Tales From the Track
ALL A-BOUT MUSIC
Blink 1SK8E2's Playlist to Get You Jam Ready
|When you have an iPod with 10,000+ songs on it, which ones do you choose to get you pumped up for an evening of blocking and jamming? Skater Blink 1SK8E2 put together a list that pays homage to the counterculture lifestyle of roller derby. Read more in Blink 1SK8E2's Playlist to Get You Jam Ready.|
THERE'S NO 'SORRY' IN DERBY
This and Other Tales from a Fresh Meat
|By Lana Danger Zone Fresh meat. This is what I am—a stinky slab of bland meat waiting for the right chef to come along. Fresh Meat. This is the term Roller Derby teams all over the world use to describe a new skater. They attend their first practice with little to no experience as a quad skater, are scared they will fall in front of everyone and are even more terrified of *gasp* veteran skaters. Read more about Lana Danger Zone's Fresh Meat journey.|
WITH LIBERTY AND DERBY FOR ALL?
Non-Binary Gender Bias in Competitive Sports
|By Blink 1SK8E2 It’s 2016, and the International Olympic Committee has just instituted a new rule: transgender athletes no longer need to undergo gender reassignment surgery to compete. Although roller derby is not yet an Olympic Sport, the WFTDA has policies that are even more progressive since 2011. Read more about inclusivity in the Olympics and roller derby here.|
MIAMI ROOKIES SHARE THEIR TOP THREE FIRST-BOUT MEMORIES
|Miami's Vice City Rollers recently played against the Sintral Florida Derby Demons in Ormond Beach, Florida. While Sintral took the W (247-135), Miami had a real win with the debut of five rookies: Blink 1SK8E2, Shearshank Redemption, Candy Slamberg, Roxie Rollette and Velociraptor. Here's what they had to say about their top 3 most memorable experiences.|
|Nervous about your roller derby bout? We can relate. Several of our skaters will also be playing their first bout this weekend and the chats are lighting up with excitement. Questions about what to wear, what to eat, nervousness about their preparation, their skills are all fairly common and completely understandable. But game week is not the time to get in 10 extra hours of training. You’ve put in the work leading up to this point. Now what? Head coach De La Ruthless has six things you should be focusing on.|
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