?fbclid=IwAR1GKlVDH-s7P5ySuzQ5N8w7Lt-hNlu1UekGbC2YJp5Too1pAbaWaSiiWL0

Other ways to help:
Red Cross: Monetary donations can be made to the American Red Cross by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS or texting REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

California Community Foundation’s Wildfire Relief Fund: Supports victims by helping to rebuild homes and providing financial assistance to those who need medical and mental treatment. https://connect.calfund.org/give/wildfirerelief

Donate housing through AirBnb:

Friends and Family from BAD:

Our Champion Officials

Our officials are so amazing that two of them were invited to officiate at the WFTDA International Champs this year in New Orleans! Congratulations to Danger Muffin and Bruise Almighty. Thank for your unflagging commitment to improving your officiating skills and for enabling us to safely play the sport we love! We couldn’t roll without you, and neither could the teams playing in Champs this weekend! #WFTDAChamps #GoTeamZebra #NSONovember

Additionally, our very own Kate Silver has journeyed to New Orleans to help PRODUCE for the amazing WFTDA.tv feed! Kate is an awesome announcer and all-around knowledge source for WFTDA and roby doby!  Thanks for representing us in NOLA, Kate! #KateIsGr8