No Coast Junior Derby is a youth roller derby league for all levels of skaters ages 6-17 who are interested in learning the sport of roller derby and working on skating & derby skills. Our curriculum molds brand new skaters just learning how to skate in to highly skilled roller derby players.
Skaters are individually assessed for skills & knowledge of the rules of the game. They move up in level when they are safe to do so.
Thank you to all of our volunteers & supporters
Jason Orton Photography
Most skater action shots have been taken by our amazing volunteer photographer Jason.
Craig C. - Producer
Bouts would not be the same without Craig! He handles audio, scorekeeping, tracking penalties, building programs and much more.
Lindsey Hoskins Photography
Skater & Coach headshots taken by Lindsey Hoskins Photography
Ref & Coach Volunteers
All positions required for a bout are volunteer positions. Our refs and coaches dedicate their time so our skaters can enjoy this awesome sport.
The rest of our supporters are family of NCJD skaters. There are many volunteer opportunities available!
Why Roller Derby?
Roller-skating and rollerblading build core strength and improve stability in the lower body. Skating also improves upper body strength and mobility due to the pumping and swinging motion of the arms. As you’re rotating your torso by using your core muscles, you’re using your shoulders and arms to help propel you forward. The legs and glutes push you forward, too. Not only are you moving forward, but also you’re moving side to side, which improves hip mobility and strength. Your quads, hamstrings, calves, glutes and hips work in unison to start skating, stop skating, speed up and slow down.
--Stephanie Mansour, CNN
Mental Health Benefits
Roller skating helps clear the mind because it keeps your body active. Participating in a roller derby bout can also help you let out a little aggression, which can be a great stress reliever after a long day. When your mind is stimulated in a positive way, you become less stressed, thus improving your mood and self-confidence. Roller skating helps erase self-doubts and reduces depression by developing mind and body connectivity.
Roller derby can help develop teamwork among members. It encourages fair play, cooperation and respect for one another. It also develops a sense of belonging and teaches you to be more open to learning, not only for yourself, but for the others in your group as well.