WHO WE ARE
Palouse River Rollers (PRR) is a non-profit flat track roller derby league based out of Pullman, Washington USA. PRR is made up of two teams, Palouse River All Stars and Palouse River Rampage. We are a WFTDA member league as of 2018!
HOW WE STARTED
PRR was founded in January 2014 with the intention of being an athletic force within the Inland Northwest. PRR strives to focus and excel at the ever-changing strategic team sport that is roller derby, competing against and learning from some of the best leagues in the area. We call ourselves athletes, and we challenge ourselves to consistently master the new standards and regulations of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association. PRR actively contributes to community causes through positive engagement in volunteerism, charitable assistance, and local interactive events. PRR is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and a WFTDA member league!
POSITIVE. We recognize that roller derby, and everything it takes to make a roller derby league run, takes lots of energy. We know that positivity fuels us to keep going and negativity steals our energy. We promise to practice positive self-talk as well as bring positive energy to practices and bouts. When bad days happen we know that our teammates will be there for us. In turn, we promise not to let negative feelings infiltrate our positive, focused derby space.
RESPONSIBLE. Our league is operated "for the skaters, by the skaters." Though each of us may have different jobs within the league, we know that the responsibility for any successes or failures of our league lies with EACH of us. We take our responsibility to our league and to each other very seriously. We also accept responsibility for representing the entire derby community in a positive way. Finally, we have responsibility for bettering our community.
COMMITTED. We each have many commitments in our lives; school, jobs, family, etc. At PRR, we respect each other’s commitments outside of derby, but we also recognize that operating our league takes commitment. As members of PRR, we commit to these values of the league, we commit to our responsibilities within the league, and we commit to the goals of the team.
ATHLETES. We believe that roller derby is an athletic sport, and vow to treat it as such. We believe that we who play roller derby are athletes, and vow to treat ourselves as such. This pertains to our sportsmanship, our health and fitness, and our mental preparedness for derby.
RESPECT. We respect and value ALL members of our league. We also promise to show respect to fans, community members, volunteers, NSOs, referees, and our competition at all times, when we are representing PRR.
ENCOURAGE. We recognize that none of us would be playing roller derby without having received some encouragement at some point. We vow to use words and actions that make others feel good about their successes, comforted and yet determined in their failures, and hopeful for what they might be able to accomplish.