- Posted December 27, 2013 by
Orange Park, Florida
Cherry Bomb Charmers Set Timer for Recruiting Explosion
Orange Park’s only junior roller team, the Cherry Bomb Charmers, announced their Open Recruitment initiative – lasting a total of 600 hours – for the 2014 roller derby season. The 600 hour countdown for the formation of the 2014 team begins on January 7th.
Time is running out! Roller derby fans between the ages of 10 and 17 have only 600 hours to join one of the hottest junior roller derby teams in north Florida – the Cherry Bomb Charmers! The team begins its open recruitment for the 2014 roller derby season on January 7th, and will be closing recruitment on January 31st – yielding a mere 600 hours for would-be derby sisters to lace up and join the Charmers when they take the floor this season!
The Cherry Bomb Charmers junior roller derby team is a recreational women's flat-track roller derby team based in Orange Park, Florida. The Charmers are a FULL CONTACT roller derby team. “Don’t be fooled by the word ‘junior’ here,” said Charmers President and General Manager Dana Wolfe, “This is roller derby. The only difference between junior derby and adult derby is the age of our skaters.” The rule set used in junior roller derby is virtually identical to “adult” league roller derby - which is being considered for inclusion in the 2020 Olympics.
Roller derby is played by two teams of five girls, all skating in the same direction around a track. Play consists of a series of short, two-minute scoring opportunities, during which a previously designated scoring player (the "jammer") scores points by lapping members of the opposing team. Both teams assist their respective jammers while trying to block the opposing jammer.
The Cherry Bomb Charmers Junior Roller Derby is the fastest growing recreational roller derby team in north Florida. “We experienced phenomenal growth in 2013,” said Wolfe, “North Florida parents have really embraced our family-friendly league, and we’re hoping to introduce roller derby to still more girls in 2014.”
The Cherry Bomb Charmers practice on Sundays (from 6:00pm - 8:00pm) and on Tuesdays (from 5:00pm – 7:00pm) at the Skate Station Funworks of Orange Park, located at 230 Blanding Blvd. in Orange Park, Florida. Girls between the ages of 10-17, who are interested in joining the Cherry Bomb Charmers, are invited to attend any of the Charmers’ practices during Open Recruitment in January (beginning January 7th).
The goal of the Cherry Bomb Charmers junior roller derby team is to encourage skaters to realize their full Potential and to empower them to become courageous young women, radiating confidence on and off the track. As a Charmer, junior derby skaters learn lifelong team-building skills; they learn strength and independence, all the while celebrating their own individuality and unique identity in an atmosphere of sisterhood and family-like stewardship.
The Cherry Bomb Charmers Junior Roller Derby is a 501(c)3 nonprofit youth athletic organization based in Orange Park, Florida. The organization prides itself on being family-oriented and kid-friendly, welcoming north Florida girls who desire to play roller derby, recreationally, in an enjoyment-based atmosphere. Fans are encouraged to follow the Charmers on Facebook and Instagram (#cherrybombcharmers). For more information on the Cherry Bomb Charmers junior roller derby team, including how to become a Cherry Bomb Charmer, please visit http://cherrybombcharmers.com or contact: CBCDerby@gmail.com.