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Overthinking Means Underperforming

I have grown quite a bit as a jammer over the last 5 years.  Just recently, I was thinking about my good bouts vs my bad bouts.  What was different about them?  Why did some bouts feel like a constant … Continue reading

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The More (or Less) You Know

During the derby season, sometimes you become bombarded (or obsessed) with learning what others think of your team. You could be constantly checking Flat Track Stats, reading bout prediction posts, or seeing comments posted on social media.  Although these might … Continue reading

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Avoid Self-Handicapping — Derby is Hard Enough Already!

For most of us, roller derby is hard.  It takes years of training, countless hours away from our families and friends, and extreme mental and physical exertion.  It is such an incredibly competitive team sport, and the success of the … Continue reading

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Just Do It: Why Your Derby Rituals Actually Matter

This weekend is our first WFTDA-sanctioned bout of the season. In mentally preparing for this bout, I reflected on some of the derby rituals I have developed over the years. Luckily, I don’t have any rituals that involve wearing stinky … 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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