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
Are there times when you ask your players to scale back their play to facilitate the drill? How often do you tell your jammers to “play dumb” or “go at 50%”?
Don’t do that.Read More
We did a guest blog for The Derby Apex!
From the minute someone sets wheels on your track, I want them to be thinking for themselves. This starts with skills. Coach them to self-assess, self-correct, and innovate from how they do a better plow stop to how they get their jammer through a pack. My role is to give them the framework and the tools to sort it all out.
Let’s take a minute to talk about role definition and training.
It’s a great idea. I mean, it’s how other sports do it. It allows your players to get really strong at the skills they need for a specific role. It allows them to excel as a role. It gives players focus. It makes for straightforward lesson planning. It means you don’t really need a Line Up Manager (in the original sense of the bench role) and you can put analytical and specialised coaches on the bench.Read More