Roller derby over 50

Melody Kool was born on September of 2010 when I got brave enough to go to my first roller derby training.  I discovered this sport about a year before when I went to watch a friend play.  I grew up roller skating and loved it.  Little did I know that it could be a sport that I could learn.  Mind you I was terrible at everything except swimming and even then was to timid to compete.

I wa alreedy 49 when I became a part of the sport and I have to work very hard to keep up with the 20 to 30 year old players.  I am determined to get as good as I can even if I can’t make a public competing team. I’m still trying and am going to my first bootcamp in

Regardless of how things go I plan to skate right into the next life. I had to find the motivation to get up off the couch and get into shape and this is how I am doing it.  I am in the best shape since my early 30’s.  I have discovered it is never to late to start.  I have had set backs with some injurys and watching some many pass me by but I will not give up!

5 thoughts on “Roller derby over 50”

  1. Hi. I’m just like you. I’m 48, almost 49, and will be going to my very first roller derby fresh meat orientation next month. I skated a lot when I was younger but that’s been a long time ago. I’ve been going to a local rink to practice but darn it if I haven’t pulled a groin tendon. I keep going, though. I can do plow and t stops fairly well, skate very fast, and so-so backwards. But I’m scared as heck to not be able to keep up with the younger skaters. I know how you feel with being older. My first real derby newbie practice is in two weeks. Wish me luck!

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  2. I googled Derby over 50 and read this post. I am 48 and joined the local derby league last summer. Like you it is something to get me off the couch! I have learned that everyone learns at a different pace and I will go my own pace. I have no desire to scrimmage but LOVE the workouts! I cannot remember coming home from a gym workout smiling like I do after Derby! Nice to know there are other women over 30 joining and enjoying the sport!


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