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You made it through tryouts. You made it through fresh meat. You finally made a roster. Now, time for glory, right? It doesn’t always work that way. I asked a few captains and coaches just how in the heck you’re supposed to get actual track time in a game. Effy aka Reffy has coached children and […]

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Something weird happened to me at practice that got me thinking about self-talk and the ways we sabotage ourselves. It was a simple line drill, toward the end of practice. One line’s the jammer, one line’s the blocker, etc. But my first thought was, “I can’t do this. I don’t want to do this.” Really, brain? […]

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Welcome once again to the Frisky Power Rankings, where I rank women’s flat track roller derby according to my whims/in-depth knowledge. Seems like there wasn’t a ton of top-level action in July. You had your last-moment games for playoff rankings in June, and then you’ll have your tune-up games in the next month or so. […]

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Did ya’ll have fun last weekend? I know a bunch of you went to RollerCon. This year didn’t seem like the barrage of “OMG WE’RE HAVING THE TIME OF OUR LIVES” social media onslaught that I’ve seen in the past. And maybe Facebook realized that I don’t need to see every single tagged photo of […]

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Not all of us are going to RollerCon. Maybe you can’t afford it, or you have other responsibilities, or you just don’t feel like going to Las Vegas in July. Or you don’t prefer not to. All fair and valid life choices. However, I think the rest of us should have some fun—just like last […]

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WFTDA RANKINGS AND PLAYOFF SEEDINGS ARE OUT ARE YOU EXCITED I AM EXCITED FLIGHTS FROM PORTLAND TO DALLAS ARE CHEAP I’M JUST SAYING   Okay, we don’t have to yell for the ENTIRE post. I’m happy that flights are cheap to Dallas (Rose has had less-fortunate travel plans the last few years), but that lineup […]

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There are two kinds of people. Just kidding: There are way more than two kinds of people. And all of them would get roller derby nerves in some capacity. But for our purposes, let’s say there are two kinds of people. Both are planning their first plane trip. One type says, “Yay, a plane ride! […]

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Welcome once again to the Frisky Power Rankings, where I rank women’s flat track roller derby according to my whims/in-depth knowledge. Gotham. They might be even better than last year? This does not seem fair. Rose City Rollers. Invited BAD, Denver, and Terminal to town, made them bout in 90-100 degree heat, and beat them all […]

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I posted something about livetweeting games and roller derby social media in 2012 (where does that time go, that’s bananas), so I’ve had three years to get annoyed and think about this more. TL;DR—stop live tweeting on your main handle. -Frisky Are you on Twitter? Me, too! I like it! I tweet all the time, and enjoy […]

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I moved a couple of weeks ago. We’re still living out of boxes, between the toddler and the heat and the lack of time and the fact that we can’t use our stove anyway due to electrical issues. You want to hear all about it? Do you know anything about grout? Fine, we’ll skip the New […]

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