About 4EYES Coaching + Publications

4EYES Coaching + Publications was created by an explosive passion for roller derby. Owned by Punchy O'Guts, the mission is to share the inspirational culture of derby through coaching and publications.


About Punchy

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Hello! I'm Punchy O'Guts, and I want to be your new derby coach! 

My Coaching Philosophy

I am invested in using positivity, compassion, and forward-thinking to connect with, challenge, and inspire athletes. I work with leagues and teams to develop and achieve realistic goals. This work involves three levels: analysis, planning, and action. I analyze the strengths and weaknesses of the team (this includes physical skill, mental skill, and leadership), develop a SMART goal plan, and put it into action. This involves an intense commitment to asking difficult questions, making tough decisions, and constantly pushing yourself and others out of their comfy place. I believe that positivity and compassion are essential in easing the growing pains, and a great coach knows how to create a learning environment where athletes are excited to try new things, feel good about their progress, and feel inspired to learn more. 

My Experience

I started roller derby back in 2006, when we had minor penalties and skated really really fast in a circle. My derby career started with Maine Roller Derby, where I skated competitively with the WFTDA-sanctioned all-star team The Port Authorities. During my time with MRD, I worked just about every position imaginable: bout production, marketing, interleague liaison, sponsorship, webmaster, WFTDA rep, all-star team captain, member of the BoD, and the training director. In 2012, I left MRD to pursue professional coaching and to write derby books! I have had the incredible privilege of traveling all over the world and working with so many inspiring people!

I returned to competitive skating in 2014, and skated with Resurgam Roller Derby in 2014-2016 and the Fog City Rollers' WFTDA all-star team in 2014-2015. In May of 2016, I had a knee replacement surgery, and while recovering, I moved to Seattle and joined Rat City Rollergirls. I began skating with Rat in December of 2016, and soon after began coaching their newest skaters. In September of 2017, I joined the incredible coaching staff of the Seattle Derby Brats!

 

Achievements

Roller Derby Elite Sponsorship 2015-present

MVP : Port Authorities vs Boston Massacre 6/16/12

MVP : Port Authorities vs Atlanta Rollergirls 2/18/12

Wicked Smaht Skater 2011 (MRD Skater Award)

Highest +/- as Pivot: 354 (2011 stats award)

Most Shutouts: 192 (2011 stats award)

Most Shutouts as Pivot: 123 (2011 stats award)

Most Shutouts in a Bout: 21 (2011 stats award)

MVP: Thanks for Giving Charity Bout Nov 2011 (intra-league)

WFTDA Skater of the Month June 2011

Most Shutouts in Wicked vs Good III (2010 stats award) 

Hardest Hits 2010 (MRD Skater Award)

Most Feared 2010 (MRD Skater Award)

MVP : Port Authorities vs CT Stepford Sabotage 8/28/10

MVP : Port Authorities vs BDD's Wicked Pissah's 8/14/10

MVP : Port Authorities vs Harrisburg 4/25/10

MVP : Calamity Janes vs Rochester 9/26/09

MVP : Port Authorities vs Philly Liberty Belles 6/13/09

MVP : Port Authorities vs Charm City 3/22/09

MVP : Wicked vs Good Intra-league bout 10/11/08

Hardest Hits 2008 (MRD Skater Award)

Most Feared 2008 (MRD Skater Award)

MRD Skater of the Month Sept 2007