Sunday, August 10, 2014


This drill is a reader submission from G-Wrex of East Vic Roller Derby
Alternative names: --
Objective: Controlled single knee taps, maintaining momentum; endurance
Typical length of drill: 3 1/2 minutes
Materials needed: A copy of the song "Tubthumping" by Chumbawamba and amplification of some sort.
Skill level required: Safe falling skills - non-contact
Description: Skaters skate around the track in derby direction. "Tubthumping" is played and every time "down" appears in the lyrics, skaters must do a single knee tap, then get up again... 'cause they're never gonna keep you down. Skaters continue for the entire song, without using their hands to help them get up and without coming to a stop if possible.
Additional notes: If you'd like you can add extra lyrics-based instructions, e.g. a transition for every "pissing the night away" or a C-curve every time "he takes a ______ drink"