Feb. 21, 2013
-- Orange Park — The Tri-County Rolling Militia’s junior roller derby team, the Cherry Bomb Charmers, has announced open recruiting for the
2013-14 derby bouting season. The Charmers are seeking prospective skaters (ages 10-17) to fill the ranks of one of the fastest growing junior roller derby leagues in north Florida.
Junior roller derby is virtually identical to “adult” league roller derby, which is currently under consideration for the 2020 Olympics. Like the adult leagues, junior derby is a contact sport played by two teams of five players simultaneously skating on a circuit track. Each team designates a scoring player called the “jammer”; the remaining four players are “blockers”
. The Cherry Bomb Charmers are currently seeking both jammers and blockers. Junior derby is a sport that may be enjoyed by all girls, regardless of body type or level of athleticism, and the Cherry Bomb Charmers are extending an invitation to join to all interested girls during this period of open recruitment. “A lot of girls don’t fit in or connect with the volleyball girls or cheerleaders;
roller derby is different. You can embrace your individualism and still be an athlete” said Charmers Coach Lydia Cuevas.
The Cherry Bomb Charmers champion the values of teamwork, sisterhood, self-confidence, and individuality, empowering first coast girls through the competitive sport of junior roller derby. Spokespersons for the team have advised that the 2013 recruitment will end once the team has reached full strength in order to begin training members to bout during the 2013-14 junior derby season.
The Cherry Bomb Charmers are poised to become a significant voice for the empowerment of young girls in north Florida. The hard-hitting Charmers practice Sundays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays at the Orange Park Skate Station in Orange Park, Florida.
The Cherry Bomb Charmers are based in north Florida. Follow the Charmers on Instagram (#cherrybombcharmers)
and Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Cherry-Bomb-Charmers/584788...
For more information on how to become a Cherry Bomb Charmer, or for Cherry Bomb Charmer junior derby bout information, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org