I’m just a little over a year away from a very significant birthday.
What had that got to do with anything? Well I know the huge revival is moving at a rapid pace, but not rapid enough for me. That may not be important to you, but time is on your side.
For those who don’t know, you can also follow me on facebook (Jerry Seltzer) or Twitter (jeryseltzer). I posted today that I think it would make a lot of sense for leagues who are near each other in distance should play each other. Some cities have a multiple of leagues, but they don’t compete. The basic teams could get more actual game experience and everyone could learn from each other and it certainly would heighten fan interest.
I have heard that controlling bodies do not want that to happen. Well, I think that is bad for the game. The cross-fertilization would help everyone. I know there have been feuds and leagues breaking off from each other, but is that really a continuing reason not to compete?
I have taken the radical step of creating a job for myself. I am currently consulting with one league and working with another in order to give them help in taking the next step in their market place for working with promoters (no, it will not have any effect on the game itself; no one I am working with wants to interfere) and try to increase the revenue to make the leagues more viable. I don’t think anyone can believe that all of the participants are working so hard with so little actual reward, except the satisfaction of competing.
Kitt Track just had orders for his 16th and 17th banked track…..I hope to be working with these leagues also. I have done it before, I know how to make the best deals, check out facilities, suggest promotions. And I do not want to own Roller Derby or any aspect of it. And I believe games on flat track, banked track, renegade rules, etc will all succeed on their own basis; there is no one form of the game that will triumph.
If you feel it suits your league’s purpose, or you have an arena that should be playing Roller Derby, or you just want to help it grow, contact me here, on facebook, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Let’s roll up our sleeves and do this together.