Roller Derby Advice & Tips

You’ve been to the recruitment meeting. You’ve convinced your significant other/family/friends that you really aren’t joking and you are serious about giving this “derby thing” a try.  So what should you focus on besides not trying to fall down? READ MORE…
Usual Supsects and Public Enemies of Fountain City Roller Derby
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You’ve finally decided to strap on those skates and get out on the track, bumpin’ hips with the best of them, the wind flowing through your helmet. Now if only you had the perfect name to go along with those sick, new bruises. READ MORE…
Business In the Front Party In the Back
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Derby Stance. The basic body position that provides stability, speed, agility and power when playing roller derby. Balance is crucial in roller derby! Bending your knees, tightening your core and keeping your head up are keys to balancing in derby stance. READ MORE..

Roller Derby Stance
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Some day you will fall at practice and a veteran skater will casually glide by, smile, and call out to you in their most cheery voice, “Falling is learning”. They aren’t saying it to be mean or to tease you. They aren’t making light of your frustration. They are reminding you that failure is part of the process. READ MORE…
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Ankles. If you want to play roller derby, chances are good you’ve got a pair. Chances are also pretty good, but they aren’t as strong as you would want them to be before taking to life on wheels and smashing into people. READ MORE…
If you are able to utilize your toe stops in a controlled manner, it can take you far in derby. Remember, practice makes you better and practicing on your toe stops makes you more comfortable. READ MORE…
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When coming to your first practice you will only need a few things in your toolkit. As time goes on you may want to add to your toolkit. We have compiled a list of items found in many vets bags. READ MORE…
Knees are important! Making them stronger is something that is needed for roller derby. They will take a beating, but here are some exercises to help strengthen them up. READ MORE…
Roller Derby Knee Strengthening
Photo by KC Derby Digest
You’ve made the decision. You want to play roller derby! Here are a few things to consider in order to be ready for the Fountain City Roller Derby training camp. READ MORE…
Fountain City Roller Derby Kansas City
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The more time you spend on your skates, the more comfortable you will get on them! At open/session skates, the rinks provide games to entertain the skaters. A few of those games can actually help you practice your derby skills. READ MORE…
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You want to skate but the rinks are not open or you don’t want to dodge kids. Or maybe the weather is nice and you want to take advantage. Skating outdoors is a great way to work on your skills! To help ya out, we’ve compiled a list of outdoor skating spots around Kansas City. Check out the list!

The Fountain City Roller Derby training session teaches proper skating and roller derby techniques, but the best way to get a head start and to improve quickly is to get comfortable on wheels! There are many skating rinks throughout the Kansas City metro area. Check out the list!