When I first started writing this blog (nearly ONE WHOLE YEAR AGO!) I couldn’t tell you what WFTDA stood for, I didn’t know the intricacies of a skate set up, I couldn’t have told you what a jammer was or why that ref was doing the X Factor sign, and I didn’t know that you could HIT someone and still love them with all of your heart. 450 more words
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Finished part 2 of minimum skills last night, including 27 in 5!
Feeling positive, whilst I know I need to work on the finer parts of hip and shoulder checks (stronger positional blocker than a hitting blocker which I need to work on!) and that my hip makes it difficult with slow stepping, I feel I did well! 283 more words
Yes! New league, revised rule set and exciting times!
I moved leagues just in time to be around for the scheduled league-wide minimum skills tests. I like the fact that the minimum skills tests and checks are league wide, this way everyone is together and it is a positive way of reinforcing the minimum skills regardless of which level you skate at. 458 more words
First of all, congratulations to Rena Nicely Wolf from Jacksonville RollerGirls who won the Valentine pack from my last entry!
I have been asked a few times for help with the dreadful T-stop, and in my experience, the issue usually just needs a little realization for the skater to fix it. 987 more words