Join the Muscogee Roller Girls: Columbus, GA’s hometown roller derby league!

We are looking for women and men over the age of 18 who are interested in the full-contact sport of women’s flat-track roller derby. If you are interested in skating, refereeing, volunteering or you just want to learn more – please contact us. We are seeking motivated and dedicated individuals to join our league.

No experience required! Can’t skate? We will teach you! We even let you borrow all necessary gear head to toe (helmet, skates, elbow, wrist, and knee pads) to get you started! Don’t want to skate but still want to be a part of this amazing league? Men and women can train to be a non–skating officials! We train referees too!

New to skating or roller derby? Join us at a practice and one of our skaters will go over the process of joining our league and how our 8-week new skater training is focused on teaching you safe skating skills and roller derby rules, preparing you for your skater assessments.


Experienced derby player or transfer? We’d love to have you on our team as well! Join us at a practice and we can discuss our transfer process or fast track program that will get you practicing with the vets and on our roster.

Please complete our pre-registration so we can ensure that we have enough loaner gear for you as well as provide you with important information about bootcamp & Muscogee Roller Girls

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FAQ:

Is roller derby the wild sport where roller skaters knock people over railings? And is there a ball involved?

There are no railings or balls in our flat-track roller derby league, distinguishing us from the banked track sport popular in the 70s.

It seems complicated. How could I possibly learn all the rules?

You do not need to know all the rules to start training and practicing with us! You will learn the rules as you go by skating with league and absorbing information from the valuable resources we will provide.  We are members of the WFTDA (Women’s Flat Track Derby Association), which is the governing body of our sport. Their website contains oodles of information for new and seasoned players, as well as fans and anyone interested in learning more about the best sport around.

What will I need for my first practice? Do I need my own skates? What should I wear?

We recommend you wear athletic wear, such as yoga pants, fitness capris, leggings, or tights and tank tops. You will fall down, so long pants or tights will help protect your legs. Please be sure to bring a mouthguard and water bottle. We have limited amounts of protective gear (helmet, knee pads, wrist guards, elbow pads) available for your first few practices. Skates can be provided if you do not have any.

What can I do to prepare for bootcamp?


There’s some great derby on YouTube, broadcasts of live bouts, and footage of archived bouts online. Check it ALL out to see the basics of how we play the game and to help you learn about the sport. We strongly recommend immersing yourself in as much flat track roller derby as you can, as we believe it is unequivocally the greatest sport ever.
Additionally, be prepared for your first practice by bringing water, wearing workout clothes (including sneakers) and coming prepared to work!

Is having a derby name a requirement for skating? How is the decision made regarding the choice of a “derby name”?

Skaters who join the league will begin a three-month training period that culminates in a skills test and a written rules test. Once training is completed (and you’ve passed your tests), you are eligible to scrimmage at practice and you can come up with
your name and number. But remember: the sport is more than just a cool name and an awesome outfit. Worry about your name after you have the skating part down. Have a name in mind? You will not be able to register a name until you have earned it! Once you have passed your written and physical skills tests you will be able to choose a unique name and number.

Where do you practice?

Harris County Community Center

7509 GA-116 Hamilton, GA 31811

Are there membership dues?

Yes, dues are $35 per month ($20 for refs) for full league membership.

Who do I contact if I have additional questions?

Please contact [email protected] to confirm practice times and receive more information regarding skating or volunteering with the league.

Want to be involved in roller derby but don’t want to be a Roller Girl?

We need skating referees, non-skating officials (NSOs), and volunteers!  Please email [email protected] for more information