The Derby Dish-A meal served hard

By the age of 10 most junior skaters are tired of Level 1 rules and are ready for the big hits.  At this age  girls are often bigger and tougher than boys and demand the right to play their own full contact sport. Just like the adults, the junior “punks” or “brats” practice all the strategies and like the “swoop” and “booty block.” Here Slugs and Hisses pack it up to dish derby, the moves, the workouts and all the derby little secrets.

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If You're Hot. 

If it's hot and you're hot, but not in a good way, consider drinking more refreshing water.  Roller derby is hard exercise, and it's easy to get dehydrated, especially if the temps are inching up. Experts say you don't need water if you are exercising for under an hour, but, let's face it, roller derby is not your average exercise.  Also, if you work out an hour or less, plain old water is great.  If you are exercising over an hour, you can consider Gatorade or the other electrolyte replacing bevies. In fact, you should be drinking 64 ounces of water, even without exercise.  I keep an environmentally friendly bottle (that Gigi gave me cuz she knows my deal) with me at all times. Gross as it is, if your pee is dark yellow or brown, you need water, baby. Just sayin.  Don’t I sound smart?