Spring Collection Photoshoot: Out Takes!

Photoshoots are not my favourite. Personally I am nervous in front of the camera, and even watching others doing the modelling thing makes me uncomfortable. And don’t get me started on main-stream standards of “beauty” and “femininity.” One of the things I adore about roller derby is that it celebrates strong, athletic, alternative women – […]

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Derby Drill: Switching from Defence to Offence

I get a lot of requests to coach offence. It’s definitely an undertrained skill in the sport of roller derby. We spend so long on drills that focus on stopping the opposing jammer, sometimes I think we forget that games are won by the team that SCORES the most amount of points, rather than the […]

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Coaching in Wetaskiwin, Alberta

Our roller derby coaching schedule is pretty full these days, but we LOVE being invited back to visit leagues that we have previously coached. So we were super excited to be invited back to Wetaskiwin, AB to coach the Rez City Rollers. With a newly formed league structure under the Central Alberta Roller Derby Association, […]

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Muss’t Have Uniform Jerseys as seen on…

You asked for it and we listened! Here are photos of some awesome skaters modeling their Muss’t Have Uniform Jerseys. We’ve also included their measurements to help you get a better idea for sizing. Click on the picture to see a larger version of the image. If you’d like to submit front and back photos […]

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Team Canada takes on the World

There was a storm brewing in the Atlantic as Team Canada flew into Nantes, France for the 2014 Super Brawl. Fourteen elite roller derby athletes had been chosen to represent our great nation and they had flown through the night for a chance to show the world what Canadians are made of. The 2014 Team […]

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Does Derby Need an Off Season?

Does anyone in derby take an off season? Like a REAL off season? A good chunk of time (say 3 months), not the odd 2 weeks here and there or a summer month long break. Anyone? Hello??? (crickets, crickets) I say this because I am about to embark on an entirely new roller derby journey. […]

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Goal setting the SMART way

I wrote some articles last year about the steps involved in creating a successful and healthy team dynamic (“How to create a team that works“) One of the most important steps, in my opinion, is having a goal setting session with your team. Here is a more detailed breakdown on how to run a goal […]

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Thinking on your SKATES

I am a jammer. But I love blocking. The reason I love jamming is the single minded focus of getting through the pack and scoring points for your team. The reason I love blocking is that it MAKES MY BRAIN EXPLODE!! Honestly, I find blocking such a crazy mental challenge. And it’s so HARD to […]

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Interview with C Max Roller Derby South Africa

Earlier this year I visited beautiful South Africa to coach the C Max Roller Derby League in Johannesburg. You can read about my visit and check out the video I made on the Camp Pivotstar blog here: http://www.camppivotstar.com/?p=176 Luckily someone with more videoing talent than myself also took some footage and put together an awesome […]

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