A Brief History of the Seattle Derby Brats
How it all began
Way back in the mists of time... in 2007... the Pathfinder K-8 School in West Seattle (an alternative, option school) started an program to teach skating and derby. When staffing changed and the school had to end the program, Betty Ford Galaxy
stepped in to save the day, moving the program to Bellevue Skate King
... and forming the Seattle Derby Brats, the second junior roller derby league
ever created in the U.S.
The early years
The movie Whip It
was released in 2009. By 2010, roller derby was getting to be so popular that SDB needed to hold their first try-outs for the league Jan. This was the year that the league launcghed New Skater Camp
Roller derby growing in popularity by leaps and bounds, in Fall 2016 SDB expanded yet again, by launching two new Tootsy teams, Acid Pops
and Lemon Drops
. And in Fall 2017 SDB split the UltraViolets from Div 2, making them a 2nd competitive travel team. Junior Roller Derby is thriving in the Pacific North West where the Portland Roller Girls and the Seattle Derby Brats have two of the largest junior roller derby leagues in the country.
In 2015 our Galaxy Girls
claimed their first national title by winning the Female Division JRDA
Championship. In 2016 & 2017 they successfully defended their title to become three time National Champions.