[VIDEO] Hockey Stops 101

In the video I show you 4 (ish) different ways of learning or teaching hockey stops. If you or your skaters are struggling with one technique, try another. Learning a skill is not one-size-fits all so if something’s not working, don’t be afraid to try something different or to approach it with a different mindset. First, what is a hockey …

Give It A Rest – Stop Overtraining Now

LETS TALK ABOUT REST DAYS. Do you take rest days? Do you feel guilty if you do? Do you feel like you have to be training hard every day to improve? I understand all of those feelings and tried my best to train everyday until suddenly I couldn’t any more. I would be so incredibly tired and yet still think …

[VIDEO] Roller Derby Tutorial – Pivot Transitions

Learn how to do pivot transitions for roller derby! Pivot transitions require you to pivot on your front or back wheels, meaning you have to lift either your heels or toes in order to turn. Front wheels = front edge. Back wheels = back edge. These transitions are great for you if you: Struggle opening your hips Need to transition …

Improve You Derby Mindset: Adapt, Reject, Add

“Absorb what is useful, reject what is not and add what is specifically your own.” Have you ever heard that quote from Bruce Lee? It’s a really great quote that I think can be applied to SO much of life, including… roller derby! There is A LOT of information about roller derby out there. Off-skates training, mental toughness books and …

What I Learned From Taking 4 Months Off Roller Derby

At the end of the season last year, my brain, body and bank account finally said “Enough!” and I was forced to take some proper time off from roller derby.  I was emotionally, mentally, fiscally and physically exhausted and I wasn’t interested in anything remotely roller derby. Looking back I think I was probably slightly depressed, but I was definitely …

Why I Took 4 Months Off From Roller Derby

At the end of the 2017 summer, just after my team and I got home from Mayday Mayhem – my first ever American tournament – I began to descend into what I can only describe as a derby depression. At first I felt exhausted and directionless – “play in U.S tournament” was literally my main goal when I joined CCR. …