Don’t ignore the trouble signs for your league.


People ask me what advice my father gave me that I remember the most.

“Cut expenses”

And when the troubles began that eventually led to the closing of Roller Derby I should have paid attention, but didn’t.

So ignoring the problems only leads to worsening them.

On so many pages I see troubling signs of lessening attendance at various leagues, including some of the best known.

You are skating Roller Derby because you want to, need to, and whatever other reasons.

There is no shame in cutting expenses, going to a smaller venue, or if necessary skating in a closed venue.  (Strange advice from someone in the ticket selling business).  I do not believe that the requests for funding are a viable long term solution.

Examine what your league is doing……if your aim is to entertain and please your fans, are you doing so.  Are you maximizing all ways to increase attendance (please read the wonderful advice Bob Noxious is giving you every two weeks on http://www.brownpapertickets.com blog). Is everyone involved in making certain you succeed.

Remember, your ultimate object is just to skate Roller Derby.  Examine now to make certain that you can continue to make it happen.

One comment on “Don’t ignore the trouble signs for your league.

  1. I think more closed bouts are a good idea, or no spectator bouts that still count to rankings. This happens with other sports, so I believe anyway. You don’t always need a crowd to have an awesome day! As long as you have a photographer to capture the awesome: 🙂

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