Roller Derby’s biggest (only!) online coaching event
Join Rule 56 and experienced roller derby coaches from around the world for a 3-day online coach learning fest.
Derby Stance is a space for learning about coaching, sharing experiences, and understanding the value that competent, confident coaches bring to roller derby.
It’s a great opportunity for coaches or aspiring coaches to
be a part of the coach conversation in roller derby
build coaching networks,
get tools and insights to for their coach development
and most importantly learn lots and talk derby!
Nadia Kean aka Smarty Pants has been coaching sport for nearly 2 decades.
She is fascinated with how humans learn, the relationship between the coach and the athlete and what keeps people in sport.
Nadia is the owner of Strong Athletic and the host of the Strong Athletic Podcast.
I have been playing derby for Philly Roller Derby for ten seasons and co-founded the Philly Juniors program in 2014. Derby Stance is an amazing opportunity to share experiences with coaches worldwide and my hope is that there is one key piece of information that can be taken and applied to a coach's team or league.
With Junior Derby really coming on strong across the globe I'd love to assist informing programs and setting standards for coaching that will help build successful junior programs within existing adult leagues.
I’ve been in roller derby for almost a decade. Skating for Amsterdam Roller Derby since January 2010. Had a quick outing to Bear City Roller Derby in 2018, joining the A team at WFTDA playoffs. I’ve also played and captained both World Cups that team Netherlands participated in.
I’ve started coaching early on and have been coaching ever since. Coaching as one of our main league trainers, as well as coaching our b-team for 4 years.
My main focus is on building strong solid basics, so you can then work on strong solid strategies. Making sure skaters actually have the skills to do the drills!
I’ve helped C level executives understand why culture is important and how they can shape it, and those skills and strategies translate perfectly to derby!
Super excited to be a part of this, and shine some light on the importance of culture when it comes to building and sustaining a league.
Chelle Put-a-Welton and uppercase Gie have been skating with Rose City Rollers for 8 and 9 years respectively and coaching in various roles for the past 6.
Together, they co-coach a junior home team and the adult recreational and training program, Wreckers — which are comprised of mixed-level practices for those with basic skills just starting contact to skaters who have been bouting for years. Gie is currently co-head coach of the Rose City Juniors All-Stars and bench coach for the Wheels of Justice B team, Axels of Annihilation.
In addition to coaching at her home league, Chelle is satellite coaching a WFTDA team in Canada. Chelle and Gie also both sit on the Rose City Rollers Board of Directors. We are looking forward to sharing some best practices for coaching mixed skill levels for both adults and juniors, including how to run efficient practices that are engaging and growth-oriented for all.
I am one of the proud captains of Montreal Roller Derby's New Skids on the Block, and one of the team coaches of Ottawa Valley Roller Derby's Byward Bs.
I have been teaching and coaching for 21 years and hold a B.Cog.Sc with high distinction, specializing in Neuroscience. I am a sport & recreation programs management professional, travelling roller derby trainer, and content contributor with Roller Derby Athletics.
One of my main passions in roller derby and in sport is protecting the brains of athletes through concussion reduction strategies. I believe that coaches need to constantly balance the need for focus and intensity at practice with a healthy brain safety culture, and aim to centre how to effectively accomplish both in my Derby Stance seminars.