Three Tips to Become a Better Roller Derby Athlete

Pay Attention to Your Off-Skates Fitness (translucent border)

Even though league practices are heart-pounding cardio, make sure you're spending some spare time in the gym. Increasing your cardiovascular fitness as well as your strength can give you more endurance and make you less prone to injury.

Upgrade Your Wheels First (striped background)

Anyone who has played derby will tell you what an expensive hobby it is. No matter what your initial setup is, at some point down the road, you'll likely want to upgrade. Start by getting a new set of wheels! More than any other item, wheels will totally change how you skate. Borrow some from other girls on your league to determine the durometer and size you might like, and do some research!