Trust in roller derby

June 19, 2014
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This week, Rogue N Josh introduced us to the roller derby pyramid. It represents the vital elements of team work. The basic element is trust. “It’s easy to see on the playing field or court when teammates don’t trust each other. Instead of staying in position, they are moving all over trying to do too […]

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Is your Treasurer stealing from you?

May 13, 2014
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Photo by Martin Stanley; edited Dilettante

I used to be Treasurer of my roller derby league, which means I have the inside goss on derby fraud. Would you like to know how to prevent your Treasurer stealing your money? Pay EVERYTHING via EFT. Come on people, it’s 2014, who even uses cash anymore? If you must hand over cash, make sure […]

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Derby Test Day

March 26, 2014
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A beautiful fresh meat pace line

I still remember my first roller derby test day. It was slightly unpleasant. Here are some tips for getting through yours in one piece. Know as much as possible about what you’re being asked to demonstrate. Will it be ticked off a form? If so, politely ask if you can see the form ahead of […]

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So, you’re a trainer

March 14, 2014
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Trademark Hit

This one is for all the skaters out there who’ve found themselves on the training committee or fancy themselves on the training committee. Most trainers are appointed based on their level of skating/derby skills (or they only feel comfortable volunteering for the role once they reach a certain level of skill). But just because someone […]

My thoughts when I’m jamming

March 7, 2014
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Skate Pilgrim

by Skate Pilgrim Nothing better than when I’m standing on that jammer line. My heart is racing trying to escape my chest. The whistle blows and there’s a rush of emotion for the briefest moment. The endless opportunities play out before me as I see the path ahead of me. I step left, right, push. […]

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High iron snacks

March 1, 2014
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Tinned oysters

Athletes need haemoglobin to function. If you’re low on this vital oxygen-carrying component of your blood, you won’t perform at your optimal level. Haemoglobin deficiency is known as anaemia. It diminishes your aerobic capacity, depriving you of much needed speed to get through the pack, or to chase down a speedy jammer. Here are five […]

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Help Save Roller Derby AU

February 18, 2014
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Image borrowed from http://tupelohoneys.wordpress.com/2011/07/23/rollerderby/

Roller Derby AU needs your help. RDAU was started by doom bug after she noticed there was no central source of roller derby information for Australians. She has worked tirelessly on it since 2011, despite not having enough time to participate as a player. Now she needs to devote her energy to other passions in […]

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