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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 recipe: Heat-molded skates

To yield two perfectly molded skates, you will need: 1 cookie sheet 2 brand-new (or new to you, or ill-fitting) roller skates 2 socks

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Love is the most important part of roller derby — and it can make your team more competitive

That’s not mushy flib-flab. You know what makes people the best at what they do? They f-ing love it. Continue reading

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How to transfer into a new league gracefully

Transferring to a bigger league? Smaller league? I have some tips to help with the tricky transition. Continue reading

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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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