Category Archives: Training

Training Tip of the Month

Scrimmage Practice “We should bout more!” How many times does every rollergirl feel that way about practice? And how much does every trainer dread hearing that about practice! Of course, we’re all in it to play the game! Roller derby is way more fun than skating drills. But you have to condition your muscles and use […]

Training Tip of the Month

Footwork Maybe you’ve just developed that smooth glide, a nice long stroke that makes going fast effortless. Well it’s time to forget grace and start to hop around! Jump up, jump up and get down. These choppy steps will make you unpredictable and unblockable to your opponents. Of course you don’t need to clomp around like a […]

Training Tip of the Month

Hit Timing There are two common mistakes when it comes to hitting in roller derby. The first is hesitating; waiting for that perfect moment to make a giant take-out, half the time the moment never comes so the hit never happens. The second mistake is hitting and hitting and hitting like a woodpecker on a […]

Training Tip of the Month

Endurance Ah, endurance, bane of the rollergirl, except the masochists among us. Something we must endure not enjoy. Rollergirls want to play with our teammates and hit bitches, not skate ’round and ’round in circles like a speed skater! Sure you might think roller derby isn’t about endurance – it’s just two minutes at a […]

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