All the talk in the world is great but sometimes you need to recharge the batteries. Practice is great, watching derby is fun too, but the moment you get to hit other people and play this game is the moment when you realize exactly why you do it. So today I will just share this: … Continue reading Sometimes you just need to go play
What is structure? Structure is defined as the arrangement of and relations between the parts or elements of something complex. So what does this have to do with roller derby? A roller derby team is a complex thing. Think of it in terms of a large Lego set, you have 7000 pieces and only one way … Continue reading Structure
When you write a blog, you have to stay consistent with your posts. If you post daily and you get sick, you might miss a day. Half of your 10 dedicated reader decide that the world has ended or at least the author of this blog has been abducted by aliens and will never return. … Continue reading Verbal Vomit
So how do you expand your influence? How do you get people to read your blog? Roller Derby is a growing sport but still a niche one. It’s followers dominate social media but with a couple dozen players per team and 1500 teams the world is littered with roller derby posts and unread blogs. Unless … Continue reading The Sphere
Sometimes when you are just starting out you have to discover new skills within yourself. The resources are just not there to have a marketing group, a graphic design group, a social media group, or anything like that. So you have to just stumble through the dark and try to figure it out yourself. Video … Continue reading New Skills
(Photo Credit – Jason Orton: https://www.facebook.com/JasonOrtonPhotography/ ) As a coach you do your best to put your players in a position to succeed. By studying you discover what each player does well and in some cases where they struggle. Most athletes are drawn to the ‘star’ positions. These roles are often referred to as skill … Continue reading Roles that fit
I am sitting in social media class and we are discussing the world of Twitter. I am by no means a social media expert. The few times I have dipped my toes into the social media horizon outside of Facebook has been a stuttering experience. I would ‘tweet’ a few times and then kind of … Continue reading Add me?