Clarksville, TN – Clarksville Roller Derby’s Red River Sirens are having Co-Announcer and National Anthem Singer Auditions. Sing your heart out for us by representing our country and team in a respectful rendition of our nation’s anthem!
Can’t sing but want can fill dead air with chatter? An announcer is the person behind the microphone at derby bouts that explains and entertains. Not required, but most announcers take their own derby names and personas or a specific boutfit to help distinguish them while also adding to the entertainment value.An announcer is responsible for having a thorough knowledge of the rules of the game, talking for long stretches without a script, and handle a play by play while adding colorful commentary.
You must also be able to inform and educate the audience and continually rope their attention back to the game while keeping the crowd amped and engaged. You must be able to remember skater names, numbers, lists of sponsors and the address for the after-party. The audience needs to know not only what happens, but why it’s happening. HOWEVER, the announcer must NEVER reveal the Jammers position.
Clarksville Roller Derby formed in 2010 as the first active roller derby league in Clarksville. Red River Sirens are the League’s first team, and are Starting their 3rd season of competition. To qualify for the team, skaters are required to pass the minimum skills test established by the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA). In addition to team and individual athletic training, skaters hold positions on various committees to keep the all-volunteer organization running.
|Red River Sirens 2013 Season Schedule|
|April 6th||at Southern Illinois Roller Girls||Marion, IL|
|April 27th||Double Header vs Derby City Roller Girls||Clarksville, TN|
|May 18th||at Bowling Green Hot Broads||Bowling Green, KY|
|June 8th||vs Nashville Roller Girls Brawl Stars||Clarksville, TN|
|June 22th||at Rolling Arsenal of Derby||Huntsville, AL|
|June 23rd||at Honky Tonk Stomp Tourney||Johnson City, TN|
|July 13th||at Cape Girardeau Roller Girls||Cape Girardeau, MO|
|July 27th||Interleague game|
|August 31st||vs Rolling Arsenal of Derby||Clarksville, TN|
|September 28th||vs Southern Illinois Roller Girls||Clarksville, TN|
|October 26th||at Rome Rollergirls||Rome, GA|
|Home = Magic Wheels, 1671 Fort Campbell Boulevard, Clarksville, TN|
About Clarksville Roller Derby League
Clarksville Roller Derby League formed in 2010 to promote roller derby as a sport, to organize roller derby teams, and to nurture self-confidence in women by developing teamwork and athletic ability while encouraging individuality within a culture of discipline, sisterhood and stewardship through training of the competitive sport of roller derby. The league operates under the guidelines of the Women’s Flat Track Roller Derby Association (WFTDA) and is run completely by volunteers.
The team’s website is www.ClarksvilleRollerDerby.com.
About Roller Derby
Roller Derby is an American-made contact sport that originated in the early 1900s. The sport was highly popular in the 1970s when professional matches were televised and the sport shared a reputation for staged action. Today’s game, which involves higher levels of strategy, is currently regaining popularity all over the country. Teams are currently active in Nashville, Memphis and Knoxville.
Roller Derby is experiencing a resurgence of popularity. Today’s teams are all-female, self-organized, and feature athleticism and campy outfits. Men are welcome to participate as coaches, referees, announcers and in team support roles. The sport is governed by the rules of the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA), which sets the rules and determines the baseline skills required of participants.
Visit www.wftda.com for more information.