Santa Cruz Derby Girls

Santa Cruz CA
West Region

The Santa Cruz Derby Girls (SCDG) is 501(c)3 amateur roller derby league in Santa Cruz, California. SCDG promotes the sport of women’s roller derby by fostering local, state, national and international amateur sports competition. SCDG provides the skills training necessary for participation in local, state, national and interleague competition. SCDG is also committed to promoting the sport of recreational junior roller derby for youths (under the age of 18). SCDG is operated by the women who skate, a wonderful support staff of non-skaters, and a group of women and men who make up the Track Pack (our ref crew). Behind-the-scenes, skaters officially practice three to four times a week, along with outdoor skating and off-skates cross-training. There is a lot more to this than just skating though, we are a grassroots organization, which means that it takes elbow grease from everyone to make this work. Each member is required to be on a committee, and the committees perform the business of the league. The business is overseen by a group of five members, who make up the Board of Directors. We are dedicated to joining forces with local organizations to provide volunteer support, our volunteer efforts have aided multiple organizations in Santa Cruz. The Santa Cruz Derby Girls are a unified group of women dedicated to furthering the sport of roller derby and giving back to the Santa Cruz community.

Mission Statement

The Santa Cruz Derby Girls (SCDG) is a skater operated 501(c)3 organization in the form of an amateur roller derby league in Santa Cruz, California.

SCDG is a grassroots organization built by the hands of a small group of like-minded, level-headed, intelligent women who brought the love of roller derby to their community. SCDG promotes the sport of women’s roller derby by fostering local, state, national and international amateur sports competition. SCDG provides the skills training necessary for participation in local, state, national and interleague competition. SCDG is also committed to promoting the sport of recreational junior roller derby for youths (under the age of 18).

SCDG strives to create a full-contact sport that inspires girls and women, and that appeals to the fans in our community. We will work to be a fully sponsored and financially sound to create our own practice and bout space and provide funding for travel, uniforms, and equipment for SCDG league members. SCDG will endeavor to give any net profits back to the community via donations to charities and non-profit organizations.

Real. Strong. Athletic. Revolutionary.