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Minimum Skills

WFTDA has a long list of minimum skills every skater must pass in order to be “bout ready.”

I have never been much of a roller skater but I’ve always enjoyed it when the opportunity presented itself.  221 more words

Tips For the FM In All of Us - 27 in 5 and Crossovers

The first time I stepped out onto a roller derby rink in skates seems like both eons ago and yesterday.  Eons ago in the sense that my knowledge of roller derby has evolved tremendously, but yesterday in the sense that I still struggle with a lot of the issues that all fresh meat do. 2,670 more words

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Roller derby skills: finding your 'Good Thing'

I don’t read sports psychology books, but from my own experience (taking ages to pass my laps and 18 months as a bouting skater) I think so much of derby is about how you think and how much confidence you have in yourself. 1,072 more words

Roller Derby