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I’ve working on a post about making game rosters – I’ve asked some captains and coaches to share how they do it, and how skaters can improve their chances of making the list. So look out for that next week. While I was thinking about it, though, I was chatting a bit on Twitter about […]

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As we continue to celebrate the release of Roller Derby for Beginners, today we have a SISU mouth guard to give away. Thanks, SISU! In the book, I talk about making goals, and then tailoring your work to meet those goals. Lots of skaters think that more is more: that they can’t possibly miss any […]

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If you’re new to roller derby, or just new to a particular team or situation, there are a few common ways to make a bad first impression.  Go nuts! Later, you can work up to advanced bad impressions at roller derby practice by saying things like “I don’t jam” or “I only jam.” Show up […]

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Star passes – they’re so hot right now! From what I’ve noticed, passing the star (aka panty passes, aka passing the cap) hasn’t been in vogue for the last few years, but there have been several star passes in high-profile play in the last few months. Bonnie Thunders passed the star to Mick Swagger at ECDX. […]

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If ya’ll have been poking around the site, you know that I started my roller derby career with the Bleeding Heartland Rollergirls. I’m one of those rare Portland natives (okay, I grew up in Beaverton), but when my husband and I got married, he was in a doctoral program at Indiana University. Of the two […]

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WFTDA playoffs work differently this year. Instead of a regional playoff system, teams are seeded in tournaments without regard to geography. This was supposedly a boon for teams like Rose City or Denver or Rat City, which might have been one of the twelve best teams in the WFTDA in recent years, but were often […]

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It’s here! It’s a real thing! Okay, the interior of the book itself still needs to be laid out, but the outside is all prettied up. I’m really excited about it, and also glad that both the graphic designer and the model were Fresh Meat when I was a coach. The oval of derby, my […]

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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. This month, Gotham has LOST THE FIRST PLACE SPOT. Someome things are just better than Gotham…and I got bored with having the same team in first place every month the Frisky Power Rankings have […]

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Windy City was clearly in top form last weekend as hosts of the Golden Bowl, beating Texas by 3, Bay Area by 63, and Denver by 38. They win the weekend, hands down. From what I saw, they played together, played clean, and used a physical defense to hold opponents to an average of 153 […]

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Blood and Thunder recently announced a modified rule set for the 2014 Roller Derby World Cup. Basically, it’s WFTDA rules, plus a few changes to jazz things up a bit: 30-second penalties, shortened jammer penalties, and a mercy rule. People, in general, seem to hate the mercy rule. I can see where Blood and Thunder […]

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