Derby from the Balcony

36 EpisodesProduced by Dee RailyaWebsite

Positive rants about roller derby & other topics sometimes too. Want to reach me? Cool! Try

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Ep: 21 Humble Composition

August 7th, 2019


 This week I had the absolute pleasure of interviewing Preflash Gordon - the 13 year roller derby photographer veteran. Not only is he a freaking …

Ep: 20 Buy the ticket, take the ride. Featuring Freight Train of TXRG!

July 31st, 2019


Do you know what you'll be doing when you're 90?  Freight Train does!  Join in as I recap our weekend with Freight Train and share our post brunch …

Ep. 19: Welcome Back Odder

June 11th, 2019


📸: Northland Pulp
Awkward Dee is bbaaaaccckkkkk!!!! Coaches need to grow their toolbox, just like skaters. I talk about 3 things I ask myself as a …

Ep. 18: I announced solo... and did die!

May 8th, 2019


Hi, hi, HIII!!!!  I'm so excited to FINALLY have time to record some audio!  yaaaayyyyy!!!  This episode I announce our partnership with All aBOUT Derby and I talk about a recent bucket list moment calling derby FROM …

Ep. 17 Mitten Derby Recap Junior Edition

April 17th, 2019


April 6th I had the pleasure of announcing at the Sixth Annual Spring Breakherout Tournament in Mackinaw City, MI. It was my first in person junior derby experience and it's one I'll never forget. Listen in as I recap …

Ep: 16 Trippin on Derby: Baller Shot Caller & Lady Trample Clinic Recap

April 4th, 2019


Have you ever gone to a roller derby training clinic?  Regardless your answer, listen in as Jam Carrey, Sandra, and I ride that derby high and talk …

Ep. 15 Michigan Derby Recap 3.23-3.24 & Interview w/Juicy GoGo!!

March 28th, 2019


Aaahhhhh! I'm sorry it's late! Sometimes sleep just takes precedence! *deep breath* This week after score recaps, I interview Juicy Gogo from …

DeeTales: Self love & interactive practices

March 23rd, 2019


On my way home from one of our best practices of 2019, I discuss those inner voices that challenge us and why it's important to educate not dictate practice. Check out our FB and Instagram pages for the brief video …

Ep 14: Weekly Mitten Derby Recap w/ Jahrmageddon - Mar 16th Bouts

March 20th, 2019


This week I launch a new series where I recap Michigan Roller Derby scores and highlights. Ali Jahr, also known as Jahrmageddon, from East Lansing …

2019 Casebook Reading Part 2 by Derby from the Balcony

March 15th, 2019


While I didn't get kitty cuddles this recording session, I did enjoy diving into the following Casebook sections. Part 2: 2.2.4 Passing the Star …

DeeTales: Roller Girl Reading w/Malcolm for March is Reading Month

March 15th, 2019


Malcolm and I read an excerpt from Roller Girl, by Victoria Jamieson for March is reading month. Malcolm also talks about what lessons he's learned …

2019 Casebook Reading Part 1 by Derby from the Balcony

March 7th, 2019


While cuddling with my pal Moush, I have fun giving clarification to the WFTDA casebook. This is part one which includes: 1. Game parameters & Safety - 2. Gameplay - 2.1 The Track - 2.2 Positions - 2.2.1 Jammers - …

2019 WFTDA Rules Reading: 5. Officiating by Derby from the Balcony

March 4th, 2019


2019 WFTDA Rules Reading Chapter 5 - Officiating 5.1 Staffing *00:30* 5.1.1 Distinction *01:09* 5.1.2 Requirements *01:47* 5.2 Duties *02:42* 5.3 …

Ep 12: Mental Toughness - Changing from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset.

February 18th, 2019


A teammate asked me how to mentally prepare for an opponent when you're predicted to loose. I share a few of my favorite ways to begin changing from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset.

Ep 11: Do it for the Fans, not just the W!

February 4th, 2019


Is your fanbase fluctuating as derby grows more serious? Today we walk through meeting fan expectation in smaller regions. Listen in as I share 4 …

Ep 10: Is role definition right for your league?

February 1st, 2019


Recently there's been a lot of talk regarding role definition. Listen in as I share 3 reasons why I feel role definition may not be the best answer …

PREVIEW: Derby in Pop Culture

January 31st, 2019


This is where we breakdown a small sample of what we're going to cover in a limited series about roller derby in pop culture and media in the near …

2019 WFTDA Rules Reading: 4. Penalties by Derby from the Balcony

January 29th, 2019


4.1 Contact Penalties 00:43 **
4.1.1 Impact to an Illegal Target Zone 02:08 **
4.1.2 Impact with an Illegal Blocking Zone 03:01 **
4.1.3 Other Illegal …

Ep: 09 Best Foot Forward: 7 Years of Recovery

January 21st, 2019


Do you know what to do in the moment when you fear you've broken your ankle? Are you working on recovery? Inspired by the folks in the FB Group: …

2019 WFTDA Rules Reading: 3. Scoring by Derby from the Balcony

January 16th, 2019


Chapter 3 Scoring 3.1 Earning Points 00:00** 3.2 Scoring Points 01:00*” 3.3 Scoring Avoidance 02:14** 3.4 Penalized Jammers 03:46** 3.5 Errors in …

2019 WFTDA Rules Reading: 2. Gameplay by Derby from the Balcony

January 16th, 2019


**Might want to turn the volume down on this one! 😬 I didn't realize I was blowing out the mic until AFTER I finished because, well, I'm still …

2019 WFTDA Rules Reading : 1. Game Parameters & Safety by Derby from the Balcony

January 15th, 2019


Hey all! DEE'S BACK!  I've really enjoyed this recent obsession with the rules.  Mumbles had a great idea to put timestamps below so you can find …

DeeTales:Post Practice Passion

January 15th, 2019


DeeTales: Post Practice Passion. How do you connect with your skaters to communicate drills? On the way home from our learn for skate practice, I am so inspired and excited, I have to share my feelings with the masses. …

Ep:08 Relax with Moush!

January 10th, 2019


I've received a new Microphone and have been playing around with it for hours.  My husband and I decided this was the best recording.  We hope you …

Ep:07 RAWK'in Out Rules Updates - w/ Eric RAWK of Angel City Derby

December 27th, 2018


Through a series of fortunate events, RAWK and I sit down and talk about updates made to the WFTDA rule set that take effect in 2019. RAWK has been …

2019 WFTDA Rules Reading: Glossary by Derby from the Balcony

December 21st, 2018


I have a scheduled chat with Eric RAWK! In anticipation of this upcoming opportunity, I review the Glossary from the WFTDA Rules Documentation for …

Ep:06 Skip the prime shipping! Shop derby owned!

December 10th, 2018


Have you started your holiday shopping yet? Is your family asking you what you want for the holidays? Join Lulu from All aBOUT Derby and I as we talk …

Ep:01 First time behind the mic.

December 6th, 2018


Listen to me rambled on as I try out the Anchor Radio App for the first time while I recap my experience at the annual Mitten Kitten Mash-up Roller …

Ep:05 Documenting From The Tape

November 29th, 2018


I landed him for a second time in my life folks! I'm joined by my hubby, Keith from @NorthlandPulp to discuss what it's like being a roller derby …

DeeTales: Malcolm's Sick Beats

November 28th, 2018


Malcolm wanted to create some "podcast beats" for me. So if you want to get pumped up, play his beats on a loop. He has given me permission to share. …

Ep:04 But, you're like, really pretty!

November 17th, 2018


Have you ever made yourself feel less than you are? A situation I tried to not give much thought, continues to resurface creating a negative impact on my life. Listen in as I talk it out with you. What are your …

Ep:03 Off Season Rigmarole

November 12th, 2018


As our 2018 season comes to a close, our league works to rebuild our roster. But how does one do that you ask? Listen in as i talk about some behind the scenes processes, marketing, and togetherness! Have a question or …

Ep:02 NSO-your role!

October 25th, 2018


Join me as I spend most my time rambling about penalty box timing, penalty wrangling, and learning the roles within! What are your thoughts?
Send them …

DeeTales: No mic for you!

October 19th, 2018


Find out what happens when I try to join the "press box."
wanna reach me? email me!

DeeTales: Malcolm's Lego Imagination Challenge

October 17th, 2018


Malcolm wanted record an episode with Mommy. Listen as Malcolm talks about his share day and his imagination challenge!

DeeTales: Retail therapy rant

October 14th, 2018


After a rough day dealing with the parts about humanity I don't understand, I go on a Dee rant in an attempt to work through my feelings.

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