Join Tarpon Springs Roller Derby!
Looking for adventure, camaraderie and fun? You’ve found it. Pirate Bay Roller Derby, a Pinellas County co-ed flat track roller derby league, is always looking for skaters, referees, NSOs (non-skating officials) and volunteers to join us in one of the most inclusive, fast-paced, exciting sports around! No matter your shape, size, ability or gender – everyone is welcome here.
If contact sports aren’t your thing, why not learn to skate as a roller derby referee? Race along with the action, maintaining safety, tracking scores and assessing penalties! Not into skating but want to be involved? Our NSOs and volunteers are essential to the success of our games and scrimmages. From recording scores, tracking and timing penalties, running the scoreboard, selling merchandise or raffle tickets, there is lots to learn and lots of ways to be involved. All skating positions and volunteers must be 18+.
Come by Astro Skate of Tarpon Springs any Monday between 7:00pm and 10:00pm to meet our skaters, learn about the game and ask questions about the league and what the time and financial commitment for league members looks like – no strings attached! No experience is necessary; we will teach you everything you need to know and get you up to speed in no time.
When you decide to join, we will get you fitted for loaner gear, have you fill out some paperwork and let you hit the track to get a taste of roller derby. There are always experienced skaters on hand to answer questions and help you one-on-one. You’ll run through the basics and we will get you on your way to playing derby. Come see for yourself why we all love being a part of Pirate Bay Roller Derby!
We follow our own Pirate's Code
“Teamwork makes the dream work” might seem like a cheesy phrase, but you hear it often because it is the truth. The cooperation between all of the volunteer-only members is what ensures our continued success.
We all share a common vision of our future. We work together cohesively, towards a common goal, creating a positive learning atmospheres, and supporting each other to combine individual strengths to enhance our team performance.
We are proud of our teams and we are excited to show you why!
With practices several days and nights per week, our local community involvement and games – let’s face it, we spend a lot of time together – and we wouldn’t change it for anything!
The culture we have fostered has had a very positive impact and has created lasting friendships amongst our league. On top of all of the practices, events and games, we still find time to hang out, attend team lunches and festivals together.
We often include our significant others and kids in the extra time we spend together, building our family even bigger. The positivity is contagious and we always welcome new friends.
One of the things that makes roller derby so wonderful is the inclusivity of the sport. There is a place for everyone. We welcome all abilities, body types, genders, races, sexual orientations and religions.
There is a place for those who want to become a player and there is a place for anyone wanting to become a part of our Referee, Non-Skating Official and Volunteer teams.
Without our officials and volunteers we wouldn’t be able to have games, events, or continue to grow. We are a fair reflection of the communities we represent, with stay-at-home moms, scientists, teachers, business owners and artists all in our league.
Becoming a part of a team is an excellent way of making new friends. We are all a part of a common interest, which gives a great jumping off point for new friendships.
We travel together, and partake in an intense sport that comes with its own set of challenges.
Through sweat, and sometimes tears, we become closer friends every practice.
The days of fist fights and chair throwing are a thing of the past. Modern roller derby is about teamwork, control, agility and strategy.
We are governed and insured by the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA), and play by their ruleset.
On the track is all business and it is shown in the skill and understanding our skaters have of roller derby. With a dedicated coaching staff and an aggressive training program we can help any skater of any level achieve their goals.
From cleaning up the Pinellas Trail, to food drives or donation collections for local charities, we are always looking for new ways to have a positive impact on Tarpon Springs and the whole of Pinellas County.
We believe that giving back helps to foster the culture we built in our league and sets an example for new members joining us.