Skate with Rat City
The Rat City Rollergirls (RCRG), Seattle’s premiere roller derby league, are always looking for strong athletes to join our ranks. Roller derby is a fast-paced, hard-hitting, endurance-based sport that takes lots of physical and mental ability, time, and sheer dedication.
So, you want to play roller derby?
Rat City Rollergirls are currently accepting new skaters on an ongoing basis. Rather than immediately being placed on one of our four home teams (Derby Liberation Front, Grave Danger, Sockit Wenches and Throttle Rockets), all new skaters are placed in one of our three training programs, Pinkies, Rat Lab Fundamentals, and Competitive Rat Lab.
The training programs help ease new skaters into the whirlwind of derby. Our skilled coaches help new skaters grow their fitness level, become more stable and skilled, and ensure they have the skills they need to be able to compete on one of RCRG’s teams.
Where do you want to (get) fit? Rat City’s Three Level System
No skating or derby experience? No problem! Basic training starts here. Rat City coaches teach the fundamental skating skills needed for roller derby in an eight-week program with practices on Saturday mornings and Wednesday nights. Pinkies skaters gain the toolbox of knowledge and abilities needed to set them on their way to a successful derby career. Participate in our monthly assessment at the end of the program to graduate to Rat Lab Fundamentals or Competitive Rat Lab. Open to all genders.
Rat Lab Fundamentals
Skaters who are ready to take it to the next level, are working on WFTDA Minimum Skills Requirements, and have been cleared to participate through a formal skills assessment may advance from the Pinkies Program to Rat Lab Fundamentals. Skaters receive the same high quality training as our league members and attend Rat City “Fundamentals” training sessions in addition to Recreational Scrimmage sessions!
Competitive Rat Lab
This final level is intended for experienced skaters who have passed the minimum skills assessment, and are interested in being drafted to a Rat City home team. These skaters will have access to dedicated Competitive Rat Lab practices, “Fundamentals” sessions, Rat City Rollergirls League practices, and scheduled scrimmages led by veteran Rat City skaters!
I want to join! Now what?
If you think you have what it takes, consider joining our Pinkies training camp and/or attending one of our monthly Rat Lab skills assessment sessions. Assessments are at our practice facility, and typically happen the first Saturday of each month. Take a peek at our assessment page for more info, and be sure to register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org!
If you have questions about any level or our process, please email email@example.com!
I play derby for another league. What do I do?
If you have previous experience, we want to know! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for specifics.
If you come from a WFTDA league and are in town to visit please contact email@example.com and see if you can drop in!
If I have more questions, who do I ask?
Please feel free to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org! Hope to see you on the track soon!