While the rest of you were watching the World Cup I was helping at River City’s Season’s Beatings. The event is a day of ECDX-style theme scrimmages involving skaters from all over Virginia and beyond.
I Head Reffed two, NSO’s two and played in one.
Once an year I let myself get sucked into a Refs vs Skaters bout. Here’s a picture of me falling small in front of one of my favorite players, Battery Operated from Charm City.
I only went to the box twice (a marked improvement over last year!) and enjoyed my roll as jammer killer in the back.
Participating in pack-work like this gives me a better understanding of no-impact contact for when I referee. A little bit of playing also deepens my respect for the hard work the athletes put in to be able to bout like this so often.