News from the Jawn

We are Philly and WE WANT YOU!

Philly Roller Derby is always looking for dedicated and determined competitors. Like any sport, roller derby requires aggression, endurance, teamwork, as well as mental and physical toughness — and that’s not all. We are a skater-owned and operated organization and that means we work hard on- and off- skates. Just what kind of work are we talking about? Check out our FAQs here for some more information regarding league membership and expectations.

Still not sure? Attend one of our workshops where  we  teach some basic skating skills necessary for derby and answer any questions you may have about joining the league. Never skated before? Who cares?! Derby will teach you that Rule #1 is to be fearless. Fortune favors the brave, after all. Follow us on Facebook to receive updates on our upcoming workshops. We hope to see you soon!

If you’re ready to go, fill out this form to take your first step towards becoming a roller derby player!


ECDX 2018!

ECDX is Philly Roller Derby’s biggest event and fundraiser of the year and has been since 2007. ECDX is, true to its name, a roller derby extravaganza with lots of roller derby bouts, fun, swimming, and community. ECDX 2018 will be held June 22nd-24th at the Sportsplex! (1331 Oreilly Dr. Feasterville, Pennsylvania)
Follow us on Facebook @ecdx2018 ! There is an event page for the day of events, but if you follow our ECDX page you’ll have all the information you need!

The team interest form has been posted on our Facebook, but if your team is still interested in being a part of the action please email
We are proud to announce the Tournament Head Referee: Judge Double Wapner and Tournament Head NSO: Toxic Marcotic! We look forward to working with these fine individuals this year. Please be on the lookout for Officials’ updates on how YOU can be a part of ECDX 2018’s officiating crews!

!!!NEW NEWS!!!

We’re adding a little bit of a spin to ECDX this year! We will be adding some amazing clinics and seminars in addition to the traditional ECDX fun in the sun! These clinics and seminars will be lead by some of the best coaches in the world of roller derby! Our coaches list and more information regarding the clinics is soon to come. You will find the most information on our ECDX Facebook page.

Event pricing and participation, etc. will be made public within the next few weeks. Thanks for your patience!
We can’t wait to see you all at ECDX 2018, the best derby summer getaway! Make ECDX your SUMMER SKATECATION!!!

Thank you Philadelphia!

A huge thank you to all that helped make this event possible including PRD and PRDJ members and volunteers, WFTDA, and the following sponsors:

MVP Team Gear
El Gallo Apparel
All About Derby
Mean Cat Printing
Dutchland Roller Derby
Moreau Regime
Feminist Apparel
Sourpuss Clothing
Breaking Point Fitness
Temple University
Meals on Wheels
Lancaster Farm Fresh
Talking Headz Hair Salon
Philly Independents
Red Bull
Trader Joes
Hoo Rags
KT Tape
QC Merchantile
Crash Bang Boom
Skater Di and Steve DeCusatis
ReAnimator Coffee
South Street Bagels
Whole Foods
Select Shop 215
South Fellini
Amalgam Comics


Congrats PRDJ USA Team East Members

Congratulations to our Juniors – Boomerang, Tom-a-Hawk, and Unstoppable – chosen to represent the USA Team East in the 2018 Junior Roller Derby World Cup! To say we are proud is an understatement! Stay tuned for the road to World Cup and follow us on Facebook. @phillyrollerderbyjuniors
#wearephilly #juniorrollerderbyworldcup2018#eastisbeast #jrda #soproud

Lay Down Sally

November Skater of the Month:
Lay Down Sally #86

Get out of her way– because Lay Down Sally will tractor right over you!!!! 🚜🚜🚜At a impressive 5′ 10″ Sally leverages her height as a quick blocker that can cover the track quickly and a jammer that stands high against opposing teams. She came to Philly as a brand new skater, THIS SEASON and is already killin’ the game!! 💥💥 In addition to being a strong player with the Independence Dolls/Block Party, Lay Down Sally also plays with PRD’s hometeam, Germantown Loose Cannons! 👀👀Look for Lay Down Sally’s double threat abilities in the 2018 PRD home season at PRD’s own, Roller Jawn with her Loose Cannons! BOOM! 💣💣

When Sally isn’t skating she spends time in the outdoors 🏕 on her small farm, hiking, growing vegetables 🥔🌽🥕and selling them at a stand out front! 👩🏼‍🌾 OH and don’t forget and her chickens! 🐔🐣🐔 Lots of family and friends time is super important to her as well! Aw! 💖

🙌🏽Great work this season Lay Down Sally– whatcha got for Philly Roller Derby in 2018?!?! 🤷🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️