Fort Myers Derby Girls Kick Off Roller Derby Season in Southwest Florida

Mar 24, 2017

The Palm City Punishers kick off their season Sunday with their first home "bout" against the Long Island Roller Rebels. The Fort Myers Derby Girls league is part of a nationally-ranked team through WFTRDA, the Women's Flat Track Roller Derby Association.

But what's the difference between jammer, a blocker, and a pivot? Would you know how to break through the pack and become lead jammer? How much do you know about the increasingly popular (and potential contest in the 2020 Olympics) sport of roller derby?

Friday at 1:30 p.m., we'll talk about the strategy and athleticism of flat-track roller derby in Southwest Florida, misconceptions about the sport, and the trials and tribulations of being a derby girl with our guests: