Monthly Archives: March 2016

Use your Brain to Improve your Brawn

During a graduate school course, I read a myriad of scientific articles, most of which I have completely forgotten by this point. However, there was one article titled, “Mental Imagery Combined with Physical Practice of Approach Shots for Golf Beginners” … Continue reading

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Party On, Wayne: A Derby Player’s Relationship with Alcohol

Roller derby players enjoy spending time with each other.  And most of us enjoy a good party.  It is not uncommon for everyone at a tournament or bout to ask where the after party is.  This doesn’t mean that most … Continue reading

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Putting on Your Serious Pants

We just finished an awesome local roller derby season here in Minnesota. We all had fun, the bouts were close, and the fans were engaged. However, like many leagues out there, we are now transitioning from local season to travel … Continue reading

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When Did I Stop Being a Rookie?!

I was skating at practice one day last year when I realized I was surrounded by a bunch of faces I didn’t really recognize.  I thought to myself, “Ah, look at all these rookies, all of this fresh meat!” And … Continue reading

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How to Give Feedback (Without Being a Jerk)

When you were little, you were probably taught to use the “sandwich approach” to give some sort of negative feedback. I know I used it at least a few times on the playground in elementary school when trying to inadvertently … Continue reading

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