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Diary 14/08/16

Weak areas
  • Slipping backwards on my skates
  • Scrim-brain
  • Transitioning from a brace into a wall
  • Pushy jammer
Areas which sucked slightly less


So this past week we had tryouts for our B team. We skated almost every day for the past ten days, and ended the festivities with an awesome scrimmage, which left me tired but so happy about how far I had gotten, and how much more was left for me to do. 262 more words

Roller Derby

Diary 27/06/16 - So basics, wow

Some really great training so far this month. I’m having good feels about derby, and I’ve finally managed to get one of my rules infographics off the ground, which is a weight off my mind. 392 more words


Minimum Skills: Stop Freaking Out

Ah minimum skills.

The Freshies on my league have their mins testing on Monday. Watching them get ready reminded me of how I felt as I went through the same motions only a few months ago.  1,078 more words

Roller Derby

Diary 27/02/16 - 27s e'rywhere

Left: Celebration for Pain’s first full training session, and War’s final training with SRT; Right: Massaging my poor quads after my 27 laps

I had another of those OHMYGODTRAININGWASSOGOODIWANTTOCRY type days. 418 more words


How to practice effectively

When you’re new to derby, it can seem like there is an overwhelming amount to take in. The list of minimum skills alone seems infinite. 672 more words


Diary 14/02/16 - ALL THE DERBY LOVE

Left & Right: Me reffing (in the grey shirt)

Forgive me for a moment because I just wanna gush about derby.

So obviously I’m not allowed to scrim or be on the team until I pass my skills tests.Til then, I’m kind of a peripheral member of the league, as with the other pre-minimum skills guys. 612 more words