field trip

Support the OLRD-troops to their Southern Bout Weekend!

From June 28th-30th, the One Love Roller Dolls are heading for their final bout(s) of this season!

On Saturday, the A-team will face “Nothing Toulouse” (Toulouse A) & our B-team will take on Barcelona Roller Derby on Sunday!

RSVP:
– 29/06 – French Connection III – Nothing Toulouse vs. OLRD A – FB Event
– 30/06 – Barcelona Roller Derby vs. OLRD B – FB Event

This (2.800 km’s/1739.8mi back and forth) trip does not come without it’s costs. We still need about €2.000 to fully fund this trip. This amount includes the bus, parking, toll & overnight accommodation (hostel) for 25 people (2 teams). Obviously, the league will fund the biggest part, but we can’t pay the whole amount.

That is why we’d love it if YOU could help us get there! Every cent counts!

Hit that “donate” button:

Donate

We thank you in advance, we’ll work very hard these following weeks to make it worth your while!

© Cherry Moshpit

© Cherry Moshpit

Love,

OLRD

Derby Revolution 2012, Europe’s 1st ever 4-day Roller Derby Convention [04.07.2012, by C.C. Titmouse & Saxia*F]

© Derby Revolution

Where to start? It’s almost impossible to express in words the awesomeness of the past 4 days at Derby Revolution. But you know what? We’re going to try anyway.

From June 28th, until July 1st, 2012, our favorite European roller derby shop, Sckrpnch hosted the very 1st (4-day) European Roller Derby convention, right here, in Ghent, Belgium!

Skaters from all over Europe (& beyond!) were invited to join the revolution, to be submerged in a whole of trainings, seminars, workshops, scrimmages and everything a derby girl, -fan, -ref, -official, -vendor, -coach, etc. could possibly think of.

4 Days are impossible to synthesize in one, silly blogpost, so let’s try and break down what made  Derby Revolution so incredibly awesome.

★ The Classes:

In these 4 days we’ve learned so much about gameplay, strategy, skills, drills, form and more, it sometimes felt as if we were completely new to the sport. But as every new thing was explained so well, and the coaches were so patient with our questions, we are sure to be able to take a lot back to our league.

★ The Coaches:

Sckrpnch was able to attract some hi-class coaches, like Joy Collision (Arizona Roller Derby, Arizona – USA) Kamikaze Kitten (London Rollergirls All-Star Team), Teflon Donna (Philly Roller Girls, Philadelphia – USA), QuadzillaLuludemon (Terminal City All-Stars, Vancouver – Canada), Hidden Ajennda (Burning River Roller Girls All-Stars, Cleveland – USA), Roxy Rockett (Carolina Rollergirls All-Stars, Carolina – USA), Ballistic Whistle (coach of the London Rollergirls & skater for Southern Discomfort, mens Roller Derby league), 8Mean Wheeler (Terminal City All-Stars, Vancouver – Canada) and many more!

Getting coached by the world’s best skaters is such an honor and so very valuable. Every coach has their own training style, which really works for them. For instance, 8-Mean Wheeler uses a lot of metaphors which helps to remember how to build up a drill. Teflon Donna likes to resume what we’ve learned after each session, so we have it memorized well when we leave class and Kamikaze Kitten has some cool and nifty tricks up her sleeve which help jammers to go through the pack quickly or otherwise stop them when you’re a blocker, approaching the problem and the skill very holistically.

On top of all this, there were several big names in the officiating-section present to share their knowledge to our refs & NSO’s. El Toupée, Europe’s most experienced non-skating official, with more than 80 bouts and 180 scrimmages under his belt! Riff Reff, introduced the very 1st ranking system for Europe and is one of the more renowned refs on the continent & co-founder of Euroderby.org. Trippn Dale, a Level 5 WFTDA Certified Referee & Head Coach Carolina Rollergirls!

© Ian Roofthooft

★ The Scrimmages:

Beforehand, all participants had the opportunity to team up and sign up for a scrimmage. Derby Revolution provided the platform/tracks for several (mixed) scrimmages. People were able to play with & against each other and apply the new skills they learned in the courses they took on earlier during the Revolution.

We decided to challenge other attendees with a delegation of Belgium’s finest derby players and this unofficial ‘Team Belgium” got to scrimmage against a French/English mix of All-Star players (SEX’AND’CHEESE-team). A couple of the coaches decided to reinforce both teams & that’s how we got to play with/learn from Kamikaze Kitten and ‘SEX’AND’CHEESE kicked ass with Joy Collision Shortbus!

©Derby Revolution

★ The People:

In Europe, you’re often the odd one out when you’re telling a crowd you play roller derby. You’ll have to explain the game and often also why you’re so passionate about it. It’s amazing to be around hundreds of people who share this same passion. Who are just plain fabulous, fun and supportive to practice and play with. Of course it’s also nice to see familiar faces from other events, but we sure made a lot of new friends too.

We are extremely grateful for being able to be part of this event and we’ve enjoyed it intensely.

Therefore we take off our helmets in deep respect for Sckrpnch  and their very successful effort to bring a worthy equivalent of RollerCon to our continent (and country even). THANK YOU Miss Miyagi and all the volunteers, helpers for pulling this off. Thank you Glitter Maffia for the amazing afterparties and THANK YOU to every participant, coach, vendor, sponsor, etc. who traveled to Ghent to make this weekend as awesome as it was. We’re extremely proud to have been a part of this!

Viva La Revolución!

© Colin Smith

Xx²
C.C. Titmouse & Saxia*F

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LET’S HIT IT OFF! GGGRG’s Rookie Bootcamp [28.12.2011, by Sin Alley]

©GGGRG

Saturday, the 17th of December 2011, MoriarTea & I woke up early for our first Rookie Bootcamp with the GGGRG on the site of Tour &Taxi’s in Brussels. In the beginning there was a little problem with some men who were laying carpet on our skating floor (aaarggh), but the girls from GGGRG came up with a quick and good solutions and made two tracks. We put on our gear and started with 50 rookies from 17 different leagues to do what we came to do: skate!

©Jeroen Van der Meeren

We started in one big group and warmed up avoiding some cracks in the floor. The warm-up was intense, for example 1min sprinting and 1min skills as step turns, cuttings, falls, backwards, stops, squaaaat, … the GGGRG girls named this exercise “the black widow” because it is deadly tiring. Nina & I tried our best cause our coach Sir SkateAlot was watching. 😉

©Jeroen Van der Meeren

After the warm-up we split up in two groups A & B and started some exercises on positional or booty blocking, giving and receiving hits and we also learned “the hammer & nail”, goal? One positional blocker slows the jammer down and try to keep her on the inside line, the second blocker (hammer) hits out the jammer (nail). Mission accomplished!

©Jeroen Van der Meeren

After the blocking exercises we practiced on jamming, speed, skating in a pack. We all had the chance to try different positions: leading the pack as a natural born pivot and screaming directives to your pack or skate through it as a agile galloping jammer.

©Jeroen Van der Meeren

At 12h30 it was lunchtime. The GGGRG girls made us some really delicious and healthy power food. Spaghetti, broccoli, meatloaf, tofu and lots of vegetables. During lunch we could listen to MissMiyagi from Sckrpnch (our favourite, european derbyshop!) who informed us about gear, plates and wheels! After lunch we spend half an hour on rules (with Referee Dire Wolff) or on strategies such as defense and offense (with Veronica Fever). Then back on track for some more skating. We trained on making walls with two or three girls as strong as the Berlin wall and learned “the waterfall”, when coming out of the corner blocker one jumps to the outside line and takes position of blocker three. We also practiced a lot on communication, which I learned is very important when playing roller derby.

©Jeroen Van der Meeren

After a 15min break we did a scrimmage with the entire group. We made a white and a black team, wrote some number on the back of our shirts and were ready to show what we had learned today. There were some very fast jammers and some knock-you-out blockers but most of all we tried to work as a team, communicate with each other and help one another, cause when playing roller derby, it is all about teamwork!

©Jeroen Van der Meeren

Thanks to GGGRG girls for the training, thanks to all girls for a fun day, I can’t wait for the next Rookie Bootcamp!

xoxo
Sin Alley

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Bootcamp with Georgia W. Tush & Beater Pan-Tease, by C.C. Titmouse [25.10.2011]

What a busy –derby-week! We just came back from Rotterdam last week and were heading back on Monday to Amsterdam for an awesome bootcamp with Georgia W. Tush, Beater Pan-Tease & Marc the Shark from Montreal Roller derby, hosted by the Amsterdam Derby Dames!

Pic by Limpin' Lilly (ADD)

Time-management-wise, this was a good one for C.C. “never on time” Titmouse. Since it was a weekday and most of us have to work during the day, it was a rush-rush kind of evening with a lot of traffic (2,5h drive from Antwerp to Amsterdam). But finally arrived ‘only’ 1 hour late (SCORE)!

Last weekend, my carkeys got stolen (companycar, who the f*ck cares, right), except the fact that both mine as Wham! Bam! Wonterjam!’s derby gear is still in the trunk of this very car. Unfortunately, we can’t hover above the car to make sure no thief can steal our (new) skates. If we could, WE WOULD #VultureStyle!  We’ve been living in constant fear ever since and it seems that I won’t be receiving a spare until Friday. As you all know, we have our FIRST Official Bout on Sunday, so I’m ready to go Colombine on the company’s Ass if I do not have a key on Friday!!! ><

The first time I ever heard about Montreal was at the “Anarchy in the UK” tournament in London. Those New Skids On The Block came out, wearing their signature Neon-coloured Spandex Outfits, straight out of the ‘80s. With the coolest skate-out ever, all this ‘show’ should be a reference to their game too. Oh, but did they deliver #InstantFan! It’s always fun to see Montreal play, therefore we watched the East Regional Play Offs very closely. And to have 2 Skids over in Amsterdam and being able to learn a thing or two from them, was something we couldn’t miss.

So eventhough nor Whammie, nor myself had any gear, our fellow Roller Dolls made sure we were able to borrow gear (which wasn’t easy, since I have a massive sized head!) and we got out our old(er) skates so we could benefit from a little Canadian lesson!

Both Georgia as Tease bring a lot of humour to the rink, but in the end we all take it very seriously, we all want to ‘get there’, whatever it takes. I personally loved their “breaking-it-up” method, since it’s easier to learn difficult movements if you break it up in little pieces. I’m having troubles with the hockeystop & the powerslide for example and their little session made me successfully do the hockeystop! (Or at least, it didn’t look like the ‘Fantasia’ballerina at the verge of doing a very painful split, not stopping. at. all.) So *yay*! 🙂

Overall, it was great seeing our friends from The Netherlands again. If it was up to me, the bootcamp could’ve lasted all night, but seeing my zombie-face in the mirror right now, this was a nice first encounter.  Evil plans to lure them into Belgium have been set into motion (“Come to the dark side, we have beer and chocolate!”) ;-).

11 Dolls & Refs gathered and drove 2,5 hours for an awesome bootcamp. Lovely to see that kind of teamspirit & dedication on the eve of our first official bout. One Love!

Xx²
C.C. Titmouse

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Antwerp [BE] vs. Rotterdam [NL] | First Scrimmage of this season, by Champain Brunch [22.10.2011]

 
©Garry Bryan Jr.

So, last Thursdaynight the Rotterdam Death Row Honeys were kind enough to host OLRD’s AllStarTeam for our first scrimmage of this season. Since we’re playing our FIRST official bout next week, we considered this to be the perfect practise opportunity, and as you all know; practise makes perfect!

Despite the rain and what I consider to be a comparable climate to Antarctica, our troops showed up to Rotterdam in tiny European cars filled with players, refs and NSO’s ready to make Antwerp proud (and secretly go to Burger King after the scrimmage).

©Garry Bryan Jr.

Despite initial hesitation on our end about the weather conditions and playing on an outdoor track, Death Row’s enthusiasm and eagerness to play showed as their girls dried up their court with “squeegees”. They “really” wanted to play and I immediately thought they just wanted my team and I to kill ourselves by skating on a super wet, slick track…. But I was WRONG ;-).
 
Death Row’s outdoor, concrete track is apparently coated with a special texture that essential creates treading on the ground. It was the bomb: grippy and smooth!

©Garry Bryan Jr.

Anyway, back to the scrimmage. One Love came out on top from the start with some solid defense opening up holes for our faster than you can say “toy boat” three times jammers. Chicka Lee, Wham! Bam! Wonterjam! and Eve’il X racked up the points with some sweet lateral movements and of course, speed.

That being said, I think now is a good time to talk about the importance of communication (and how good we were at that last night)! Communication within the pack AND from the sidelines was an incredible source of encouragement and leadership. It helped us play like a team rather than individuals. Lolli Chop & C.C. Titmouse were calm and collected but to the point and clear. I even heard Wham! Bam! yelling from the sidelines at one point and thought to myself “That class act knows what she’s talking about. I better do it.”

©Garry Bryan Jr.

Last but not least, because of our Coach’s and Line Up Manager’s sweet organizational skills no one was confused about when or where they were going. Men can sometimes get a bed rep for not expressing themselves enough but ladies do not fear: Sir SkateALot is changing all of that.

Due to the weather conditions, we had to reorganise the scrimmage into 3 x 20 minute-periods. Rotterdam forfaited after the first 20 minutes, and we continued with mixed scrimmage excercises. Rotterdam have another scrimmage coming up this weekend (against our sisters from the Ghent Go-Go Roller Girls) & we have OUR FIRST OFFICIAL BOUT to think about, so we didn’t want to take any risks. In the end, scrimmage is all about learning and that’s exactly what we did!

All in all, that night’s scrimmage was soooo legit. We had lots of support and  gracious hosts who even had a bottle of champagne ready at the end of the scrimmage! More importantly, we had fun with one another. It just doesn’t get any better than that!

©Garry Bryan Jr.

 

©Ian Rwb

Love,

Champain Brunch
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OLRD goes Anarchy In The UK [9-10/04/2011, by C.C. Titmouse]

©London Rollergirls

Roller derby is more popular than ever. This USA-born sport has crossed the ocean and Europe’s hosting her very first WFTDA sanctioned roller derby tournament right next door, in the London ExCel Exhibition Centre. Organised by the London Rollergirls, this weekend was filled with derbysweets ’n yummiez. 6 bouts over 2 days, London Rollergirls (UK) vs Charm City Roller Girls from Baltimore (US) vs New Skids On The Block from Montreal (Canada) vs Steel City Derby Demons from Pittsburgh (US), all-in one weekend, what more can a derbygirl ask for?

©Lolli Chop

Saturday morning, 3.30 AM, the alarm goes off and I forget to re-set the snooze-button. So, at 4.45 AM, I wake up, thinking I should’ve been at the carpool in Antwerp already. Thanks to Wham! Bam! Wonterjam!, who coordinated this early-panic-moment, I arrived safely at the meeting-spot. This is a typical C.C. Titmouse-mistake. We risked missing the ferry because of me, so as Lolli Chop would say: “CHOP CHOP TITMOUSE”! ;-). Luckily for me, we still made it in time to the ferry, otherwise I’d get lynched on the spot. I had to buy the first coffees, since I was the evil ‘late bloomer’, but hey, I can take it ;-). Once we arrived in London, nothing could hold us back. We were excited AS F*CK!! Except for the driving-on-the-left side-part :0. Haha, every time we came across a round about or a car passing us at the right side, the whole car got crazy. Fortunately, Lolli Chop’s quite the “chillax” driver, so we got to the ExCel Exhibition Centre safe and sound.

The schedule for the upcoming weekend was the following:
Sat. 9th of April
01PM: Bout 1 – London vs Montreal
03PM: Bout 2 – Steel City vs Charm City
07PM: Bout 3 – Montreal vs Steel City
09PM: After party at the Fox Pub

Sun. 10th of April
12PM: Bout 4 –  London vs Charm City
04PM: Bout 5 –  Charm City vs Montreal
06PM: Bout 6 –  London vs Steel City

©Véronique L‘heureux

And oh were we ready to see some action! It was quite hard to find good seating, since the place was packed with derbygirls! We sold our VIP-tickets to Miss Miyagi of the Gent GO-GO Roller Girls, so they got to sit in comfy “seatingbags” (with waitresses!). There were 7 of us and we wanted to sit together, rather than to split up the group into VIP- & non-VIP’rs. But hey, we were happy to sell them. They’ll need to pamper their tush, since we’re planning on kicking theirs, someday soon ;-).

Enough with the intro, let’s talk some action!

Day one: the 9th of April
No delays today! We entered the ExCel Exhibition Centre and were happy to pass all the yummy food- and derbymerch stands. The place was packed even way before the game started, so we had to squeeze ourselves between other derbyfanatics to be able to enjoy the show!

©Steve Newton

  • Bout 1: London vs MontrealI literally had goosebumps alloverwhen I heard the first whistle go off. Although I didn’t start outhaving a favourite team, the New Skids On The Block sure know how to turn heads. With their flashy, fluo, 90’s-feel team colours, they instantly came across as being the ultimate underdog of this tournament. First jam was for Iron Wrench (whoquickly became my favourite jammer of this tournament) and wow, ‘quelle vitesse’! Great agility, very quick and impressive to watch! Unfortunately for London, Montreal was the better team of this bout. Their strategic play earned them a slammin’ 137 vs. 57-victory!
  • Bout 2: Steel City vs Charm CityMan, USA sure knows how to play roller derby. This bout
    Steel City Derby Demons

    ©Véronique L‘heureux

    was very tight indeed, they both took turns leading the scoreboard, but in the end Charm City claimed the winners title. Steel City’s Snot Rocket Science & Hurricane Heather jammed most of the point onto that scoreboard. For me, Joy Collision and Dolly Rocket were the Charm-players who stroke me the most. Very versatile skaters and good agile blockers, powerful women so it seems! This bout ended with a 186 vs. 122 win for Charm City.

  • Bout 3: Montreal vs Steel CityThe final bout of the day was a very exciting one! I wasn’t quite sure what to expect, if Montrealcould kick Steel City’s ass or not. But it sure was one hell of a bout! A slight panic-moment near the end, when Ewan Wotarmygot hurt and medics rushed to the scene. They carried her out on a brancard and evereone was holding their breaths. But as they moved away from the track she waved to reassure us that she’d be ok. During the bout itself, USA seemed stronger overall, but I have nothing but respect for the “Fluo’s”. Nicely played, but Steel City takes home the title with 144 vs. 121.

©Lolli Chop

Day two: the 10th of April
The morning was rough, but the idea that we were in for a second day of Anarchy made us hit the showers, put on our team shirts & rush to the ExCel Centre to get some good seats.

©Véronique L‘heureux

  • Bout 4: The London Rollergirls (UK)  & the Charm City Roller Girls (USA) were already warming up. Although London had quite a hard time keeping up with New Skids On The Block’s strategic play yesterday, they seemed pumped up & ready to represent Europe in this roller derby tournament. Charm City won with an overwhelming end score of 218 vs. 126, but London did put up a fight. Lot’s of penalties though, but very fun to watch.
  • Bout 5: The Charm City Roller Girls (USA)played their second game of the day against the New Skids On The Block (Canada). These last girls showed us wat a real skate-out is all about, with Reel 2 Reel’s hit song “I like to move it, move it” on the background they started a well-routined dance-off, oldschool-moves included. They definitely brought back the ‘90s this weekend (and the fluo :0) ;-). With that kind of entrance, you tend to set the bar high, I was very curious to see them play for the last time this weekend. They’re quite the party-team, yet not to be underestimated.The game kicks off and Iron Wrench sets the tone with a confident & smooth jam through the pack. I absolutely love to see her jam! 10 minutes later, the score is 25-10 for Charm City. The USA-teams are very, ve
    New Skids On The Block vs. Steel City Derby Demons

    © Véronique L‘heureux

    ry strong, the level of skating & tactics is mindblowing. Co-Captain Lil’ Mama got expelled from the game, after having got too many majors, but she’s so awesome to watch. She’s a blocker, but when she jams, she’s like a brick going right through, no matter what obstacles. Very fierce player! The penalty box was fully packed, during the whole bout. During halftime it became clear that Charm City was taking on the lead with 116 vs.55. It was suprising to see how little points Montreal got, since they showed a very nice range of derbyskills.

  • Bout 6: London vs Steel CityThe final bout of this tournament had come. London was playing home base, but as stated before,USA-level seems to be a bit higher. They’ll have to put up a fight if they want to win from Pittsburgh’s Steel City Derby Demons. Either way, they have full support of all their European fans. The parents of Raw Heidi were sitting next to me, too

    ©Steve Newton

    cute to see their matching “Raw Mommy”- & “Raw Daddy”-London Rollergirls t-shirts. Full parental support, R.E.S.P.E.C.T! But cuteness isn’t going to grant you victory. Steel City’s Bonecrusher does her name all the honours; a mean blocker that one, you’d want to skate clockwise just to avoid her. At a certain point, she knocked Vagablonde out of bounds, right into the audience, near the VIP-area. I’m guessing Miss Miyagi showed her a ‘warm Belgian welcome’? 😉 At halftime break, thescoreboard read 20-62 for Steel City. Anything’s still possible. At a certain point, the score was 58-72 for Steel City, and themost awesome powerjam took place right before our noses. With almost all their blockers in the penalty box, one had to hold down the fort. Vagablonde jammed her way from a 58-72-score ‘till a 72-72-score in one single (power)jam! We got up almostimmediately to grant her the standing ovation, she deserved. That was definitely the most awesome moment of the whole weekend, goosebumps! (Relive it here) In the end, Steel City still won with a score of 79-119,but London can go home proudly looking back to an amazing tournament!

This derby-filled weekend was too awesome to summarise in just a couple of pages. It’s funny to see how such a weekend can provoke this ‘derby-high’. All those who attended, went home feeling like “yeah, this was soooo coool” :-). I can only speak for myself, but I concluded that I still have a long way to go. The level of skating was very high, but it empowers me to know that there’s still a lot to come. I look forward to every little progression, to every bout and derbygirl/-boy I get to meet in the future. I’ll start with next practise and have the Rocky Mountain Rollergirls-Bootcamp to look forward to!

©Wham! Bam! Wonterjam!

Thanks & kudos to the London Rollergirls for organising and coordinating this event, we were happy to have been a part of it!

Derby Love

Xx²

C.C. Titmouse

Note: If you want to read a more professional review of last weekend’s tournament, go to http://www.derbynewsnetwork.com/, mine is from a spectator’s point of view 😉

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Start to Scrimmage-bootcamp, by Electric Alice [13/03/2011]

Pic by Steve Cooremans

Ook op kleine schaal schrijft roller derby geschiedenis: nooit eerder kreeg iemand mij op een zondag voor de middag uit mijn warme nest, laat staan om te sporten. Vorige week zondag waren we te gast in Nederland voor een skaters/ref-bootcamp!

Ik zal niet zeggen dat het op dolenthousiaste wijze was, maar afgelopen zondag stond ik dan toch zonder al te veel mokken om 7u00 op om mij nog maar ‘ns in een stel fluopanty’s en fishnets te hijsen. Vergezeld van een fijn stel refs Huge Refner en Rol‘ and Rock en onze trouwste fan & NSO Emo Joe trokken we richting Eindhoven. De Rockcity Rollers stelden hun openluchtbaan (vergelijkbaar met de Klopstokiabaan in Deurne) ter beschikking voor een bootcamp ‘start to scrimmage’ georganiseerd door de Eastside RocknRollers (Enschede) en bijgestaan door twee fantastische coachen van de Essen Devil Dolls: chefXecutioner en ref Major Madness.

‘Start to scrimmage’ zeg je? Dat klinkt behoorlijk intimiderend en ik betwijfel zeer of ik daar al wel klaar voor ben. Maar goed, ik pas de tactiek toe die me al van bij de eerste derbyinitiatie verrassend veel heeft opgeleverd: zonder zwembandjes het water in en maar zien dat je niet zinkt. De One Love Roller Dolls waren goed vertegenwoordigd met 5 skaters, 3 refs, de superNSO en onze coach Dirk die de training gretig gadesloeg.

Pic by Maartje C-Nah Cooijman

Nog twee koffie’s achterover en dan meteen die skates aan en de baan op, samen met nog zo’n 40-tal andere nieuwe derby addicts uit de lage landen. Het programma: een hele voormiddag werken op skills die van pas komen bij het scrimmagen, start to block en tactieken voor blockers, een kort vraag- en antwoord uurtje om op adem te komen, nog meer oefeningen over blocken en teamwork, systematisch opgebouwd tot een volwaardige packconfiguratie en vervolgens een scrimmage. En tegen die tijd zagen de armen en heupen al behoorlijk bont en blauw (wees gewaarschuwd voor de dames met de stalen schouders). Voor de meesten onder ons was het de éérste keer dat we een echte scrimmage speelden. Uiteraard hebben we een boel fouten gemaakt die we nu waarschijnlijk nooit meer zullen doen. Maar het mag toch gezegd worden dat er al een aardig spelletje derby gespeeld werd en de intensieve bootcamp wierp duidelijk zijn vruchten af.

Ontzettend leerrijk allemaal, maar het deed me toch ook inzien dat ik zelf nog een hele weg heb af te leggen. Stikkapot, met ‘tjoekelende’ armen en benen en de moed onderaan m’n skates besloot ik onder een lange hete douche nog is goed na te denken of die derbycarrière wel voor mij is weggelegd. De conclusie was sneller gemaakt dan dat de spierpijn weggetrokken was: al doe je overal 2 keer langer over dan die natuurtalenten; trainen trainen trainen en je komt er wel.

You go dolls,

Electric Alice

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Pic by Maartje C-Nah Cooijman