Seattle Derby Brats New Skater Camp registration is now open for 2013!
Skaters with a complete application and paid fees are accepted to New Skater Camp on a first come, first served basis. The total cost of camp is $150. The fee includes both camp registration and secondary sports insurance, required for flat track roller derby. You can pay for camp either online or by check. Financial aid is available if fees are a hardship.
We have moved to an online registration system this year. You can register here: http://go.teamsnap.com/divisions/2903/registration/706/register/new.
This is a new registration system, so please let us know if you have difficulty completing the registration process. The New Skater Camp Handbook, which is available during the registration process lists all of the required equipment, and the camp location, so be sure to print it out and keep it.
Please contactNewSkaterCamp@SeattleDerbyBrats.com if you have questions, or encounter any problems.
Due to the high level of demand, Seattle Derby Brats is holding two new skater camp sessions in Ballard this year.
Tootsy Rollers Camp Session
For girls, ages 8 to 11 years old (through 6th grade) August 2nd through August 23rd, Fridays, from 6-9 pm
Junior Mints Camp Session
For girls ages 12 to 17 years old (entering 7th grade through high school) August 4th - 25th, Sundays from 2-5 pm.
Our regular season runs September through June. Unless you are a transfer skater from another league, YOU MUST COMPLETE NEW SKATER CAMP in order to try out for the Seattle Derby Brats in early September. New Skater Camp is a chance for girls to see what derby is really like and make sure it’s a good fit for them and the league. It also provides girls the opportunity to develop a higher level of skating and a new set of derby-related skating skills. Attending summer camp DOES NOT guarantee placement on the league. Tryouts in September are highly competitive.
The Seattle Derby Brats empowers girls to be strong, healthy and confident. We do this through a supportive, inclusive community teaching junior roller derby. We’re the first and largest junior league in this area. Our league has over 100 skaters and is comprised of 4 divisions:
Tootsy Rollers, ages 8-11 years old.
The youngest skaters in the league play the sport in a positional-only version.
Division I, ages 12-18 years old.
Skaters play positional-only and learn the foundations of roller derby strategy.
Division II, ages 12-18 years old.
Higher skilled and more experienced skaters, playing at a full-contact level.
Galaxy Girls, ages 12 – 18 years old.
Our competitive, full-contact travel team.
Where to get equipment
The folks at Fast Girl Skates in Walllingford are Derby skaters with the Rat City Rollergirls and are experts with fitting derby equipment. They do sell some consignment skates as well as having some pretty good entry level skate options that might work for you.
You can also check out the Junior Roller Derby Parents Exchange for deals on outgrown gear.
Where to work on your skating
There are also many other junior derby leagues in the area:
- Seattle Junior Roller Derby: http://seattlejuniorderby.org/
- Greenwood Boys and Girls Club: http://www.ns.positiveplace.org/athletics.html
- I-5 Rollergirls: http://www.i5rollergirls.com/home.php
- Bank-tracked derby (like in the movie Whip-It), Tilted Thunder Peeps http://www.tiltedthunder.com/peeps)
- Toxic 253 has a junior division: http://toxic253.webs.com/
- West Sound Rollergirls: http://www.westsoundrollergirls.org/
- Kitsap Derby Brats, Port Orchard www.kitsapderbybrats.org
We are always looking for skating and non-skating officials to help us out! Please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know what you are interested in volunteering to do. We'll let you know what you need to do to volunteer.