On Sunday February 12, we headed to East Lansing to scrimmage with the East Lansing Mitten Mavens. We received a nice welcome from the Mavens and began warming up to play, we then split into white and black teams and the scrimmage was on!! The coaches took time to talk during half-time about things we need to work on and improve for the second half. There were about 10 Eastside members who attended and we all had a great time. Personally I enjoyed learning their drills to warm up and playing in the scrimmage format like a real game. The Mavens were very helpful and shared their derby knowledge generously!! Rage said “I absolutely loved it! I thought it was an amazing experience. We got to experience different strategies and hitting, and blocking. It wasn’t as stressful as a real game/scrimmage” and Damage stated “…it was scary and also a great experience. It was something that I needed. A few things started to click for me and now I have a little better understanding on some things that I should be doing”. Everyone wants to do this again!!