Roller Derby Coaching – Part.1 How I Session Plan

Let's start off by saying coaching isn’t easy - Coaching is actually really hard! Being able to make a session that; covers varying experience and skills levels, keeps everyone engaged and involved, and most importantly allows everyone to continue to learn. Initially I found this incredibly daunting, and I still do - so this is how I plan my sessions, in case it helps anyone else out there who’s new to the coaching world!

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Season 3, Episode 4: The one with all the medals…

Yup our (Durham Roller Derby's) British Championships season is over. It's been an epic tale of highs and lows, but it's all done. From our first game against Furness way back in March, to our last game against Spa Town this past weekend we've had all sorts to contend with this year. On a personal … Continue reading Season 3, Episode 4: The one with all the medals…

Adaptation – become the water…

"You must be shapeless, formless, like water. When you pour water in a cup, it becomes the cup. When you pour water in a bottle, it becomes the bottle. When you pour water in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Water can drip and it can crash. Become like water my friend.” Bruce Lee This … Continue reading Adaptation – become the water…

Why I hate Certificates…

Yes, me, Miss competitive and lover of stats tables - I HATE Roller Derby certificates. But why, you may ask, do I hate them so much - Because I feel that they have little to no value and are frankly a waste of time. Yes I'm a huge killjoy; I skate under my real name, … Continue reading Why I hate Certificates…

Review: Bionic Bigfoot Toe Stops

Toe Stops - a super important part of any Roller Skate, and especially useful for Roller Derby. Whether a Jammer or a Blocker toe stops are a very individual thing, what works for one doesn't work for all. It's not a one size fit's all - But with that in mind here's why I love … Continue reading Review: Bionic Bigfoot Toe Stops