Be a Better Coach, Pt. 4

Coaching has made me better. It’s made me a better human and it’s made me a better athlete. What are the benefits that can come from taking on the role of Coach? It keeps you hip and trendy! Roller derby is constantly evolving. It seems like almost every month there’s Read more…

Don’t Be A Dick

Roller Derby, We need to have a talk. Recently someone asked me why I decided to join this sport. It’s because of the camaraderie I saw within the team that extended to the opposing team. These two teams were talking, dancing, and high fiving each other when they weren’t fiercely Read more…

Be a Better Coach, Pt. 3

If you don’t love the team, don’t coach them. If you don’t care about the well-being and growth of the individuals on the team, do not coach them. If you aren’t showing up with their best interests in mind every practice, do not coach them. If you have a problem Read more…

Be a Better Coach, Pt. 2

If you aren’t an organized coach, now is the time to learn. I won’t guarantee it will make your job less stressful, but these tips have certainly helped me along the way. Start a Google Drive folder! Name it after your team. Use it for all important documents. Rosters, feedback, Read more…

Be a Better Coach, Pt. 1

Coaching wasn’t something I ever planned to do. It wasn’t a goal of mine. I don’t think I even considered it a possibility in my future. It seemed like a lot of work and responsibility (which, spoiler alert: it is!) that could easily overwhelm me. Fast forward to two years Read more…