Game Day Mental Toughness Part 1: Pre-Game

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So you’ve got a game coming up and you’re starting to feel a bit nervous. Maybe a bit more than nervous. Maybe you’ve been vomiting twice a day for the last week. I get it. True story: Early on in my derby career, I would used to get so nervous before games that I would get stomach pains, cry, argue with my …

Treble’s Gear Reviews: Deadbolt APEX Knee Pads

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I was recently lucky enough to be asked to review the new Deadbolt Apex Knee Pads. I employed my good friend R2-Dee2 to help me! Here’s what we thought…. What Deadbolt say Always listening to their customers and following their quest to create the perfect knee pad, the Apex pads are slimmer than the previous iteration, the Grand Slam pads to …

The Secret Life of a Crossover

No, not those kinds of crossovers!  If you skate with a league lucky enough to have more than one team, you also probably have crossover skaters: Skaters who play for both the A and B team or the home team and the travel team. Being a crossover has its own unique challenges and benefits that you just don’t encounter when …

10 Ways To Deal With Plateaus

We all know the feeling. Even though you’ve been training your butt off you suddenly hit a wall. It feels like your progress has come to a grinding halt. All the while everyone else seems to be improving at a rapid speed and overtaking you. You feel left behind. Frustrated. Maybe even like you’ve actually gotten worse. You might even imagine …

Reading List: Great Books for Mindset

If you’ve been in the roller derby game for a minute, you’ve probably realised (or been told repeatedly) that at least half of what determines success is mental. Mental toughness, mindset, attitude… all of these things basically mean the same – how you think, what you think about and how you deal with things – and they have an absolutely …

New Year, Nutrition: Plant- Based Sports Nutrition

As it’s the start of a new year, many people are making resolutions (or even better, forming new habits) and most of them revolve around fitness, health or eating habits. And I am one of those people! I’ve started #ExercsiseEveryDay and made a bet with my boyfriend that the first one to drink alcohol this year, loses! And I’ve also been …

Forget Resolutions. Habits Instead!

Around the world it’s slowly ticking over into 2017 and a lot of people will be glad to see the back of 2016. Personally, 2016 has been a bit of a roller coaster. I’ve had some amazing times and some really crap times. I mourned the deaths of musicians I loved. I decided my time had come to leave my …

20 Last Minute Derby Christmas Gifts

Christmas is a week away and, if you’re anything like me, you haven’t even started buying presents yet. Or maybe you’ve started shopping but you’re stuck trying to think of something for that person* in your life that is just completely obsessed with roller derby. Never fear, Treble is here with 20 last minute gifts you can buy the love of …

Tips For A Long Distance Relationship (with your league)

I’ve been in a long distance relationship for about 5 months now and things are going pretty well. There have been a couple of bumps in the road, well more specifically accidents that have caused lots of traffic, but overall things have been going pretty smoothly. I think we’re in it for the long haul, guys! If you’re considering having a long …

November’s Cool Things: Poorly Cats, Off-Season & Unofficial Mental Toughness Month

November has been a rollercoaster of a ride, hasn’t it? I turned 30, released my first book, watched an amazing Champs weekend, woke up to the news that Trump won the U.S election, had food poisoning/norovirus, played against Paris Roller Girls, fouled out for the first time in my derby career, was awarded the Spirit Award, Pidge has been poorly …