Be Aggressive, Be, Be Aggressive – How To Find Your Aggression For Derby

Roller derby is an aggressive sport, it’s full contact, hard hitting and fast paced. If you want to get somewhere in derby you have to find and control your aggression. Aggression is usually seen as a bad thing and uncontrolled, hostile aggression is. That kind of aggression is when you just “lose it” and you want to intentionally hurt someone. I …

Roller Derby Stars Who Came Back From Injury

When you get injured playing roller derby, you might worry that you’ll never get back on skates. Whilst the road to recovery can be long and hard, the list below will show you that it is possible to get injured and go on to be a great skater. What makes it more impressive about these athletes who’ve made a comeback …

It’s ok to miss practice….. occasionally.

There are lots of blog posts about how to be a Good Roller Girl, most including something along the lines of “stop bitching and moaning, man up and get to practice!”. No doubt there’s some subtle guilt tripping in your league whenever anyone misses a practice too. I’m here to tell you that SOMETIMES it’s ok to miss practice. Whenever I …

New Year’s Intentions

  I don’t really like making resolutions, mostly because I never seem to stick to them. I think they are designed to make you feel guilty when you inevitably eat that bar of chocolate or miss that day at the gym. I’ve seen other people suggest setting New Year’s Goals but if you don’t achieve a goal, you can end …

10 Exercises To Strengthen Your Confidence Muscle

Feeling like crap at the moment, as if everyone who started at the same time as you has overtaken you, both figuratively and literally? Do you come away from practice feeling like you are never going to be good enough? Does it seem like skating comes so easily to everyone else whilst you are spending more time in your ass than …