Passing the Star, My Journey to Blocking Part 2

Following on from my previous blog post on this topic, I want to talk a little bit about the challenges that come with training in a different role/position within the team from both a physical and a mental game standpoint. So let's start with the physical challenges; specifically learning how your body has to adapt … Continue reading Passing the Star, My Journey to Blocking Part 2

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Passing the Star, My Journey to Blocking Part 1

I've taken a break from blogging for a little while, because life. Disclaimer: I actually started writing this shortly after my holiday, but never quite got round to finishing it, until now.... But the other week, while on holiday and reading another book on mindset and mental game for life (and as an athlete) I … Continue reading Passing the Star, My Journey to Blocking Part 1

British Champs – Tier 3 North

[Disclaimer: Written prior to 30th of March] This year we got promoted. Our first game is the 30th of March in the seaside town of Blackpool. This season is a total unknown to us - The team has changed, as all Roller Derby teams do, a lot since last season. We've got a shorter Jammer … Continue reading British Champs – Tier 3 North

Roller Derby Coaching / Jan 2019

We’re back on it for the 2019 season, and we’re hitting the year off with a bang - British Championships, Tier 3 is our new home and we’re ready for the challenge it brings. So back to coaching, and developing myself as a coach, which is one of my big goals for this year. I’ve … Continue reading Roller Derby Coaching / Jan 2019

Why off-skates is more Important than ever

I don’t know about you guys, but playing Roller Derby is getting harder - not as in the rule book (that’s another post in itself) - but as in just physically playing the sport… I’ve been involved in Roller Derby for around 6/7 years, which compared to some folks makes me a novice, but can … Continue reading Why off-skates is more Important than ever