We want to be conscious of our position of privilege and acknowledge that others need an opportunity to be in the center. We need to do more than just prop a door open. Sometimes we need to leave the room. Or at least sit back against the wall and leave a clear the path to the buffet. This is where we are in European roller derby. This is where the thinking has got to but there’s a whole lot of “what does that look like?”Read More
Two days, 14 coaches, one freezing gym hall later, I almost have my Level 2 BRSF Generic Skate Coach qualification. I say “almost”, because part of the process is a 39 hour online course about how to safeguard children and vulnerable adults which I have only just embarked upon.
I went in a bit uncertain of the potential value, but hopeful that I would pick up some info to fill the gaps in my coaching brain. And I promised to share my learning. The learning starts here!Read More
I am beyond excited that this weekend I am actually finally really and truly attending a coaching qualification course for skating. After more than six years of coaching derby I’m finally getting some guidance on how to do it! Everything till now has been following, shadowing, trying, experimenting… annnnnd, I think I’ve just about sussed it.Read More