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Why Bring out Coach Nadia Kean?​​

There is a formulaic system that can be followed which combines and focuses on skill, strategy, rules, sport theory, neurology and physical fitness to train athletes and build strong teams. Nadia combines a variety of concepts to design programs for and to teach skaters of all levels. When your league or training camp chooses to hire Get Smarty Coaching, you ensure that you will receive a personalized training agenda that is designed specifically for the needs and goals of your group. By making each camp personalized Nadia guarantees that your key goals will be focused on throughout your session.

Concepts, Goals and Topics

Coach Kean coaches topics that are specifically requested by the league. Examples are listed below: 


On and Off Skates Coaching Includes: 

  • Skater skills including footwork, agility and stride

  • Blocking concept and strategy in and out of the pack

  • Jammer skills and strategy

  • Using the rules for strategy

  • Learning the rules for game play(this class may involve ref participation)

  • Strategy: basic, intermediate and advanced

  • Scrimmaging with a purpose: scrimmage, discuss, repeat

  • ​Neurology, sport and the overlap


Off Skates Consulting Includes: 

  • Coaching for your coaches, trainers or captains on how to coach & lead during practices

  • Pre and/or post training meeting 

  • Set goals for the future and current training program 

  • Writing line-ups and managing teams

  • Managing a bench on game day

Coach Nadia Kean had coached Gotham Girls Roller Derby before I ever even put on a pair of skates. She has been instrumental in getting countless leagues and individual skaters started on the path to Roller Derby success around the world for over 10 years. Her skill both on and off the track made her an obvious choice for a leadership role on Team USA. 

Buster Cheatin

Team USA Head Coach 2011-2016, former Gotham Girls Head Coach 

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