The perception of whether or not your coaches assess consistently or have bias can be as important as whether they do or not. Perfectly lovely and logical skaters get twitchy and think that so and so only failed them on their [insert x] because they don't like them/ didn't see/ is a harder assessor than the other ones...Read More
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
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.
Not only do they often not have the strength to perform a knee tap in the first place, they’re usually going so slowly that it becomes a static split squat on wheels. You can’t tap out of a split squat on wheels on your first day of training. What are you asking these people to do?!Read More