Roller Derby News: ⏱️ March 4 - 11
Hey there Derbyverse, it’s Nox, welcome to the Weekly Roundup for March 4th - 11th, 2019.
March is officials appreciation month! Share some extra love with your officials this month! <3
This week in derby news we have 4 new derby podcast episodes, scores from Lobstah Roll and March Badness, some great resources for officials from Dublin, a great write up from derby photog Masonite Burn on how they chose their photos, an analysis about the WFTDA post-season schedule, and a heck of a lot more!
Our MVP of the Week is Gorier Estefan, a standout official who made her US debut at Lobstah Roll this weekend! Scroll down to learn more about her!
This Week in Roller Derby News:
WFTDA Rankings: February 28, 2019
Officiating Applications Now Open for 2019 WFTDA Postseason
Reaction to the 2019 WFTDA Postseason Locations
ECDX Updated Schedule
Blocker Tricks: Cutting Across and Tracking!
Lineup Tracking: Paperwork Overview
Tournament Preparation and Mental Focus
4 Tips for Core Engagement
Roller Derby Thoughts Podcast: Change from Fixed Mindset to Growth Mindset
How I Choose Which Pictures
Chatterbox Pick' Em is Back!
Your Core Values As A Coach
JDN’s World Rankings for February 2019
Guest Series: “The Road To Playoffs – Mar 2019 edition”
2019 Casebook Reading Part 1
2019 WFTDA Rules Reading: Chapter 5 - Officiating
One long whistle and you know it’s a penalty!
Safety first – What you need to know about protective gear
Interview with Gatekeepers Magnum PIMP
MVP of the Week: Gorier Estefan
Gorier was nominated by Daniel O., who described her as “an outstanding individual in the European officiating community”. She is an independent NSO based in the UK! Gorier has officiated more than 300 bouts in 10 European countries since she started in 2014. She has worked many high profile events, such as FINvitational, European Continental Cup, Men's European Cup and the MRDA Championships in 2017, the 2018 Roller Derby World Cup in Manchester, as well as GTO for the 2018 Men's Roller Derby World Cup.
This weekend she made her US debut as an official at the WFTDA recognized Lobstah Roll tournament in Boston.
Daniel also had this to say, “Gorier is a true pleasure to work with, extremely knowledgeable and professional. She has a gift for instilling confidence and imparting knowledge to new officials that is second to none, and always makes sure everyone feels safe and taken care of.“
If you know Gorier IRL, give her a high-five or a shoutout! <3