DERBY MOMS & DAUGHTERS: JEFA VERDE AND MONSTER TRUCK

Who said roller derby wasn’t a family affair?

In honor of Mother’s Day this month, SFVRD will be highlighting and giving a “shout out” to all the awesome mothers who set amazing examples for their daughters.  So much so that sometimes their daughters decide to get in on the action, too.

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This week on Derby Moms & Daughters, SFV Roller Derby would like to introduce you to Jefa Verda and her daughter, Monster Truck!

Monster is 9 years old. [Her] favorite part about playing derby with me is that she gets to hit me, and when we play together and I’m on her team, we get to help each other.

My favorite part about playing together is watching her get better and better each week. As far as how I feel about her playing, I think it’s great. She has really become a stronger, more independent person because of this sport, and she’s figured out how tough she really is.

Our relationship has changed for the better as well. We’ve become competitive with each other, in a positive way, and our conversations on the way to and from practice are so fun….we talk a lot about what we do at derby, but also about her relationships with other kids at school and we problem solve issues using derby as an example. As much as I love it when I learn something new in derby, I really love it when she masters something, because each time, she gains another ounce of confidence in her non-derby life….it’s really fricken cool to watch.

(Psst: Hey Monster Truck, I like hitting your mom, too. :P)

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY JEFA AND MONSTER TRUCK!

Interested in playing roller derby with your daughter? Email recruits@sfvrollerderby.com for more information!

SFV Roller Derby

THE LOT, 12900 Bradley Ave, Sylmar, CA