Officiating Resources, Standards, and Procedures
for Officating Flat Track Roller Derby Games
WFTDA Officiating Procedures
Establishes required practices for Officiating during WFTDA-sanctioned and regulation play. Last updated December 2017.
This WFTDA Officiating clarification describes the expected and appropriate conduct when handling miscommunications, intentional or otherwise, around Skater colors and numbers when officiating roller derby.
WFTDA Officiating Cues, Codes, and Signals
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 2018 (Penalty Reference Guide added April 2019).
WFTDA StatsBook Workbook (updated January 2019) is available for public use in both US Letter and A4 formats, and is required for use by WFTDA-sanctioned games and tournaments.
View/Download WFTDA StatsBook Files
WFTDA Officiating Uniform Policy
Required for all WFTDA Continental Cups, International Playoffs, and Championships Officials, and advised for all play under The Rules of Flat Track Roller Derby. Member leagues are invited to tailor the requirements to suit the needs of their games and tournaments.
WFTDA NSO Shirt Printing Instructions
Use this document to print your own NSO shirts.
If you would like to purchase an NSO shirt, please visit the WFTDA Store.
WFTDA Officiating History
The new Officiating History Document is currently being evaluated for GDPR compliance. The previous version can be found here.
Due to the GDPR review, the form for the creation of a new Officiating History Document has been turned off.
The form will request the information needed to:
- create the new Officiating History Document
- import user profile data
- import all of the games listed in the user’s existing history document
- send the user an email with a link to the new document
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.
Other Officiating Resources
- Roller Derby Certification Program for Officials
- Officiating Education (Clinics and Online Learning)
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.