The Rules of Flat Track Roller Derby

NOTE: You are viewing the January 1, 2013 revision of The Rules of Flat Track Roller Derby, which is officially retired.

The current version of the rules can be found at Rules Central.

3.2 - Pivot Blocker

3.2.1 - A Pivot is a special subset of a Blocker. A Pivot must be wearing the Pivot helmet cover to have any of the Pivot position rights or privileges; otherwise the skater is a Blocker with the only distinction being that they can gain those rights and privileges by putting the Pivot helmet cover on. It is not mandatory to field a Pivot Blocker. - A Pivot Blocker’s privileges include: - Prior to the start of a jam, Pivots may line up on the Pivot Line, as specified in Section 4.2.2. - In certain circumstances, a Pivot may take over the position of Jammer for their team according to the specifications in Section 3.5 - Passing the Star.

3.2.2 - The Pivot’s helmet cover must have a single, solid stripe a minimum of 2 inches (5 cm) wide running from front to back. Helmet cover base color and stripe must be of high contrast and easily identifiable. - Only the Pivot’s helmet cover may have a stripe on it that runs the length of the helmet in any direction or any marks that might be confused with stripes. - The Pivot helmet cover must be on the skater’s helmet or in the skater’s hand before the jam-starting whistle. Helmet covers cannot enter a jam in progress. - A skater lined up in the Pivot starting position will not be considered a Pivot unless the skater is wearing or holding a helmet cover with a visible stripe.

3.2.3 - If a Pivot cover falls to the ground or is removed from play by any means it may only be recovered by the Pivot. - A Pivot may skate in any direction, including out of bounds, to retrieve the Pivot helmet cover.

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