Empowering Youth Skaters

Skate-a-thon 2022

As the largest youth derby league in the world, Seattle Derby Brats relies on our families and donors to help cover the gaps in our funding, provide for sponsor skaters and (hopefully) get a permanent roof over our collective heads. This year’s Skate-a-thon is in full swing. Donate to your favorite skater and help SDB continue to empower youth skaters.

Register NOW for 2022 New Skater Camp!

Six sessions + tryouts, July 10 – Aug. 21

SDB COVID Return To Play Policy

If a player, coach, or official tests positive for COVID:

  • They must isolate for at least 5 days*
  • If their fever is gone without fever reducing medication and their sympoms are improving on Day 5, they must test negative on a home rapid antigen test to return to play.
  • The test must be performed within an hour of leaving their house for the skating practice/event
    *Day 1 is the first full day after symptoms develop or the day of a positive COVID test

If a player, coach, or official has close/known exposter to someone who has COVID (such as a family member):

  • They must test negative on a home rapid antigen test to return to play
  • The test must be performed within an hour of leaving their house for the skating practice/event
  • They must wear a high quality KN95, KF94, or N95 mask upon return to play

If procuring a test presents a hardship for a skater, coach, or official, please let the team liaison, coach rep, or head official know and they will meet you outside 30 minutes prior to practice and provide a test. If procuring a high quality mask presents a hardship for a skater, coach, or official, please let the team liaison, coach rep, or head official know and they will provide one.

Questions: safety(a)seattlederbybrats.com

Seattle Derby Brats is the premiere Seattle area junior roller derby league for skaters ages 8-18. We strive to create a safe, fun, and positive environment where skaters can be athletic, increase their self-confidence, obtain new friendships, and be both self-empowered & self-expressive. This is where skaters learn teamwork, good values, discipline, confidence, interaction, and stewardship through the competitive sport of Northwest Competitive Flat Track Junior Roller Derby.

Self-Confidence

Physical activity, and sports in particular, can positively affect aspects of personal development among young people, such as self-esteem, goal-setting, and leadership.

We offer four levels of roller derby for skaters ages 8-17, starting with Tootsy Rollers (positional blocking) for younger skaters, up through the Galaxy, the SDB full contact travel team, the 2015, 2016, & 2017 Junior Roller Derby Association National Champions.

Self-Empowerment

Accomplishments are empowering. Sports related exercise enables skaters to build confidence in their own abilities. Each and every time skaters become proficient in a new skill, they get these amazing boosts of empowerment that continue to reinforce they can do anything and be anything they choose.

Junior roller derby takes the focus off appearance and teaches skaters to embrace their bodies abilities, not what they look like but what they can do. The added bonus is improved body images they form over time.

Self-Expressive

It’s no coincidence that participating in organized team sports is linked to higher academic achievement in school. Sports require memorization, repetition, and learning, along with determination, grit, and goal-setting all of which help many skaters perform better in the classroom and within their social circles.

Teamwork

Through teaching skaters the rules and techniques of junior roller derby, they learn to value themselves and each other, build trust and rely on their teammates to achieve a common goal, effectively communicate to solve problems, and put the collective needs before individual wants.

Learning to work with others through team sports significantly benefits girls in their school and home environments as well as in their future careers.

Self-Discipline

Organized team sports help children learn that working to their own personal best helps them achieve goals in all aspects of their lives.

Learning takes time and practice helps build patience, especially when partnered with accomplishment boosts – it helps skaters learn that if they are patient with themselves and keep trying, they will build their skills.

Long-Term Benefits

Taking part in competitive sports teaches skaters to handle disappointments, accept personal responsibility for any mistakes, and to positively reflect on their own personal improvement goals.

All of the highs and lows that come with playing a sport help build resiliency.

Participating in sports and exercising regularly helps reduce pressure so you can let go of stress. Bonus, you gain new friends who can be there for you as a support system.

These are all valuable life lessons that will benefit girls throughout their lives.

Seattle Derby Brats empowers girls to be strong, healthy and confident. We do this through a supportive, inclusive community teaching junior roller derby. Seattle Derby Brats has a philosophy that is designed to instill positive ideals, and help young skaters realize their own potential.

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