Big plans for a big Community

The best way to develop a community is to bring people together, in person or online. 

For Coaches

EURO DERBY CON FTW (July 19 - 22 in Barcelona, Spain)

Rule 56 is headed to Barcelona to be a part of the biggest Euro Derby gathering ever.  We'll be running free seminars over the course of the weekend and generally chatting to everyone we can.  If you're going to be there and you fancy having a natter about coaching, let us know -- we are totally up for shooting the coaching breeze over sangria in the sunshine.  

More info on our sessions to come! 

 

For Skaters

Bite-sized Bootcamps for your busy derby schedules.  

The one about building walls
01 July 2018, Bradford (UK)


Our next 2-hour session will focus on the skills you need to build solid derby walls.  Looking at the six key objectives of a decent wall : the catch, tracking, the lock-down, the hand off, the reform, and wall defence.  Build your skills and see how these different elements work together in any wall formation. 

For pre-mins and early scrimmagers.   


DERBY STANCE ONLINE COACHING SUMMIT 
(Nov 29 - Dec 02)

The next big thing in the coaching conversation!

Four days of online seminars, workshops, and opportunities to connect with other roller derby coaches and captains! 

Breaking down geographic and time barriers, this coaching summit is all online, with an opportunity to access the seminars after the fact, in case you can't attend due to silly things like jobs or sleep. 

Pop over to our logistics page where you can

  • check out the insane speaker line-up (still expanding)
  • doff your helmet to our amazing sponsors
  • sign up to be on the "first to know" list when registration opens
  • and keep an eye out for our schedule - due to be published in the not too far away

Let's keep talking about coaching.  

 

Past events

2018

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Camp Elite meets Derby Stance

A big fat weekend of the most amazing coaches sharing their skills and coaching know how.  Rule 56 hosted Derby Stance : the mental side of coaching alongside an immense on-skates bootcamp led by Elite Roller Derby

Coaching seminars included

  • how to run a calm bench and reduce game day stress (Sausarge Rolls - VRDL Jammer Coach)
  • how to manage difficult behaviours in athletes (Rosie Peacock - Team Scotland Head Coach)
  • managing different athlete mindsets and conflict in a team (Smarty Pants - Get Smarty Coaching)
 

Derby Skills : Bootcamp edition
Our second collab with Team England skater Missy Rascal, sharing her obsession with edges and our love for bringing skaters back to the fundamentals of skating.  The weekend is structured around the WFTDA Minimum Skills Framework with an emphasis on translating assessed skills onto the derby track.

Minimum skills are derby skills.

 

 

 

2017

MINIMUM SKILLS #SummerNotSummer Camp

A 3-day, skills-packed event in the North of England for skaters and coaches.

A full schedule of skating, rules testing, skills practice and assessment for pre-mins and just passed mins skaters.

The coaching stream focussed on bringing consistency and common understanding of minimum skills across leagues.  

 

2016

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DERBY STANCE : UK COACHING SUMMIT

Two days of everything coaching and derby...  it was the UK's first coming together of coaches and our chance for discussion, learning, and building a coaching community that will take UK roller derby to the next step together. 

Read more about the summit.