Turning walkers into Skaters and Skaters into Derby players.
Derby in NZ
If you can’t quite drive a car, would you put your hand up to
race in a competitive environment? Probably not. You would make sure
you become a good driver first.
In my opinion, the same applies to Roller derby. How can you possibly
concentrate on tactics, observation and strategies while tripping yourself
up at every corner? You’ve gotta be fit, you’ve gotta be
a confident skater to firstly handle this sport then master it.
becoming a great player requires 50% skating skills and 50% playing
tactics, I believe players should arrive at a league with their 1st
50% skating skills intact.
In New Zealand, leagues have been welcoming novice skaters and it’s
been a great way to promote the sport and open it to just about anyone.
Unfortunately, this has its downside. Time is spent on novice skaters
when it should be spent on training players. Valuable player training
time is spent on training novices how to stop or crossover instead of
concentrating on getting or providing the essential derby training required
Roller derby players level of abilities would increase and the risks
of injury would decrease if all skaters were to be trained separately
and then invited to join a league when they have reached a recognised
You will notice that the largest part of the Roller derby Skill test
is about Skating drills, not Derby drills. So like being trained to
drive a car then sit your test when you’re ready, it would be
prudent to become a confident skater before getting on that track.
How can we make this happen?
If you're reading this, chances are YOU are a passionate SKATER.
If you’re a novice, I trust you would agree that undertaking skating
training is essential on the road of becoming a Roller Derby player.
So regardless of where you’re doing it, do it well, become a confident
skater and the road to derby will be safer and more pleasurable.
If you are an advanced skater, you may want to consider becoming a Skating
Instructor in your own Skate School business. If you enjoy teaching
what you know and contributing to the development of your sport, you
can now also earn an income out of your passion for skating.
What can we do for you?
In the last few years, we have been developing an efficient and fun
system, turning walkers into confident skaters. This concept works and
we want to share it with the right people in order to spread the skating
craze throughout the country and the world!!! We have started in Northland,
have been established for 3 years now and have produced many great skaters.
Skatescool Australia started at the beginning of 2013 and is a huge
success. Join us now and do the same in your region.
You can do the same in your region. Order a copy of A
Skater's business - SKATE SCHOOL or A
Skater's business - ROLLER DISCOs and you can be set up to go next
Derby / Skating love, B-Claws
A Skater's business