September 24 - October 1
Hey there Derbyverse, it's Nox! Here’s the news, links and highlights you may have missed in the roller derby world this past week!
This week's highlights:
Allyship: How We Can Support Minorities in Roller Derby?
*Can’t wait to listen to this!
In the wake of the Kavanagh accusations, roller derby officials show their true colors
The Myths of Coachability
Carley McAdam Retires from London
Burpees for Birthdays
2 Skaters at Bath City outed as Neo-Nazis, removed from league
*Thrilled at the quick response on this, props to you Bath City!
Jammer and Offense Trick: The Gallop Tackle!💥
2018 WFTDA Playoffs Atlanta Tournament MVP, Freight Train
*Why is my face suddenly so wet?
MVP of the Week: Orla Skew aka SkewBlogs
A personal favorite, Orla Skew is a ref who is kind enough to help all understand the rules better. Skew has been providing us with important and insightful rules knowledge through a ton of helpful blogs (Some of my favorites are Top Tips for Effective Communication in an Official Review, What is a Multiplayer Block, Really? and On Recruiting Roller Derby Officials)!
And recently Skew started sharing WFTDA Bitesize Rules on Twitter, which is super cool and helpful! The rules can be so complex and confusing, but breaking it down into bitesize tweets makes it easier to understand and have a conversation about it! Make sure to follow on Twitter for more Bitesize Rules!
Bitesize WFTDA rules: If you're a jammer *returning from the box* and re-enter the track ahead of any blockers who are considered out of play behind the pack, you get their point/s immediately. It's not a "no earned pass". (see 3.3)— Orla Skew (@skewblogs) September 30, 2018
WFTDA bitesize rules:— Orla Skew (@skewblogs) October 2, 2018
Q: "*They* destroyed the pack, so why did *we* get a failure to reform penalty?"
A: These are two separate actions. Once the pack is destroyed, no matter who did it, both teams must make an effort to reform it. (see 2.3 and casebook entries in 2.3/4.2.1)
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