issue 42 | winter 2018

in this issue…

Welcome to the 42nd issue of fiveonfive!

It’s my favorite time of the year, championship games are up for endless review and all of our goals for the 2019 competitive season are calling us to build up our teams and ourselves. I’m also excited to be writing to you as a new member of the fiveonfive team. We have so much planned for the new year and can’t wait to show it to you.

In this issue, we look to Midge “Mayhem” Wilhelm and Swede Hurt for advice on handling the off-season and re-directing a teammate’s off-game. We learn about building a solid fundraising strategy from Knuckle Slamwich that will help defray those traveling costs and get your team from here to there.

In her article about lessons learned, Alexandra Slamilton offers some hard-won insights to rookie skaters. Coyote of Denver Roller Derby chronicles the fall, rise, and resilience of a derby skater’s injury in our health and fitness section. Melanie Pitstop’s feature article takes us through the process of moving from one team to another, and Dr. SpankNGrind shows us what it takes to plant, water, and cultivate jammers for a competitive and rewarding 2019.

Here’s to a bright new season!

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