So you wanna be an all-star do ya?
Let's be real, it is easy to fall in love with roller derby.
What is NOT easy is turning that LOVE for the sport into actual TALENT.
And I think it is important to understand what it takes to go down the road of pursuing roller derby greatness.
From my own aspiring athlete to all-star journey I learned that there were 3 KEY THINGS I had to surrender to in order to elevate my own athleticism.
1. Surrender to the process.
You're going to suck... until you don't. This may take some people longer than others but each skill and strategy must be learned and your pace is up to you.
2. Surrender to the lifestyle.
Becoming a badass athlete involves living life like a badass athlete. Workouts, fuel, rest. Doing the things you need to do even when you don't feel like doing them.
3. Surrender to the team.
You won't get very far being an individual skater. You might look cool on the track, blasting jammers into outer space but as you elevate to the highest levels of derby, solo players don't win games. Teams do.
There are many hero's journeys of little fresh meat who made it all the way to the top and I am honored to bring you a podcast with one of the derby greats, Peacewar. In this podcast, we dive into what it truly took to go from newbie to Texas Rollergirls all-star.
You can connect with Peacewar here:
Facebook: ruth peace williams
Athlete Facebook page: peacewar#27
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