My name is Awesome Sauce and this is my blog!
Who Is Awesome Sauce?
I am Awesome Sauce…but you can just call me Awesome, or Saucy for short. I am a league member with the San Diego Derby Dolls, and I have been skating since 2011 and coaching since 2012. I started my roller derby career as a referee and quickly fell in love with jam refereeing on the banked track. This naturally lead into a love for developing and coaching agility, speed and of course, ENDURANCE!
Prior to roller derby I would never have described myself as the athletic type (is pudgy a type?), but roller derby has sparked a fitness fire inside me. My passion now lies in becoming the best bouting skater I can be and helping those new to roller derby do the same by unlocking their inner athlete. My coaching style is packed with lots of “unusual” and hilarious visualizations and I hope that my enthusiasm for teaching and roller derby will keep you engaged while still pushing you to your limits.
Why Start a Derby Blog?
Why not? No seriously it’s very simple – because I love roller derby and I love coaching. As I mentioned above I’m not the most athletic person and my learning curve for mastering new skills is just about the steepest I’ve encountered. Probably because I’m such a slow learner I get a lot of satisfaction when I can convey the same skill to another athlete who can pick it up and fly with it. There isn’t anything better to me than seeing a skater happy with their progression at the end of a coaching session – and dripping in sweat.
Expectations of Awesome Sauce
I hope that this blog will become a place for me to share with you ALL of my derby related knowledge. Like a huge brain dump of all that is derby, I will be sharing everything I know, including:
- Rules and what they actually look like in gameplay
- Injury prevention
- Coming back from injury
- Survival guides
- Coaching tips
- Skate maintenance
- Derby “fashion” – DIY helmets, how-to all the sock things, and other crafts
- Other random derby stuff
All coming soon, thanks for reading!