Shape of the pack (part one)

Speaking to a lot of rookie officials last year, along with newer skaters at training sessions and scrims, something that came up a lot is wanting to feel more confident at pack awareness (skaters) and pack definition (officials). Matters of the pack can feel difficult and require a lot of derby “bandwidth” – a concept […]

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Seven ways to integrate rules learning into your roller derby league

I’ve been party to some interesting exchanges recently, that reveal the following to be true: You can get really far and be successful in playing roller derby (and even officiating roller derby!), and still have unexpected gaps in your rules knowledge, simply because you’ve never wanted/needed to know until right at that moment. New situations […]

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