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.

9.4 - Required Equipment

9.4.1 - Referees are permitted to wear inline skates, but are strongly encouraged to wear quad skates.

9.4.2 - Referees must be uniformed in a manner that makes them easily identifiable as the officials for the bout, e.g. a black and white striped shirt. - Non-skating officials are strongly encouraged to dress in an un-obtrusive uniform differentiating themselves from referees.

9.4.3 - Each referee participating in a bout must be visibly and clearly identified on the back of their jersey. A referee may use any of the following as identification: - Name - Name and number - If a referee chooses to wear both a name and a number, there are not any restrictions on the number (i.e., it may contain letters and symbols). The referee’s name will be the identifying item. - Number - If a referee chooses to be identified solely by a number, that number must be a numeral of no more than four digits (i.e., it may not contain letters and symbols, regardless of their size).

9.4.4 - Each referee will provide a working regulated sports whistle that will aid in the appropriate whistles for jam play and calling penalties. Fox 40 Classic strongly encouraged.

9.4.5 - Safety Gear: Referees are required to wear the following safety equipment with hard protective shells or inserts in addition to that which is required as a minimum by the liability insurer: - Helmet - Knee Pads - Wrist Guards - Elbow Pads

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