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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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Mental Strength to Last Two Minutes

Imagine the following scenario… Your team is down by 2 points going into the last jam. You are already tired, but all of your fellow jammers are tired as well.  Your coach gives you the star and tells you to … Continue reading

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Where are your forearms?!

Many jammers have a tendency to use their forearms while jamming.  Even worse, they use their hands without thinking and end up getting all kinds of forearm calls.  I have gone through three forearm phases in my derby career: Phase … Continue reading

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What’s your Plan?

​I have been an athlete for a very long time. Since I started playing soccer in elementary school, I can’t think of a time in my life when I wasn’t working out in some way. Sure, I’ve had injuries and … Continue reading

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Tighten your Toe Stops!

As derby skaters, we’ve all seen it (or been the victim of it). That moment during a bout when someone is on the track and their wheel falls off. Or their toe stop comes off. Or some other piece of … Continue reading

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