Baltimore area moms tear up the rink in roller derby - If you want to play

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Charm City Roller Girl's season runs from January to October, and the league holds tryouts several times a year for women interested in playing roller derby. After passing tryouts, players enter the league as "freshmeat" skaters and begin learning blocking and other intermediate skills needed to scrimmage with the league. After they master those skills, they are allowed to practice with the other players and learn advanced bouting skills and strategy. Then, when they are deemed ready to play, they are drafted by a home team and can also participate in the B league travel team, Female Trouble. While any league member can join Female Trouble, players have to try out separately for the other, more competitive interleague team, CCRG All Stars. Visit the league's website,, to learn more about what it takes to be a roller girl.

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