Derby how to

Roller derby is a full contact sport for women and men who have no inhibitions about physical contact, requiring skill, tactics and fitness. Bumping people is explicitly allowed.

It is one of only a few sports where there are no age groups. No matter your age, everyone plays together in a team. Gender doesn't matter, either, there are mixed teams as well as all-female or all-male's teams. We welcome everybody!

If you are willing to be engaged in a true worldwide community, no matter whether as a player, a skating or non-skating official or as a volunteer- this is the right place for you.

So what exactly is Rollerderby?

There is no ball, no rackets, many rules, skates and a lot of action.

Let's start at the beginning.

The game is divided into game units (jams) that run for a maximum of 2 minutes, then there is a break of 30 seconds, during which the 5 players can be exchanged.

The playing field is an oval track and takes the place of a basketball court.There are 5 players from each team on the playing field (track). The 5 consist of: a point collector (jammer) recognizable by the 2 stars on the helmet and 4 keepers (blockers).

So now the 2 teams with their total of 8 blockers and 2 jammers are on the track. The 8 blockers of the teams form a so-called pack. A whistle is blown and the jammers try to get through the pack. The jammer who made it through the pack first gets the special right to end the jam early. The blockers try to clear a path for their jammer and stop the opposing jammer at the same time.

On the next round, the jammer scores one point for each opponent blocker passed.

Team size: ca.14 players
Skating referees: approx. 7
Non-skating referees: approx. 9-11
How long does such a game last? Pure playing time: 2 x 30min

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Get to know us and this probably fastest growing sport in Germany and get caught up in the roller derby fever.

The wearing of a full set of protection gear knee and elbow pads, wrist- and mouthguard and helmet) while skating is obligatory for all skaters. For all who come for the first time we always have some skates and protectors left. Every player must own his/her own equipment at the latest after joining the club. own equipment.

Training schedule

from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
in Neckarweihingen,
at the Schwarzwaldhalle, Schwarzwaldstraße 2.

Wendnesday (every other week in odd numbered calendar weeks)
from 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
in Ludwigsburg,
at the gym of the Fröbelschule, Fröbelstraße 24.

from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
in Ludwigsburg,
at the gym of the Fröbelschule, Fröbelstraße 24.

Sunday (once in a month)
Not during school holidays.
If you're interested, please ask us about the training time.

Here you will find maps of the training venues:

Schwarzwaldhalle Neckarweihingen
Fröbelhalle Ludwigsburg

You are interested in joining us or just giving it a try-out in training? Then contact us: or use our contact

The training is conducted professionally!

It is required to wear full protective gear while skating (kneepads, elbow pads, wristguard, helmet and mouthguard). For a trial practice we have skates and protective gear available for you to borrow. When you decide to join the team, you will need to get your own gear.