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Let’s All Jump the Apex!

Some jammers (and blockers) jump the apex all of the time.  However, for me (as for many other skaters), it took me years before I could get myself to jump the apex.  It was scary, seemed impossible, and I could … Continue reading

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The Hardest Position in Roller Derby

When I was in high school, one of my side jobs was being a referee for youth soccer. I took the classes, passed the tests, bought the outfit, and sewed on my official patches. I even had my own flags … Continue reading

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Fear, You’re Not Welcome Here!

I am playing at the Big O tournament this weekend, and am undoubtedly a little nervous. I am confident in myself and my team, but there is always some fear that creeps in before big bouts.  It is not fear … Continue reading

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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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I Finally Tried CrossFit

I have done many workouts involving elements of CrossFit, and I enjoy constantly moving while doing a strength routine.  Sometimes I would do WODs on my own (WOD stands for workout of the day…) But I have never officially taken … Continue reading

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Jammer Strategy – Before the Whistle Blows

There is so much strategy in roller derby. Blockers have set plays, different positions for different scenarios, and must constantly be communicating in order to be effective.  Jammers are a bit different.  Sure, I communicate with my blockers when I … Continue reading

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Keep your Cool – Even When You Get Smoked in the Face

You know what stinks?  Getting hit in the face. You know what stinks even more?  Getting hit in the face more than once during a bout. Blockers and jammers alike have all had bruised lips, black eyes, velcro burn across … Continue reading

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