Join Mercy of Left Turn Coaching for a skill focused Training Day. Commit one day to your learning and growth of roller derby. Work on skills to help blockers and jammers take their game to the next level.
The clinic is open to all adult skaters who have at least passed their WFTDA minimum skills. The session will be catered toward intermediate to advanced skaters.
Saturday, June 13, 2015 from 12:00PM to 9:00PM
12:00PM – Registration and Self-Guided Warm-Up
12:30PM – Session 1 – Contact Stopping
1:30PM – Session 2 – Supportive Walls
2:30PM – Session 3 – Carve the Wall
3:30PM – Afternoon Break
4:00PM – Session 4 – Backwards Blocking
5:00PM – Session 5 – Jammer Toolbox
6:00PM – Evening Break
6:30PM – Session 6 – Pair Blocking
7:30PM – Session 7 – Wall Preservation
8:30PM – Cool Down & Closing
Foundation for all advance blocking is contact stopping. Learn how to control and slow an opponent in every situation.
Learn the ins and outs of wall work and how to trust and support each member of the wall.
Carve the Wall
Learn how to take advantage of the wall from the rear. For blockers, this is the baseline for rear offense and the incorporation of timing. For jammers, this is a tool to get through the wall.
Work on the progression preforming dynamic backwards blocking techniques that will aid you in catching and holding opponents for long durations. Begin with basic skills and end with heavy contact.
Learn multiple ways to engage the wall. Become more ready for whatever you opponents my throw at you. Be able to get though all types of walls.
This session will go over being effective in a down pack. Working with your partner use body positioning and support to be as effective in different situations.
Work on wall protection from enemy offense from the front and the rear; help each other maintain a strong wall. Learn how to maintain lateral control as a wall and get resist opponent attacks.
Passes are transferable and non-refundable. Skater insurance is required.