Roller derby leagues rely on Officials to make sure games are played safely and fairly. To support the growth of our sport worldwide, the WFTDA also supports roller derby Officials with standardized practices and training documents, a certification system to recognize excellence in officiating for both Referees and Non-Skating Officials (NSOs), as well as officiating clinics around the world.
Establishes required practices for Officiating during WFTDA-sanctioned and regulation play. Last updated December 2017.
Standardized verbal communication, whistle cues, hand signals between officials and skaters during gameplay and penalty codes. Replaces “WFTDA Official Hand Signals” and “WFTDA Officiating Verbal Cues” documents. Also includes penalty codes and whistle definitions. Last updated December 2017.
Use this policy as a starting point to develop a Uniform Policy for your league’s Officiating program. Updated March 2017.
Use this document to print your own NSO shirts.
If you would like to purchase an NSO shirt, please visit the WFTDA Store.
Skills assessment guidelines and forms for officials.
Officiating Skills Assessment Jammer RefereePDF File — 169 KB Officiating Skills Assessment Inside Pack RefereePDF File — 184 KB Officiating Skills Assessment Outside Pack RefereePDF File — 167 KB Officiating Skills Assessment Score and TimingPDF File — 167 KB Officiating Skills Assessment Penalty ManagementPDF File — 182 KB Officiating Skills Assessment Penalty TrackingPDF File — 181 KB
Officiating Skills Assessment Form: RefereePDF File — 1.2 MB Officiating Skills Assessment Form: Score and TimingPDF File — 1.2 MB Officiating Skills Assessment Form: Penalty ManagementPDF File — 1.2 MB Officiating Skills Assessment Form: Penalty TrackingPDF File — 1.2 MB
WFTDA Minimum Skill Requirements and WFTDA Written Rules Test for skaters are now located at wftda.com/resources.
The Official Rules and Track Design documents can be found at https://rules.wftda.com.
The new Officiating History Document is currently being evaluated for GPRD compliance. The previous version can be found here.
Submitting this form will create a standard template for documenting officiating experience for the user: Registering A New WFTDA Officiating History
The form will request the information needed to:
For first time creation, simply leave the existing history document field blank and a new, blank document will be created for you.
The WFTDA Officiating History document is linked to a master WFTDA template so that users will automatically receive future template updates.
The expanded help document will change over time and form living documentation and a FAQ repository for the new WFTDA Officiating History document. There is a dedicated migration document to help users convert from an existing history document.
If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Published by the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA), P.O. Box 14100, Austin, Texas, 78761, USA. These files and their contents may not be reproduced or translated in whole or in part in any manner without the permission of the WFTDA. Modifications are only allowed with the consent of the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association.
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