Roller Derby Tips – Positional Blocking
Passed my written skills test tonight! Yay! What a good way to start off a training session.
We worked on positional blocking tonight, I have to say I’ve never been very good at this.
The main aim of this is to use your bum to stop the other skater getting past you. We were told to get as close as we could to the skater we were blocking but no matter how hard I tried I always seem to roll off too fast and they skated right on by! Our trainer suggested getting into the Plough stop stance and it worked a treat!! My partner ended up tripping up and taking me down with her which meant she got the major penalty and off to the sin bin she went!
Therefore today’s top tip for nailing the back blocking technique… Get straight into the plough! Butt low and feet wide!
Another top tip would be keep an eye on your opponents knees. They will dictate which way they are going to go which should mean that you will always be in their way!
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