Blocking With The Head Part 9: Losing

(This is part 9 of a series looking at the psychology of roller derby. For an introduction, read part one of the Blocking With The Head series) After a very successful Champs season this year (in which our Women's A team won every game in Tier 4 East), we lost a game against Hell's Belles… Continue reading Blocking With The Head Part 9: Losing

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Blocking With The Head Part 8: Returning from injury

(This is part 8 of a series looking at the psychology of roller derby. For an introduction, read part one of the Blocking With The Head series) Hi derby-ers! Last time I talked about the impacts of injury, but today I want to have a look at the other side of that, the "return to derby"… Continue reading Blocking With The Head Part 8: Returning from injury

Blocking With the Head Part 7: When you get injured

(This is part 7 of a series looking at the psychology of roller derby. For an introduction, read part one of the Blocking With The Head series) I had a cascade of emotions going through my head - pain, helplessness, fear. This was the sort of thing that happened to other people, not me! I thought… Continue reading Blocking With the Head Part 7: When you get injured

Blocking With The Head Part 6: Nerves

(This is part 6 of a series looking at the psychology of roller derby. For an introduction, read part one of the Blocking With The Head series) Welcome back, skate mates! Today we're going to be exploring the subject of nerves. No, not in the physiology, electrochemical, nerve-fibre sense. In the jelly-legged, butterfly-stomached, "why am I… Continue reading Blocking With The Head Part 6: Nerves

Blocking with the Head Part 5: Confidence

(This is part 5 of a series looking at the psychology of roller derby. For an introduction, read part one of the Blocking With The Head series) Welcome back, derby enthusiasts! And welcome to the fifth instalment of Blocking with the Head. Today I'm going to talk to you about confidence - what it is, what… Continue reading Blocking with the Head Part 5: Confidence