Fresh Meat Pain – Oh my god my back!

Does your lower back ache like mad after about 20 mins of skating? Is it screaming by the end of your 27-in-5? Back pain is really common in derby, especially when you are just starting out. Derby position is new to most people and keeping low,low, low whilst doing your laps is not something we generally do in normal life! …

Fresh Meat Pain – How the eff do I get lower??

If you’re a freshie, I bet the most heard phrase at training is “get lower!”. Coaches like to tell people to “get lower” all the time, especially during fresh meat when they’re trying to teach a room full of Bambi-on-rollerskaters how to skate safely. But what exactly is low? In derby stance, low means; knees bent, butt down, chest up …

Why You Should Watch Footage Of Yourself

If the last few years of being filmed and filming myself has taught me anything it’s that footage of yourself is super useful. Roller derby footage The first game I ever was recorded playing was about my 2nd or 3rd bout so I was still pretty Fresh. In my head, I was in The Zone. I felt I played like …