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.
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 Rules Central.
The standard template for documenting officiating experience. This template should be copied to create a personal document that can be shared when applying for officiating positions.
This or the previous version of the document may be used for 2015 WFTDA Playoffs officiating applications, but the 2015 version will be required starting in 2016. For those officials applying for certification, the conversion to the 2015 version will be required for applications starting with the July 10, 2015 deadline.
Google Doc: WFTDA Official's Game History
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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