A Purple tinted photo of the back of a roller derby official wearing a striped shirt with the text "Artichoke-her" on the back. The official is wearing a white helmet with her curly, brown hair in a pony tail. The overlay in white text reads "HOW TO BECOME A ROLLER DERBY OFFICIAL"

how to become a roller derby official

Roller derby is a unique and challenging sport to officiate. The best way to start is by doing.

return to play

Returning to derby was surreal in a lot of ways. In my mind, we’d both paused and could pick back up right where we’d left off. In reality, though, a lot had changed in the three years without roller derby.

finally, having the opportunity to coach at RollerCon!

It’s that time of year when Rollercon tickets are cheapest, and rooms are filling up! Even though Rollercon isn’t for six months, all the commotion has got me reflecting on my coaching experience from last year.

fiveonfive coach at RollerCon

ROLLERCON IS BACK and we hope you’re as stoked as we are, because this year we are sponsoring an EPIC coach, Glittoris #1337 of Denver Roller Derby’s Mile High Club fame.

back on track

Like many in the roller derby community following the COVID-19 pandemic, fiveonfive media is moving in a new direction as we all get “back on track”.

♥ the way you roll

Fangirled over your Amazon jamming, all of your strength and sweetness of a scaled back hit…

all in

a pair of roller skating businesswomen launched an exciting new fitness group in a bid to empower people of any age to don some quads, get active and have fun

helmet check and care

Take time throughout your derby season to look over the first-on, last-off piece of safety equipment that usually gets overlooked.

Yoga for Derby Instructor Artie Choke-her

yoga for crossovers

Whether you are Fresh Meat learning how to do crossovers before the 27/5 or a vet who wants to improve their balance and speed, this yoga sequence is for you!

Pumpkin Spice Chia Pudding

pumpkin spice chia pudding

Chia pudding is great as a breakfast and also works well as a before or after derby snack.

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