I can do it exactly as she does in the film, and at that speed, too . It doing it at pack speed that's the problem. I think it's just a lack of confidence at this point.
Quote from: Noah Tall on July 17, 2009, 11:51:06 pmI can do it exactly as she does in the film, and at that speed, too . It doing it at pack speed that's the problem. I think it's just a lack of confidence at this point.If you are considering skating backwards as an outside pack ref, be sure to read this thread. Also, I'd be very surprised if certification required being able to do a forwards to backwards transition on the outside of the track at "pack" speed (a fast pack, that is.) However, I could see where they'd want to know how well you could do for the sake of measuring your overall skating skill. I, and others on this forum, find skating backwards most useful as a front inside pack ref. I skate backwards from time to time when jam reffing, but not often.
The only way to get good at something is to do it over and over and over.
Quote from: Jazzy on April 12, 2010, 05:17:06 pmThe only way to get good at something is to do it over and over and over.Practice doesn't make perfect, practice makes permanent.Please make sure someone checks your skating form and gets you in good stead before you start drilling those movements deep into your brain matter.The longer you practice something with poor form, the harder it is to correct it later. Sadly, I speak from experience in this regard.
We require all of our refs to go through rollergirl fresh meat training. They must pass level 1 training in order to start their ref training (except in special circumstances.)I think that the training received is essential in becoming a good ref. Falls, crossovers, endurance, speed, CROSSOVERS, pushes, and even some whips (which I have gotten during a game) are all great things to have a good grasp on during a bout.Something that we are working on in practices is giving a good and full penalty call at high speed. I stand outside the outer ref lane and tell what the penalty is while they are going at top speed. They then have to make the whistle and call while maintaining their speed and getting through any obstacles in the lane.
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