Become an Official

Roller derby is one of the most officials heavy sports out there and we need your help! Each game requires at least 6 on skates referees and up to a dozen non skating officials to have all the officials positions covered. Becoming an official is a great way to be part of the derby community learn about roller derby. Our talented refs and NSOs will train you in the many officiating positions and our skater training program can help you with your skating skills. Officials can be any gender but must be 18 years or older.

Ready to join the crew? Email our head officials. 

Check out our current officials line up!

As a member of the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA), SRD plays by their official rule set. Want to learn more about WFTDA rules and the officials positions? Have a look at the resources below:

Or come see them in person at one of our games!

Officiating Positions

Skating Officials

Head Ref (1): Supervises the officiating.
Jam Ref (2): Watches each jammer exclusively and counts the points each jammer achieves.
Inside Pack Ref (1-2): Watches the main pack of blockers and pivots from the inside of the track.
Outside Pack Ref (2-3): Watches the main pack of blockers and pivots from the outside of the track.

Non-Skating Officials

Head NSO (1): Certifies stats results for submission to the WFTDA for ranking and supervises the NSOs.
Jam Timer (1): Keeps 2 minute jam times and 30 second break times. Blows jam start whistle. Also keeps overall game time.
Penalty Box Timers (2-3): Keeps track of penalty times and notifies skaters when they can leave the box.
Penalty Tracker (1-2): Records the penalties for each skater and when it happened.
Scorekeeper (2): Receives points per lap from the Jam Refs, keeps track of who is Lead Jammer, and records how each jam ends.
Scoreboard Operator (1): Runs the electronic scoreboard for the public.
Lineup Tracker (2): Records which skater is in each position each jam for computation of play time.