This time, I’d like to share with you the art of skating through teamwork.
Roller Derby is a team sport. Women who came to Roller Derby with hopes of becoming famous sometimes had more difficulty with the teamwork aspects of the sport than the men would.
Psychologists tell us that men are preconditioned from early childhood to become team players while women are not. And also, I thought I would reinforce how the sport of Roller Derby has always required the women to become team players. In Roller Derby, women and men are considered equal on a banked track as skaters, more than any other sport.
The Jammers and the top stars of the game were important. But what many skaters and fans failed to see when they watched the games on television or at a live game, was that a big secret to the success of the sport was the teamwork that was required to make the sport exciting.
As a group of skaters, it is teamwork that makes the game become exciting. When this happens, the top Jammers and stars become even more exciting to watch. There was also another aspect. Having a great announcer who can view skaters from all different positions in the pack and sell their excitement to the audience is important, plus having the TV camera look for the excitement instead of staying on a few boring jammers.
Maybe, if skaters of today thought the camera was on the pack, they might put more effort into trying to be noticed.
Roughness in the pack can be as exciting as watching the Jammer action. This can be in the pack before a jammer breaks, and also at the rear of the pack when a jammer and blocker meet for the action of the play, to score points for the team.
Here is a professional game tip that helps to sell the girls’ field. This is something that the women can do with a little practice and it will make the game draw millions of attentive spectators and make them yell and scream with excitement of the game. When the whistle blows for the play to start, the pack of women rough it up, before the jammer breaks out of the pack to start the 60-second jam clock.
They jostle positions and rotate so that the Jammers do not get a chance to break from the pack until the energy in the stands has been brought up a few notches.
This part of the game is one where everyone gets to have fun because it involves all ten skaters. They jostle positions and rotate so that the Jammers do not get a chance to break from the pack until the energy in the stands has been brought up a few notches.
The pack skates faster and louder and then finally a jammer breaks out. The jammer breaks from the pack like a quarter horse, taking a huge leap from the others to reach the rear of the pack, to try and score for her team.
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