This sport and its teams do not exist without great support. Gem City Roller Derby is not just a league, it's a support system and it's a family. GCRD is full of people who love this sport and want to make this action happen in the Dayton area year after year.
Our leaguemates include our Coaches, Officials, and Volunteers. Check them out!
And if you would like to Join our family, let us know!
Meet Our 2020 Coaches
Our Coaches attend practice, run drills, learn the game, and help our teams win. They may not all skate, but they can certainly work just as hard to push for the betterment of our league. They give us invaluable insights and guidance. Check them out!
Meet Our Officials
Officials are a huge part of derby game, and we love our Dayton Zoo!
Gem City is lucky to have head officials who take the idea of officials training seriously. Most weeks, they hold an hour-long training session during scrimmages, practicing their skills. The Officials behave professionally and impartially, so you will never see them cheering one team over the other, and they work hard during the bouts — no time to chat or relax. Like skaters, Officials often choose their own derby name.
Skating officials, or referees, keep our game safe and fair. You'll see up to seven of these striped, wheel-bearing whistle blowers at each bout. Here are a few of our dedicated referees:
Non-Skating Officials (NSOs) — you see them at every bout wearing solid black (used to be pink!). NSOs run the scoreboard, track penalties, and so much more. You will often see skaters not rostered for a bout working as an NSO. Here are a few of our dedicated NSOs:
Scotchy Scotch Scott
Mauler E. Knocks
Meet Our Volunteers
These are the awesome people who don't have "skin in the game" but come together anyway to make derby happen.
Most visible of our volunteers, especially on game days, are our Announcers. They keep our fans in-the-know about every bit of action on the track that they catch and make shout outs to our league's sponsors.
Snarlett O'Hara (she)
& The Big Ragu (he)
The Bout Day Crew
We also have dedicated volunteer EMTs, track setup personnel, and more. More often than not our league members are "dual-hatted", meaning they may be skaters or officials, but they also dedicate extra time to other responsibilities that help the league run.
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