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?
On Sunday, 9/16/2018, ICT Roller Derby held what is called a Sunday Funday which is an open scrimmage. 11 players showed up of which 5 were males and 2 of the women have committed to play for Sons of Krypton. The intensity of the scrimmage left us all sore for days afterwards. It was an … Continue reading Showing Up
Whenever I say I play roller derby I am inevitably asked if I do the things they saw on tv earlier in their lives. Back in the day roller derby had morphed into a sports entertainment style sport where players mocked up fights, threw elbows, performed wrestling moves and in general carried out all sorts … Continue reading Do you throw people over rails?
On Sunday, 9/9/18, I met with the leadership council of ICT roller derby. I laid out the ideas that would comprise the men’s team. I answered the questions about dues, about interested membership, about how practices would be scheduled. We discussed how the team would benefit ICT as a whole. The questions were intense but … Continue reading The Meeting
An idea isn’t an invention. It is the understanding that a hole exists in the framework of your world and that you have the opportunity to do something to fill it. I joined a roller derby league in late 2016. The league I joined was co-ed with three male players and the rest of the … Continue reading Some background…