Cincinnati Junior Rollergirls
Get involved in the youth sport that Cincinnati CityBeat called the city’s "Best Alternative to Little League!"
If you know an 8- to 17-year-old girl who wants to play roller derby, please email us for more information about joining the team!
The Cincinnati Junior Rollergirls were founded in 2011 by retired Cincinnati Rollergirls Kathy Kissing (a.k.a. Panterrorize) and Lauren Bishop (a.k.a. Miss Print), who wanted to bring the competitive, full-contact sport of flat track roller derby to Cincinnati-area girls ages 8 to 17. Other current and former Cincinnati Rollergirls serve as coaches. All coaches and support staff are volunteers.
The goal of the Cincinnati Junior Rollergirls is to bring together girls of diverse backgrounds, body types and abilities and help develop their overall fitness and health, self-confidence, teamwork, sportsmanship and leadership skills through the sport of flat track roller derby.
CJRG is a proud member of the Junior Roller Derby Association. Skaters are regularly tested on skating skills and the rules of the game and are placed in one of three JRDA-established skill levels: Level 1 (no contact – positional blocking only); Level 2 (JRDA full contact play; no accelerating to hit or block) and Level 3 (Women’s Flat Track Derby Association-level full contact play).
Skater safety is the top priority of Cincinnati Junior Rollergirls coaches and support staff. All skaters must wear knee pads, elbow pads, wrist guards, helmets and mouth guards at all times. Although participating in roller skating, roller derby and sports in general can involve risk of injury, CJRG coaches, trainers and support staff strive to reduce this risk with regular skills assessments, equipment checks and careful training.
PRACTICES AND GAMES
The Cincinnati Junior Rollergirls’ practice schedule is divided into three seasons: Fall, winter and spring. Practices take place most Monday nights at the Skatin’ Place from 6:30-8 p.m. (additional practices may be added). Week-long camps for prospective junior derby skaters are held every summer.
Games and scrimmages with other junior derby teams from around the region will take place at home and away. CJRG has also participated in 15-minute intra-league scrimmages before Cincinnati Rollergirls games at the Cincinnati Gardens.
For more information, email CJRG and become a fan of the Cincinnati Junior Rollergirls on Facebook: