What we’ve learned from derby

Important things we’ve learned from roller derby:

Kitty:  The most important thing I learned is that I can’t do it all myself & have to trust/rely on others

Dee: Never judge someone based on the opinions of others.

Polly: The most important thing I’ve learned is that you cannot compare yourself to anyone else and to be confident in yourself because that will pull you through!

Kreacher: The most important thing I’ve learned is that strength doesn’t come from being fearless it comes from being afraid and doing it anyways

Mac:  Don’t doubt yourself/get outta your head – do the thing anyways.

Akilla: I think what I’ve learned most is that it’s ok to fall down, literally and figuratively, as long as you get back up and try again. That’s a problem I have at derby, and outside of derby. I’m always beating myself up if I do something wrong, or if I’m not perfect, and derby has helped me realized that it’s ok to not be perfect, as long as you’re giving it all you’ve got.

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What do you love the most about roller derby?

Polly: It gets me out of my comfort zone. But my favorite part is being part of the team “family”

Postal: Roller derby is fun and challenging.

Dee: Breaking through physical barriers and witnessing my body do amazing things it’s never done before!

Rage: Getting out and trying something different. The feeling of accomplishment when I learn something new.

Sass: My favorite part of roller derby is my team and family I have made from it.

Crash: I like that it’s given me a team and community to be a part of again. Since I quit band, I had been missing having a place of belonging. I feel like I belong to something again and it’s great.

Brawl: Being a part of a team of strong-willed, hard-working women.

Akilla: Derby is my happy place in my otherwise hectic life. If provides me a fun athletic activity, and has introduced me to a ton of fabulous, and incredibly supportive, new friends. Also, it’s just plain fun to get on roller skates and learn new things

Mac: The camaraderie and the teamwork put into bettering ourselves and each other.

Kreacher: My favorite part is getting to know a group of strong accepting women who are helping me to find inner strength I didn’t know I had.

Rosie: My favorite thing about derby is the challenge. It challenges me in sport and in leadership.

Blue: My favorite part about roller derby has to be just learning something new. Every day is something different, so it’s always interesting, not to mention getting a great workout in too

Tech: Derby has helped me build my confidence and it’s given me an amazing and supportive family.

Bizz: My favorite part of Roller Derby is my Derby Family.

Nitro: I love the camaraderie of strong, crazy, and loving people

Anyone Can Do It

Tech

I laced up my skates for the first time just a short seven months ago, and yes, I still have an unbelievable amount to learn, but at the same time I have come so very far already. One aspect of roller derby that I’ve really enjoyed is simply telling people that I play roller derby and trying to recruit people. Everyone seems to have one of two reactions; they’re either shocked that I play derby, or they think that they could never play. They think they can’t play because they’re a mom, or they’re too old, or they work full time, or this, or that, and so on. And so I would like to show people that roller derby is for everyone (even those who don’t want to play can learn to ref or NSO).

-Technical Difficulties

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