Roller Derby Coaching MENTAL checklist for skaters

SKATER MENTAL ATTITUDE CHECKLIST

FOR BEGINNING SKATERS

ATTEMPT TO FOCUS ON SELF AND OTHERS
IDENTIFY YOUR GOALS
RESPONSIBILITY FOR OWN BEHAVIOR
HONESTY
SELF-TRUST
ABILITY TO MAKE NECESSARY ADJUSTMENTS
WILLINGNESS TO KEEP AN OPEN MIND / SELF -FORGIVENESS
POSITIVE APPROACH TO TASK AND CIRCUMSTANCE
AWARENESS OF COPING WITH ADVERSITY
GAIN AWARENESS OF TEAM
PROMISE TO TRY TO DO YOUR BEST EACH TIME.

INTERMEDIATE SKATER ADDITIONS

CONSISTANCY OF FOCUS
RESPONSIBILITY TO DO WHAT THE SITUATION REQUIRES
ABILITY TO COPE AFFFECTIVELY WITH ADVERSITY
GAIN AWARENESS OF OPPONANTS PRESENCE OR POSTURING
ABILITY TO DO YOUR BEST EACH TIME

ADVANCED SKATER ADDITIONS:

COURAGE
IDENTIFY YOUR STRENGTHS, IDENTIFY YOUR GOALS
COMPETITIVENESS
CONSISTENCY OF FOCUS
SELF-SACRIFICE- A COMMITMENT TO THE TEAMʼS AGENDA
SELF-TRUST
ABILITY TO COMPETE WITH PAIN – REGARDING ENDURANCE, NOT INJURY
INDIFFERENCE TO OPPONENTS PRESENCE OR POSTURING
ABILITY TO DO WHAT MUST BE DONE-ALWAYS.
WILLINGNESS TO MENTOR –  PAY IT FORWARD

ALL STAR ADDITIONS

CONFRONTATIONAL ATTITUDE AND POSTURING- WARRIOR MIND-EYE CONTACT
BELIEF IN OBLIGATION TO AVOID INTENTIONALLY INJURING AN OPPONENT
AGGRESSIVENESS UNDER CONTROL
ABILITY TO CONTAIN EMOTION UNDER STRESS 
ABILITY TO CHANNEL NEGATIVITY TO PHYSICAL OUTPUT
RELENTLESSNESS
INTENSITY
EXTREME COMPETITIVENESS
SINCERE DESIRE TO CROSS TRAIN / GAIN TOP NOTCH PHYSICAL FITNESS
OBLIGATION TO TEAM
BELIEF THAT A TEAM IS ONLY AS GOOD AS IT’S WEAKEST SKATER
DESIRE TO FAIRLY AND LEGALLY OBLITERATE OPPONENT
ABILITY TO SKATE WITHOUT THOUGHT; ACTION AS FIRST RESPONSE

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About thehotflashseattle

I'm a person who found derby at JUST the right time in my life to give me hope, make me stronger and experience something that had been waiting for me all these years! My mightiest goal is to mainstream the sport of roller derby. My selfish goal is to help other people find ways to skate,connect and inspire each other to get back on track when they begin to slip off and help them up when they fall. Doing this helps me believe that there are others ready to do the same for me. In 2012 I had four surgeries, two of which were mastectomies and now at 57 I'm cancer free and back on track. Three years ago on this profile I claimed not to be a "great" coach but wanted to share what I knew. I am revising that statement at this time because I have figured out that I'm a survivor, a warrior and a damn good coach! I am the founder of OneWorld Roller Derby in the Greater Seattle area. We are sharing our resources to help other leagues form and we're creating a circuit that is coming together utilizing USA Roller Sports as a common link. We are bring roller derby to schools, colleges, parks departments and community centers across the US. Helping each other through the pack is what makes life work for me. In the world we get knocked down, get back up, reset and help each other through the pack. We look ahead for the holes to jump through. We gain momentum to find the endurance we need to be able to make it around the track one more time even when we don't think we can. Derby = life = Derby; It's all the same game to me.
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