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Off-Skates Agility for Roller Derby

Agility 101 for Roller Derby Athletes

Anyone can rip content off of social media and throw together a workout – but there is an entire field of exercise science dedicated to motor learning and skill acquisition. Speed, agility, and quickness are all discrete skills with a little transfer – if any - from one to the other. And Conditioning is specific to the desired cardio respiratory and physiological adaptations required by the client/sport.

Collectively these concepts in combination with concepts from kinesiology, skeletal muscle physiology and biological systems theory of adaptation are strategically combined in a comprehensive program, designed to elicit specific adaptations and responses from the client/athlete.

You can throw some exercises together but very few people understand what they are doing. This often leads to maladaptive responses and potential injury. .. .

I’ve talked about the grind culture-you can rip exercises and grind all day going nowhere because, well, you need a plan. You need structure.

That’s why I've created this course to give you some guidance on how to structure your off-skates agility sessions as well as some of the roller-derby specefic drills we use at ENG.

The great news is you'll have lifetime access to this course - you'll get all the updates and new lessons as we continue to grow and evolve skills and concepts as they pertain to the ever-changing world of roller derby!


Your Instructor


Kate Engard, MS, CSCS
Kate Engard, MS, CSCS

As a former NCAA DII track and XC athlete I have personally experienced what it takes to achieve performance driven results. I supplemented that experience with rigorous academic work in pre-medicine (B.Sc. minor in chemistry) and Kinesiology (M.Sc.) studies and am a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS). Over the last decade I have worked as speed and strength and conditioning coach for various sports teams and continue to teach as adjunct faculty in exercise science at Scottsdale Community College.

Most notably I served as the Head SC for men's football from 2012 - 2015 helping see the team to the 2013 Conference and Bowl Championships. In 2019, I was hired as the assistant strength coach for the Arizona Hotshots of the former AAF. I currently own and operate a training studio, Engard Athletics, in Tempe, AZ.


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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