Frequently Asked Questions
Is roller derby staged?
No, today’s incarnation of roller derby has very strict rules and guidelines just as any other sport. If you would like to see a complete list of the rules we adhere to, visit WFTDA.com.
How much do the players make?
The Savannah Derby Devils league is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit. None of the players make any money from the games, fundraisers, or merchandise sales. All money made during these events is put back into the league to pay for practice space, equipment, travel, etc. Each player is also required to pay monthly dues in order to skate for the league.
I’m interested in playing roller derby. May I attend a practice?
Our league practices are closed to non-derby players, but you are more than welcome to attend our recreational derby practices, known as our wRECk league, or one of our beginner boot camps held throughout the year.
I’d like to do a story on SDD. Can I skate during a practice/one of your bouts?
We would love to have you come to one of our practices/bouts, but for the safety of our players and you, we can’t allow you to skate. Anyone who skates during a Savannah Derby Devils practice/bout must be insured through the Women’s Flat Track Roller Derby Association and have passed the WFTDA minimum skills requirements.
That said, roller derby is a very visual sport. We are more than happy to help brainstorm other ways to tell your story.
I’m an independent filmmaker/film student. Would it be possible to have some derby players in my project?
The Savannah Derby Devils enjoy supporting the local film scene. If you have an idea, please send it to Enocha “Eenie Meanie” Edenfield at firstname.lastname@example.org for review.
I would like to have the Savannah Derby Devils at my festival/business opening/special event. Who do I contact?
If you are organizing a public or private event that you think would be perfect for the Savannah Derby Devils, please email us at email@example.com. Unless it conflicts with a home or travel bout, we are usually interested.