You do not suck at derby

  Okay, you may not be that great at derby right now, but that doesn't mean you'll stay that way forever. In 10 years of skating, very little has come to me easily. My first few years, I hit every setback. Terrible skates, knee injury, new job that kept me from all but one practice... Continue Reading →


Talking derby with the media

As derby players, we love to see our sport featured on the news or in magazines. Every league should be prepared for interviews and the differences between television and print. Television interviews are very visual. Yes, what you say is important, but viewers pass judgment more quickly on how you look rather than how you... Continue Reading →

Assemble your team

Team: (noun) a number of persons associated together in work or activity(verb) to put together in a coordinated ensemble(adjective) marked by a devotion to teamwork rather than individual achievementThe Psych Ward Sirens have one more bout this season: the Championships. Something that will set this game apart from the rest of the season is the... Continue Reading →

Derby Strong: Part 2. What to expect when coming back after an injury

Admitting you have an injury and giving it time to properly heal is tough. Every practice, every bout you are off skates can feel like a special, slow form of torture. You want the wheels under your feet. You want, no, NEED to hit people! Finally,  the doctor gives you clearance to lace up and... Continue Reading →

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