Skaters who are just starting out who know they have a long journey ahead of them and don’t let that deter them, fill my little roller derby heart with joy for those epic future skaters they’ll be and already are. And yes, they will totally own my ass on the track one day. I try to be more like those dudes.

Raw Heidi - #.357 - London Roller Girls [quote source]

Life comes first. Why? Because you cannot be happy in derby if you’re not happy in life.

Onda Sligh - #66 - Oly Rollers (WFTDA 2013 January Featured Skater)

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Never give up. You may fall and feel defeated, but NEVER EVER EVER GIVE UP!

Njoy Npain - #2 - North East Roller Derby youth (A.K.A NERDy)

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Kamikaze Kitten’s blog is an one=stop shop for amazing ideas and inspiration for all things derby and derby-life related.

Kamikaze Kitten’s blog is an one=stop shop for amazing ideas and inspiration for all things derby and derby-life related.

Lacking confidence in yourself and your own abilities, or those of your team and teammates just creates additional hesitation and delayed action in your game.

Kamikaze Kitten - #9 - London Rollergirls & Blog

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‪Interview (3mins) with Elle Viento of the Philly Roller Girls at the 2011 WFTDA Championships‬

Don’t be a douchebag. Be excellent instead

RawShark - Ref - Northern Brisbane Rollers

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Treat your officials like you would your co-workers. If you wouldn’t go storming across the office floor yelling “That’s f*cking bullsh*t!” at work, you probably shouldn’t do it on the track.

Su Real - Ref-Denver Roller Dolls

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There is no excuse for bad manners.

Howiye, I’m Freyda Cox - #50x - Sydney Roller Derby League and I started this site to help share advice and encouragement to people in derby.

All quotes are snippets from interviews with amazingly talented derby people. Many thanks to DerbyLife, DNN and many more who put the time and effort in sharing their advice and encouragement. As Bomb Jones #20 says, “Your SO wisdom”.

If you recognize your Mental Toolbox is perhaps missing a tool or two, catch yourself next time you feel it happening and see if you can’t turn it around to a positive way of thinking of behaving. Train your mind out of its bad habits and your performance will follow.

Kitty DeCapitate - #XOXO - Victorian Roller Derby League

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