- Teams & Staff
- Derby 101
- Jr. Derby
|Each year, the Austin Derby Brats have a spring session (typically February through May) and a fall session (typically September through December). There are monthly bootcamps during the summer (typically June through August). Also, skaters are encouraged to attend the Texas Speed Club Friday speed skating classes to improve skating form, endurance, and speed.
The primary focus of the Texas Rollergirls Junior League program, aka the Austin Derby Brats, is to develop character, confidence, leadership and social interaction in girls through sports, and the Austin Derby Brats believe that performance is secondary to these ideals. We actively encourage girls of all levels of ability to work with us and play with us. Each participant is recognized as an individual and we actively seek to bring out the best in each one.
The Austin Derby Brats are trained by a team of qualified flat track roller derby skaters from the Texas Rollergirls. Roller Derby provides a unique sisterhood with participants coming from very diverse backgrounds. The Austin Derby Brats draw from this sisterhood to achieve its goals and prepare girls for adulthood.
The Austin Derby Brats program is designed to nurture and develop both skilled athletes and those who have not yet realized the champion inside of them. Participating athletes will gain the opportunity to develop leadership, sportsmanship and teamwork skills, in addition to confidence, ability and a new-found sense of accomplishment that can carry over into other daily pursuits.
Flat Track Roller Derby is one of today’s fastest growing sports. It offers women a chance to participate in a fast, highly competitive, full-contact sport that also allows them a high degree of self expression during competition.
The Austin Derby Brats were the Austin Chronicle’s “Best of Austin” 2009 Critics Pick in the Kids category. (http://www.austinchronicle.com/gyrobase/Awards/BestOfAustin/?