Monday, February 28, 2011

Good Luck Fresh Bloods!

Last year we recruited our Fresh Bloods for the 2011 season and since that late night in November, they have been working hard, determined to become bouting skaters for The Long Island Roller Rebels.

Tomorrow night, they will be taking their physical skills test and we will soon know who your new skaters will be!  Us Coaches and Veterans are on the edge of our seats with excitement and we can't wait to introduce our new teammates to all of you.

Good luck ladies, we're all rooting for you!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

A New Addition To The Rebel Yell Family

It’s a boy . . . it’s a girl . . . it’s a . . . claws??

Hello, all! My name is Menoclaws, and I’m a member of the Roller Rebels’ NSO and Support Staffs. I’m waaay over to the right in the photo below.
Photo Copyright Manish Gosalia

Thanks to the lovely Ettator-in-Chief, I can now add “blogging” to my bucket list! I’m looking forward to being a part of The Rebel Yell, and also hearing what you, the fans, have to say.

My love of Roller Derby began with a televised game featuring the New York Chiefs, a team that was then part of the International Roller Derby League. I don’t remember the exact details, but what I do vividly recall is that undeniable gut feeling that someday, somehow, this thrilling, spectacular sport just had to be a part of my life.

If I had to describe my Derby Journey with one word, it would be “unpredictable”, because there have been some aspects of it that I never would have imagined . . . or chosen, for that matter. Quite often, the very people or situations I need in my life seem to find me, rather than the other way around. Can that really be true where Derby is concerned? In my case, the answer is a resounding “Hell, YES!”

I’ll elaborate more on this in my next post . . . ‘bye for now!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Making a Contribution

I frequently invite other members of the Long Island Roller Rebels to write for The Rebel Yell and I've had a few contributors along the way who have created informative posts to share with all of you.  I love the idea of having different features and points of view on the blog because after all, we are a league made up of many different personalities.

I'm happy to announce that there is a new Rebel on board with me.  Tomorrow the newest writer will feature her first post, so stay tuned!