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Tess (also known as Baller Shot Caller) is a two-way skater, proficient in both Jamming and Blocking. Baller started skating in 2010 and on October 15th, 2013 her dream came true. After just 3 years of hard work, dedication, commitment, and perseverance she was named to Team USA. She represented the United States as one of the best skaters in the nation in the 2014 World Cup of roller derby. In 2016, Baller defended her spot on Team USA and will represent the US in the world cup 2018 in Manchester, England. Tess currently captains the Atlanta Rollergirls and USA Roller Derby. Baller coaches for a living through her business Tuff Love Coaching.
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Lets talk about the elephant in the room: Injuries
Oh Captain, My Captain
Bomba Hache is a Spanish professional quad skater from La Coruña. An enthusiast, passionate, hard worker, open minded, active, dynamic and responsible person. A whole life on wheels, rollerskating since she was 4 years old. She has experience with inline speed skating, figure skating, roller derby and leader in Chicks in Bowls Spain. Organizer of events and promotion of the Sport, while sharing her passion. Sponsored by: @chicksinbowls , @grnmnstrrollersports, @s1helmets & @s1pads and @northside_skatepark_coruna
I developed an interest in 2010 and made the Rose City fresh meat program in November of 2012 and have been completely immersed in derby since. After years playing and developing my skills I tried out for the travel team in 2015. Our team was first place at both Playoffs and Champs. 2016 was a repeat of the previous year with the added bonus of winning the Championship Tournament MVP. 2017 was a bit of a shake up with me moving to Denver and joining DRD’s Mile High Club. Im really proud of how far our team came this year and I can’t wait to see what MHC brings to the track in 2018!
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Freight Train started with Houston Roller Derby in 2011 and is now skating her fourth season for the Texas Rollergirls. Though an very versatile player, she has been jamming the majority of her derby career. She began coaching in 2014 and she has been periodically training other leagues and popping up at different derby events across the U.S., Canada, and Australia. She's been playing derby for 7 seasons and has spent them working up the derby ranks to be the best player she can. Her skating background is primarily rhythm/jam skating and has been consistently doing it for over 25 years.
Furrrocious excels at giving personal feedback to individual skaters and on group level. She breaks down skills and strategies so even the beginner skater will understand, while presenting the most current material. In her 8th year with the Amsterdam Roller Derby, Furrr has been involved in all aspects of the game. She was a coach and line up manager for the Dutch National Men’s Team, Furr was a captain for Team Netherlands at the women’s Roller Derby World Cup in Dallas 2014 and the upcoming World Cup in Manchester in 2018.
Kid Block is tall. Kid Block loves roller derby and side ponies more than anything else in the world. Kid Block will only wear her side pony to the right hand side (crowd side of course). Kid Block loves to coach but hasn't for a long time and that makes her sad. Kid Block has lots of ideas, tips and tricks bubbling away inside her skate shaped brain and they need to get out. Kid Block thinks EuroDerbyCon is the best derby event that Europe has ever seen!
Lady Trample is returning to EuroDerbyCon but this year she’ll be taking to the track and the Ramps to coach her unique jamming skills and park skating. First appearing on the derby scene in 2012 debuting with PCR, since then she’s been honing her jamming style and adapting to the modern blocking style within this wacky sport. Since 2013 she’s been switching between Ramps and building a park skating community through Chicks in Bowls. Most recently Trample transferred to VRDL and joined the jammer line up competing at Playoffs and Champs with the VRDL All Stars in 2016 and taking out a Hydra win in 2017.
My name is Lil´Slinky and I skate for Stockholm Roller Derby Allstars, Team Sweden Roller Derby and for its the most fun thing. I have since I was smaller loved action and adrenaline, jackass was my favourite tv show, no competitors. My skate style and training style comes alot from that type of things, stupid, fun and curious. My coaching goes in the same theme, put that curious action to work.
In a derby context, Maurine is a jammer on the Stockholm Roller Derby Allstars, a coach, an official, and a board member of the Swedish national skating association, as well as having over 20 years of experience in sports. For a day job, she is a practicing psychologist, with specific interest in sports- and performance psychology. She is excited to join EDC once again, and can't wait to share her thoughts with you, and to hear your stories!
A member of Rainy City All Stars & England Roller Derby, with coaching experience at various bootcamps and team trainings across Europe from beginner to advanced levels. I like to bring my background in artistic skating into roller derby. I enjoy creating drills that breakdown the specific footwork and body movement required for all levels of strategy, and like to focus on both offence and defence. My focus is looking at how individual skaters move differently and help them create awareness of how to nail the move.
Angel City Derby (Los Angeles, CA) has had my heart since day 1 of my roller derby career. I have been playing since 2011 with our WFTDA charter team, the Hollywood Scarlets. I have competed at WFTDA Regional & Div. 1 Playoffs 7 times, and WFTDA Championships for 5 consecutive years. I have shared the track with the best athletes in our sport and I want to share my skills and love of the game with skaters everywhere!
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Robin Hood Drills
Hello I'm Rosie, I've been in love with roller derby since 2010 and have been playing and coaching at various level since 2012. I'm currently head coach and primary jammer for team Scotland, last season I was also assistant coach for power of Scotland. I've also been a league coach for Auld Reekie Roller Girls, Nottingham Hellfire Harlots and now Glasgow Mens Roller Derby. I am passionate about every aspect of this amazing sport, competing, officiating, bench/lum coaching and I've been coaching all across the UK and Europe sharing my knowledge and passion.
Satan's Little Helpers passion for team sports and competing started at a young age, she was destined for a life in competition and sports training. After 10 years of putting in the work to become the best skater and teammate possible, she has made it to be a top scoring jammer for WFTDA's highly ranked Angel City Derby and the National USA Roller Derby Team. Her love and excitement for the sport clearly shines through in her strive to teach other. She provides a unique approach in her coaching style, always keeping in mind what she likes to think of "the Chi of Roller Derby." Providing an energetic safe space for learning dynamic skills and strategies, she hopes to inspire others to succeed on their path to Virtuosity.
Sausarge Rolls has been on skates for more 20+ years. He started his career playing ice hockey & competed at the highest levels for 12 years. In 6 years Sarge has gone from coaching his local league in Tasmania (DSDL) to coaching Victorian All-Stars (VRDL) and Team Australia National Team. Sarge is a primary jammer on Bridgetown Menace and the Wizards of AUS National team, is part of the 2018 World Cup squad, voted the best jammer of the 2016 World Cup. He is non-stop & wants to share his training methods with skaters who want to take their game to the next level. Sarge strongly believes that there will always be someone with more talent than you, but there's no excuse for someone to train harder or smarter.
Scald Eagle will be entering her 8th season of derby and her 2nd season with the Denver Roller Derby Mile High Club! She's been named DNN's 2011 Rookie of the Year, 2011 Western Regionals MVP, the 2015 Dallas Divisional All Tournament MVP, and the 2015 WFTDA Championships All Tournament MVP. Eagle was extremely privileged to be a part of the two iterations of RCR’s Wheels of Justice Hydra winning teams and incredibly honored to be a team member of the 2014 and 2018 USA Roller Derby teams. She loves traveling the globe to teach roller derby and cant wait to be a part of Euro Derby Con!
Tarantula has been skating roller derby for six years. After four years of pivoting and blocking for Philly Roller Derby, she moved to Portland to skate with the Rose City Rollers Wheels of Justice. As one of Rose City’s most relied upon blockers, Tarantula has played a key role in Rose City’s Championship gold in 2016, and silver in 2017. Tarantula also coaches multiple other teams at a variety of levels. If you want to learn more about #ThatHitLife, #ThatPivotLife or #ThatBenchCoachLife, come to a Tarantula class at 2018 Euro Derby Con.
ZipBlok (uses she/her pronouns) started in 2012 before heading to Philly to pursue sex education and sex therapy degrees and skate with Philly Roller Derby. Although she's played every position, her current primary focus is defense and using her teaching experience to coach derby. She is also the owner of theF0LD, specialising in gender-free, sleeveless, roller derby jackets and a member of Team Bont. Her coaching specialties are unlearning habits and dismantling derby language that keeps players from being at their personal best, the mechanics and importance of impenetrable, dynamic, devastating, two walls, and eating jammer space alive.
Pettichoke Level 3 WFTDA Certified NSO
Dire Wolff Level 3 WFTDA Certified Official
Jens Hötger Level 2 WFTDA Certified Official
Jens is exploring the derby world since 2009. Until 2016 primary as a coach and in his current incarnation as an official. Being a member of OffCom, WFTDA's Officials Committee and travelling all over Europe to officiate, there might be a bit to pick from. Based on the motto "Jens puts the höt in Hötger" he'll try to bring you knowledge, new ideas and approaches to look onto officiating and enhance your skill set hot off the press. If he ever retires he aims for a synchronised dance skating team with Dire, coached by Petti. <3
7 years in the making, the THNSO for the 2018 Roller Derby World Cup brings her knowledge and sarcasm to Barcelona for the first time. NSOing on 4 continents (and plans brewing for the other 3!) Petti brings a wealth of experience from rookie lineups to WFTDA Playoffs. She probably also brings a tonne of pictures of her dog, Jammer...you have been warned! If you want to learn the supreme skills of cat herding within the world of officiating...or how to get your skills up to being selected for international tournaments...Petti is your go to person.
If you’re in Barcelona for the pintxos or vermouth, or maybe even just for the skating and lip-sync battles, but definitely not for hours and hours of Rules-talk, better steer away from Dire Wolff. Dire’s passion is reading rules discussions, trying to find the Golden Ratio between the Rules as writ and common sense discretion. For flaunting Rules knowledge on the Facebook is all fun and games, but applying them consistently, fair and most of all without getting yelled at, is a different kind of roll-game. At Euro Derby Con, Dire will make sure to beat Jens at backwards skating and warn Petti’s husband for pedestrians ... So expect some great shared sessions full of love for each other, and of course officiating.