BBRD was born in May of 2006, and after 1 1/2 years of growing and training, BBRG completed their first full season in September of 2008. We now field two competitive teams, and play leagues throughout the Midwest!

BBRD is a 501(c)3 local non-profit that is operated by the skaters, for the skaters. Our mission is to actively create and promote an environment that fosters physical and mental strength, and empowers the independent spirit of women-not just in the sport of roller derby, but also in the community at large. BBRD is and will remain deeply dedicated to the spirit of good sportswomanship and athleticism so as to bring honor and distinction to our league, women in the sport, and the sport of womens flat track roller derby as a whole.

Black-n-Bluegrass Roller Derby is a proud member of the The Women’s Flat Track Derby Association.


In addition to pursuing excellence on the track, BBRD also supports its local community through volunteer activities and charitable fundraising efforts that all skaters and staff help organize and support. Are you part of a Non-Profit organization in the Northern Kentucky area, looking for assistance? Please Contact Charity Coordination to see how we can help!

Roller Derby 101

Here’s a lighting fast guide to how flat track roller derby is played. Check out the most current Ruleset at

Roller derby is played as a series of races to score points. These races are called Jams. On each team, there is only one player who can score points, called a Jammer, who wears a star on her helmet. The other players (4 per each team) are Blockers, one of whom is called a Pivot. The Blockers have to skate together as a Pack, and the Pivots, who wear the striped helmet covers, who are eligible to be passed the star and become the jammer.

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