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A2D2 101

The Brawlstars' first bout was against Floral City Derby Girls in June 2011. See the full album  here .

The Brawlstars' first bout was against Floral City Derby Girls in June 2011. See the full album here.

Ann Arbor Derby Dimes is a member-run league of dedicated individuals committed to excellence in sportsmanship, fostering the sport of roller derby, facilitating goodwill and fellowship, and inspiring personal growth and development of all roller derby skaters in southeast Michigan. A2D2 was formed in May of 2010. After two sessions of boot camp, the league founded two home teams; the Tree Town Thrashers and the Huron River Rollers, and an A-level travel team, the Brawlstars. The Brawlstars started competing against other leagues in June of 2011.

In July of 2012, A2D2 became an Apprentice affiliate of the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA). The league continued to expand, and in 2013 transitioned to an A/B/C team format. Disbanding the home teams, A2D2 added a B-level travel team, the Arbor Bruising Co., a C-level travel team, the Ypsilanti Vigilantes, as well as the Bank for unteamed skaters. In December of 2013, A2D2 became a full member of WFTDA.

By the numbers:

  • 43% of A2D2 members are 31+

  • 28% of A2D2 members are 35+

  • 67% of A2D2 members are 21-30

  • 0.02% of A2D2 members are 18-20

  • 38% of A2D2 members have kids

  • 71% of A2D2 members work full-time

  • 19% of A2D2 members are students

  • 33% of A2D2 members have, or are pursuing, an advanced degree (masters, doctorate)

Get more fun A2D2 facts on the Recruitment page.


MISSION STATEMENT

Ann Arbor Roller Derby is a community where everyone has a place. As a passionate non-profit organization, we help participants grow into the skaters, officials, and the people they want to become. We facilitate competitive play. We respect our community. We create an inclusive environment.

We are Ann Arbor Roller Derby.


HOW DO I GET INVOLVED?

We’re always looking for new league members! If you’re interested in skating, being a referee, helping us out as a Non-Skating Official (NSO) or just learning more about how to help, WE WANT YOU! Please visit our Recruitment page for information!


WHAT IS ROLLER DERBY?

According to Wikipedia:

Roller derby is a contact sport played by two teams of five members roller skating in the same direction around a track. Game play consists of a series of short matchups (“jams”) in which both teams designate a jammer who scores points by lapping members of the opposing team. The teams attempt to hinder the opposing jammer while assisting their own jammer — in effect, playing both offense and defense simultaneously. Roller derby is played by approximately 1,250 amateur leagues worldwide, nearly half of them outside the United States.


BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Bionic Pin-Up
President

Radioactive Isatope
Bout Production

Hellinor Bruisevelt
Public Relations

Inzy Mood
Vice President

Ruthless Bruiser Ginsburg
Fundraising/Sponsorship

Freeda Radical
Training (co-chair)

Bigtails
Financial Director

Arya Snark
Interleague Liaison (co-chair)

The Hammer  Training  (co-chair)

The Hammer
Training (co-chair)

Marty McFlyBy
Secretary

Mini SpinHer  Interleague Liaison  (co-chair)

Mini SpinHer
Interleague Liaison (co-chair)

LEAGUE OPERATIONS

Slammin’ Dorf  Art Director

Slammin’ Dorf
Art Director

Derive By
Recruitment Coordinator

Little Awful Annie  Facilities Coordinator

Little Awful Annie
Facilities Coordinator

Fracture Mechanics
WFTDA Representative

Jadzia Smax
Health & Safety Coordinator

Hottimus Prime  Merchandise Coordinator

Hottimus Prime
Merchandise Coordinator