Getting The Most Out Of Practice

The hall is hired, the track is down and there are anywhere from 10 – 30+ skaters looking expectantly at the coach. All the elements are there for a great practice session but are you taking full advantage of this? Here are the essential things I try to keep in mind that I think help me get the most out of practice. Read more

Beating Pad Stink

It’s very difficult to play roller derby without getting sweaty. But hey! Comparing sweat marks after practice is one of the perks, right?! One of the downsides to this is stinky pads; so I wrote this little guide on how I battle pad stink! Read more

So – you want to get better at roller derby?

As a beginner’s coach, I often see people focused on ‘minimum skills’ or leave practice saying ‘I must get better at skating!’. Heck, I say it to myself most weeks. (And on a good week, when I’m not so busy with work, I train up to 4 days a week!) But what does it REALLY take to be better at roller derby? Below are a few pointers in the right direction… Read more