Founded in April 2011 and Incorporated in 2013 and granted 501(c)(4) tax-exempt status in 2016, the Los Alamos Derby Dames promotes the sport of women’s flat track roller derby through the development of athleticism within the local community. LADD strives to promote the empowerment of all women by providing positive athletic role models and creating a community-based sport for those of any skill level. Training and competing allows for the growth of several values, including but not limited to: appreciation for hard work, a sense of loyalty and good sportsmanship, personal pride, integrity and ethical conduct.
In April of 2016, the Los Alamos Derby Dames were accepted into the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association’s Apprentice Program. As an apprentice league, we must complete a training program and reach certain bout and paperwork requirements in order to graduate as a full member league. We are so excited to be a part of the WFTDA family and look forward to graduating soon!
What is WFTDA?
The Women’s Flat Track Derby Association is the international governing body for the sport of women’s flat track roller derby and a membership organization for leagues to collaborate and network. The WFTDA sets standards for rules, seasons, and safety, and determines guidelines for the national and international athletic competitions of member leagues. There are currently 381 WFTDA member leagues and 66 leagues in the WFTDA Apprentice program.
The Los Alamos Derby Dames strive to do our part in our community. We are currently partnered with JudyGail’s Place, a non-profit organization that supports New Mexico families who have escaped from a violent partner. JudyGails Place networks with community members to provide resources that ensure families have access to thriving futures that reach far beyond surviving.