Sk8 Skool

Posted by on Jan 24, 2012

Beginning skaters with Minor Threat enroll in Sk8 Skool, where they learn basic skating skills, including standing up and falling down, proper skating stance and motion, crossovers,...

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Positional Players

Posted by on Jan 24, 2012

Skaters who are still learning the game or who do not want to risk the hard knocks of full contact play play using a modified WFTDA rule set where all blocking must be done...

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Contact Players

Posted by on Jan 24, 2012

Skaters who have completed Sk8 Skool and mastered positional play may test into full-contact play. All full-contact skaters are judged on skating ability alone; age or size are not...

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Rick Rollers

Posted by on Jan 24, 2012

The Rick Rollers are Minor Threat’s travelling skaters, the skaters who play against other junior roller derby leagues in the area and nationwide, representing Las Cruces in...

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Recent Posts

Bout: Phoenix Derby Brats

Bout: Phoenix Derby Brats

Sep 12, 2012

On Sept 8 Minor Threat travelled to Phoenix to take on the Phoenix Derby Brats Major Pains at the AZRD HotHouse. The HotHouse lived up to its name, but it did not deter Minor Threat on the track. Hurricane May took lead jammer for Phoenix and posted an early lead in the first few minutes of the bout, but Minor Threat was able to take back control with amazing...

JuniorCon 2012

JuniorCon 2012

Aug 11, 2012

JuniorCon, the junior roller derby convention for skaters from around the world, was held 20-22 July 2012 at the TXRD warehouse in Austin, TX. Minor Threat took 10 skaters and 8 adult volunteers to represent Las Cruces; we comprised about 10% of the total skater attendance at the event. Before JuniorCon kicked off on Friday, Minor Threat went ice skating in...

Derby Dos – and Don’ts

A friend recently posted a list on Facebook that got me thinking about what it means to play, ref, and coach roller derby, especially junior roller derby, and what it takes to be effective in those roles. Here is her list (paraphrased and generalized): 1. Focus on developing relationships and skating abilities 1a. Patience is a virtue 1b. There are no...

JuniorCon and Fundraising

JuniorCon 2012 is scheduled for 20-22 July in Austin, TX. Minor Threat is planning to attend with as many skaters as are able to go. If you would like to go, buy your ticket now – we are a JRDA member league, so the tickets are $75. Complete trip cost is projected to be around $325 per skater (including the event ticket). There are only 200 JuniorCon...

Coverage: Las Cruces Sun-News

Coverage: Las Cruces Sun-News

Dec 9, 2011

Last week, Mr. James Staley paid a visit to a Minor Threat practice, and froze with us for a couple of hours while he talked about roller derby with our players and coaches. The result was an amazing article published today in the Las Cruces Sun-News. Thank you so much James; you really nailed it! Here’s a link to an archived PDF version of James’...