Pioneer Valley Roller Derby is a member-run and organized flat-track roller derby league in Florence, MA. The league currently has four competing teams, Western Mass Destruction, Quabbin Missile Crisis, the United Front, and the Dirty Dozen. All teams and recruits learn to skate, practice, and coach together, with rotating coaching schedules and an emphasis on community building, safety and respect, and inclusivity. PVRD is also the first derby league in modern history to have an all/no gender team (United Front) and the first to have an all men’s team (Dirty Dozen). During the time that I was recording footage and audio this semester, the league was off-season, recruiting new skaters and practicing for the spring.
Visit https://www.pioneervalleyrollerderby.com for more information about the league history, recruitment and season schedules, and skaters!