You guys know that I wrote a book called Roller Derby for Beginners, right? I hope so. I wrote it because when people start roller derby, they get very overwhelmed. With information. With lack of information. With the decisions that go along with buying gear. With injuries. With emotion. With excitement. It’s an overwhelming time.
I am here to cool out the roller derby beginner. There, there. It’s going to be fine. This is hard. Enjoy it while you can. Be careful. Stop beating yourself up. Take it one day at a time.
I know that not all of you beginning or wannabe or potential wannabe types aren’t going to buy the book. My budget is tight enough that I can’t spend $14.95 on a book right now. I feel you. But if you’re going to start roller derby for real, I guarantee you that Roller Derby for Beginners will save you AT LEAST that much on ill-fitting skates and cheap pads. Cheap knee pads are not worth it. There’s free advice.
Roller derby beginners of the internet: what do you want to know about? What would you like to read here?
I have a whole page of entries for newbies, in case you’d like to peruse that. What’s missing? Let us know in the comments, won’t you?
And while I have you here:
- This is hard.
- It is worth it.
- It will take a long time to get good.
- It’s not just you.
- You smell terrible, but we love you anyway.
Someday, if you work hard enough, you’ll have a famous jammer score on you in a bout, too! (Many times over.)