Derby from the Balcony

Derby from the Balcony
A podcast about more than left turns. Want to reach me? Cool! Try [email protected]

Ep: 23 Mitten Kitten Mash-Up: 9 Lives!
Oct 13 • 24 min
Riding that post tournament high, I get back behind the microphone and recap scores and highlights from Mitten Kitten Mash-Up: 9 Lives! tournament. Quotes provided by Hurterino of East Lansing Roller Derby, Coach Payne, Final Straw of Ohio Roller Derby,…
Ep: 22 Game Day Luminescence
Sep 2 • 28 min
Often forgotten but the foundation of derby as a postcard, score keepers and head officials are the Northern Lights to the derby community because without them the season doesn’t coalesce. Listen in as I chat with Florence Fightingale & Rink Rolled about…
Ep: 21 Humble Composition
Aug 7 • 84 min
This week I had the absolute pleasure of interviewing Preflash Gordon - the 13 year roller derby photographer veteran. Not only is he a freaking delight to talk with, he’s a wealth of knowledge with a heart of gold and his love for the game and its…
Ep: 20 Buy the ticket, take the ride. Featuring Freight Train of TXRG!
Jul 31 • 27 min
Do you know what you’ll be doing when you’re 90? Freight Train does! Join in as I recap our weekend with Freight Train and share our post brunch conversation about rhythm skating, roller coasters, derby gear preferences, and our favorite candy! Here’s a…
Ep. 19: Welcome Back Odder
Jun 11 • 20 min
📸: Northland Pulp Awkward Dee is bbaaaaccckkkkk!!!! Coaches need to grow their toolbox, just like skaters. I talk about 3 things I ask myself as a coach from our most recent game to grow from the experience, recap some Michigan rankings & scores, and give…
Ep. 18: I announced solo… and did die!
May 8 • 11 min
Hi, hi, HIII!!!! I’m so excited to FINALLY have time to record some audio! yaaaayyyyy!!! This episode I announce our partnership with All aBOUT Derby and I talk about a recent bucket list moment calling derby FROM THE BALCONY! aaahhhhh! Believe in…
Ep. 17 Mitten Derby Recap Junior Edition
Apr 17 • 27 min
April 6th I had the pleasure of announcing at the Sixth Annual Spring Breakherout Tournament in Mackinaw City, MI. It was my first in person junior derby experience and it’s one I’ll never forget. Listen in as I recap the past 2 weekends scores then move…
Ep: 16 Trippin on Derby: Baller Shot Caller & Lady Trample Clinic Recap
Apr 4 • 63 min
Have you ever gone to a roller derby training clinic? Regardless your answer, listen in as Jam Carrey, Sandra, and I ride that derby high and talk about the lessons we learned from Baller Shot Caller of Atlanta Roller Derby and Lady Trample Denver Roller…
Ep. 15 Michigan Derby Recap 3.23-3.24 & Interview w/Juicy GoGo!!
Mar 28 • 30 min
Aaahhhhh! I’m sorry it’s late! Sometimes sleep just takes precedence! *deep breath* This week after score recaps, I interview Juicy Gogo from Lakeshore Roller Derby! We talk about our love for the microphone, how we connect with the crowd and bicycle…
DeeTales: Self love & interactive practices
Mar 22 • 8 min
On my way home from one of our best practices of 2019, I discuss those inner voices that challenge us and why it’s important to educate not dictate practice. Check out our FB and Instagram pages for the brief video mentioned in this episode.
Ep 14: Weekly Mitten Derby Recap w/ Jahrmageddon - Mar 16th Bouts
Mar 20 • 25 min
This week I launch a new series where I recap Michigan Roller Derby scores and highlights. Ali Jahr, also known as Jahrmageddon, from East Lansing Mitten Mavens, joins me in talking about the importance of derby culture and it’s impact on skater growth…
2019 Casebook Reading Part 2 by Derby from the Balcony
Mar 15 • 25 min
While I didn’t get kitty cuddles this recording session, I did enjoy diving into the following Casebook sections. Part 2: 2.2.4 Passing the Star *01:28* C2.2.4A *02:25* C2.2.4B *03:19* C2.2.4C *06:48* C2.2.4D *08:44* C2.2.4E *10:58* C2.2.4F *12:12* 2.2.5…
DeeTales: Roller Girl Reading w/Malcolm for March is Reading Month
Mar 14 • 23 min
Malcolm and I read an excerpt from Roller Girl, by Victoria Jamieson for March is reading month. Malcolm also talks about what lessons he’s learned from being on roller skates. Thank you Victoria Jamieson for writing such an amazing book. We read it often…
2019 Casebook Reading Part 1 by Derby from the Balcony
Mar 6 • 32 min
While cuddling with my pal Moush, I have fun giving clarification to the WFTDA casebook. This is part one which includes: 1. Game parameters & Safety - 2. Gameplay - 2.1 The Track - 2.2 Positions - 2.2.1 Jammers - 2.2.2 Lead Jammer - 2.2.3 Pivot Blocker…
2019 WFTDA Rules Reading: 5. Officiating by Derby from the Balcony
Mar 3 • 8 min
2019 WFTDA Rules Reading Chapter 5 - Officiating 5.1 Staffing *00:30* 5.1.1 Distinction *01:09* 5.1.2 Requirements *01:47* 5.2 Duties *02:42* 5.3 Communication Between Skaters & Officials *05:50*
Ep 12: Mental Toughness - Changing from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset.
Feb 18 • 20 min
A teammate asked me how to mentally prepare for an opponent when you’re predicted to loose. I share a few of my favorite ways to begin changing from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset.
Ep 11: Do it for the Fans, not just the W!
Feb 4 • 21 min
Is your fanbase fluctuating as derby grows more serious? Today we walk through meeting fan expectation in smaller regions. Listen in as I share 4 ways we’re working to attract and retain fans. Resources: The Psychology of being a Sports Fan…
Ep 10: Is role definition right for your league?
Feb 1 • 21 min
Recently there’s been a lot of talk regarding role definition. Listen in as I share 3 reasons why I feel role definition may not be the best answer for your league and I share how we’re working to become stronger & more cohesive, together. Ep 10: Is role…
PREVIEW: Derby in Pop Culture
Jan 31 • 15 min
This is where we breakdown a small sample of what we’re going to cover in a limited series about roller derby in pop culture and media in the near future!
2019 WFTDA Rules Reading: 4. Penalties by Derby from the Balcony
Jan 29 • 19 min
4.1 Contact Penalties 00:43 ** 4.1.1 Impact to an Illegal Target Zone 02:08 ** 4.1.2 Impact with an Illegal Blocking Zone 03:01 ** 4.1.3 Other Illegal Contact 04:13 ** 4.1.4 Multiplayer Blocks 05:16 ** 4.2 Game Structure Penalties 05:38 ** 4.2.1 Illegal…
Ep: 09 Best Foot Forward: 7 Years of Recovery
Jan 20 • 31 min
Do you know what to do in the moment when you fear you’ve broken your ankle? Are you working on recovery? Inspired by the folks in the FB Group: Roller Derby Injuries: Blood, Sweat, & Tears, I decide to tell part of my recovery story. 7 years running and…
2019 WFTDA Rules Reading: 3. Scoring by Derby from the Balcony
Jan 16 • 6 min
Chapter 3 Scoring 3.1 Earning Points 00:00** 3.2 Scoring Points 01:00*” 3.3 Scoring Avoidance 02:14** 3.4 Penalized Jammers 03:46** 3.5 Errors in Scoring & Score Reporting 04:39** If you like it? Please do the whole like & share with your fellow derby…
2019 WFTDA Rules Reading: 2. Gameplay by Derby from the Balcony
Jan 15 • 18 min
**Might want to turn the volume down on this one! 😬 I didn’t realize I was blowing out the mic until AFTER I finished because, well, I’m still learning! 😁**” Chapter 2. Gameplay 2.1 The Track 00:00** 2.2 Positions 01:04** 2.2.1 Jammers 02:46** 2.2.2 Lead…
2019 WFTDA Rules Reading : 1. Game Parameters & Safety by Derby from the Balcony
Jan 15 • 9 min
Hey all! DEE’S BACK! I’ve really enjoyed this recent obsession with the rules. Mumbles had a great idea to put timestamps below so you can find what you want quickly with the audio. Also, it’s fun to listen to fast if your app allows you! :) 1.1…
DeeTales:Post Practice Passion
Jan 14 • 9 min
DeeTales: Post Practice Passion. How do you connect with your skaters to communicate drills? On the way home from our learn for skate practice, I am so inspired and excited, I have to share my feelings with the masses. Sorry for the background noise and…
Ep:08 Relax with Moush!
Jan 10 • 12 min
I’ve received a new Microphone and have been playing around with it for hours. My husband and I decided this was the best recording. We hope you enjoy! We will resume our regularly scheduled programming soon! Sometimes we all need a moment to recenter and…
Ep:07 RAWK’in Out Rules Updates - w/ Eric RAWK of Angel City Derby
Dec 27, 2018 • 90 min
Through a series of fortunate events, RAWK and I sit down and talk about updates made to the WFTDA rule set that take effect in 2019. RAWK has been involved in derby since 2005 and has officiated for several high level teams including Gotham, Oly, and Rat…
2019 WFTDA Rules Reading: Glossary by Derby from the Balcony
Dec 21, 2018 • 27 min
I have a scheduled chat with Eric RAWK! In anticipation of this upcoming opportunity, I review the Glossary from the WFTDA Rules Documentation for 2019. I will be making audio files of the entire rulebook and case book in the coming days. I know I retain…
Ep:06 Skip the prime shipping! Shop derby owned!
Dec 10, 2018 • 61 min
Have you started your holiday shopping yet? Is your family asking you what you want for the holidays? Join Lulu from All aBOUT Derby and I as we talk about the top 10 derby must haves under $35! All of which can be ordered using code “HOLIDAYS10” Tune in…
Ep:01 First time behind the mic.
Dec 6, 2018 • 13 min
Listen to me rambled on as I try out the Anchor Radio App for the first time while I recap my experience at the annual Mitten Kitten Mash-up Roller Derby Tournament. This is my first visit to MK as a volunteer and not a competitive skater. FInd out what…
Ep:05 Documenting From The Tape
Nov 29, 2018 • 34 min
I landed him for a second time in my life folks! I’m joined by my hubby, Keith from @NorthlandPulp to discuss what it’s like being a roller derby photographer and derby widow. What are your thoughts? Comment here or email [email protected]
DeeTales: Malcolm’s Sick Beats
Nov 28, 2018 • 1 min
Malcolm wanted to create some “podcast beats” for me. So if you want to get pumped up, play his beats on a loop. He has given me permission to share. 😉
Ep:04 But, you’re like, really pretty!
Nov 17, 2018 • 6 min
Have you ever made yourself feel less than you are? A situation I tried to not give much thought, continues to resurface creating a negative impact on my life. Listen in as I talk it out with you. What are your thoughts? -Dee [email protected]
Ep:03 Off Season Rigmarole
Nov 11, 2018 • 19 min
As our 2018 season comes to a close, our league works to rebuild our roster. But how does one do that you ask? Listen in as i talk about some behind the scenes processes, marketing, and togetherness! Have a question or know the answers to mine? Reach out…
Ep:02 NSO-your role!
Oct 24, 2018 • 15 min
Join me as I spend most my time rambling about penalty box timing, penalty wrangling, and learning the roles within! What are your thoughts? Send them my way at [email protected]
DeeTales: No mic for you!
Oct 18, 2018 • 9 min
Find out what happens when I try to join the “press box.” wanna reach me? email me! [email protected]
DeeTales: Malcolm’s Lego Imagination Challenge
Oct 16, 2018 • 9 min
Malcolm wanted record an episode with Mommy. Listen as Malcolm talks about his share day and his imagination challenge!
DeeTales: Retail therapy rant
Oct 14, 2018 • 18 min
After a rough day dealing with the parts about humanity I don’t understand, I go on a Dee rant in an attempt to work through my feelings.