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.

7.1 - Major Penalties

7.1.1 - When a skater has earned a major penalty, that skater will be sent to the penalty box. The skater’s team must play short, without the skater and the position the skater was playing, until the penalty has expired (see Section 7.2.2).

7.1.2 - Major penalties expire after one minute served in the penalty box.

7.1.3 - If an Illegal Procedure gives an unfair advantage, the referee will assess a penalty and may stop the jam if the offending team fails to yield the advantage immediately.

7.1.4 - If no one skater can be singled out to receive the penalty, it will go to the active Pivot. If there is not a Pivot, it will go to the Captain.

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