Fox 2's Jessica Starr takes a spin with members of a Detroit Derby Girl team
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The Detroit Derby Girls League is made up of five home teams, the D-Funk Allstars, the Detroit Pistoffs, the Devil's Night Dames, the Grand Prix Madonnas and the Pistolwhippers. Recruitment is generally held at the end of June, but may also be held at other times during the season. After receiving boot camp training, all new recruits must pass a standardized rules and on-skate skills test. New recruits who pass these tests are drafted to one of the five home teams. The DDG draft takes place at the beginning of October, but there may also be a second draft mid-season.
The DDG home teams only bout against each other, and do so during the regular Detroit Derby season which begins in November and ends in June.
Skaters who show the dedication and talent to compete at a higher level may also try-out for the Detroit Derby Girls Allstars. Travel Team try-outs occur throughout the year as needed. This team represents the league at a National level, playing WFTDA-sanctioned bouts that determine the league's WFTDA ranking. The Detroit Travel Team plays throughout the year, and throughout the country. Most of our travel team skaters also skate for one of the DDG home teams.
The DDG also has a second travel team, the Motor City Disassembly Line. This team may be composed of any skater who is not part of Detroit's WFTDA Travel Team. The MCDL travels within a limited area, and generally bouts during the Detroit Derby off-season (currently June through September). The roster changes for each game, so you should check back often to see if your favorite derby girl will be competing.