Friday, December 12, 2008

Know the Rules

Next week is our last practice of this year. So Freshies, you will all have a lot of extra time to not only work out on your own, but to read and learn the rules of roller derby. Remember, you must pass a physical AND a written skills test. So for those of you who do not yet know, you can read and or print a set of Women's Flat Track Derby Rules at WFTDA. Read them over and over. Highlight things you don't understand and ask veterans to explain them to you.

Also, I highly recommend watching some bouts. When I first started watching bouts, I had no idea what was going on and didn't think I would ever understand it. The more I watched, the more I learned. Some of us learn better with visuals, others need it in words. So combining the written rules with a visual, will definitely give you a better understanding of how the game is played. Go on youtube and search bouts. Borrow DVDs from other league members and as always, keep those questions coming!!

The Ettator

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