Tag Archives: Hard Dash

Roller derby finances: Comparing the top nonprofit leagues in WFTDA

How do the top teams in WFTDA stack up financially? After a couple weeks digging through the data, namely 2013 public tax documents that all nonprofits file, I have the answers for you. Make your bets now.

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Roller derby drills are hard … all of them … always

Oh hey. I’ve had a lot of big changes in my life, but thanks for the encouraging comments and emails asking me to blog more/again. I want to. I plan to. As a way to ease back in, here’s what … Continue reading

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How to bench coach: A clinic from Rose City Rollers’ Mike Chexx

This summer I helped coach Rose City’s Derby Daze — an intense weekend of skate clinics — and Rose’s travel team coaches, Rob Lobster and Mike Chexx led a lunchtime talk on coaching. What Mike Chexx said blew my mind. … Continue reading

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Our changing bodies: How roller derby made me smaller, bigger, bigger and why that was hard

Roller derby has changed and changed and re-changed my body. I got skinny, I got bigger in some areas (welcome back, awkward teenage years), I got skinny and worried about myself, I got some nice abs for a minute, my … Continue reading

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Grim D Mise talks about not making the Team USA roster … this time

This is the last installment of the Grim D Mise series. I’ve followed the Maine Roller Derby player through her Team USA tryouts since May. A preliminary roster of candidates was published on the team’s Facebook page and Grim wasn’t … Continue reading

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Take the star — why you’re going to try jamming next practice

It happens in leagues all over the world. A jammer comes out of a drill, sweaty and breathing hard, pulls the panty off her head, smiles and waves it in the air. “Who wants to jam?” Happy, huffing jammers approaching … Continue reading

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Preparing for roller derby fresh meat tryouts

Here’s what you need to know before your fresh meat tryout: You should definitely roller skate first It’s pretty essential. In August 2010 I felt comfortable in my new career, but needed something physical. It was my first time trying … Continue reading

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