One of the key things I want to see change in derby is to get skaters playing derby sooner, but safer.Read More
Minimum Skills are Derby Skills… it’s just we just don’t always seem to teach them that way.
So how do we move from the back-to-back skill-after-skill approach to training the game at the same time?Read More
There comes a time when a coach should stop talking. This time comes more often than you might think. Probably about 87.2% of training time, the coach shouldn't be talking.Read More
You might think that rowing and roller derby are pretty different sports. Actually, no two ways about it, they are different sports. But there are key principles in common. These principles are probably common across other sports too, but I’ve not coached those ones, so you get to hear about rowing and roller derby.Read More
I wasn’t beside her when she fell…. Should I have been? Should I have noticed if the drill was too complicated? Too intense? Not appropriate for her skill level? Was she working with people who were too skilled? Not skilled enough? I refused to coach skating for months after.Read More