2015 WFTDA Officiating Clinics

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Make the Right Call. 2015 WFTDA Officiating Clinics.

WFTDA Officiating Clinics offer a two-day immersion into all things officiating, with both classroom and track time, culminating in a scrimmage that puts all of the skills into play. This year’s clinic cycle will offer new and updated educational materials, activities, and experiences designed to work with the WFTDA’s latest Rules, Stats Workbook, and Standard Practices of Flat Track Roller Derby. WFTDA Officiating Clinics are designed with a focus on roller derby officials (Non-Skating and Skating Officials) but are open to skaters, coaches, and announcers, regardless of affiliation or certification.

The WFTDA will waive the registration fee for Level 4 and Level 5 WFTDA-Certified Officials.

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  • February 28 - March 1, 2015
    Tampa, Florida, United States
    Hosted by Tampa Roller Derby

  • March 14 - 15, 2015
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    Hosted by Copenhagen Roller Derby

  • March 21 - 22, 2015
    Newcastle, United Kingdom
    Hosted by Newcastle Roller Girls

  • March 21 - 22, 2015
    Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
    Hosted by Cincinnati Rollergirls

  • April 4 - 5, 2015
    San Luis Potosi, Mexico
    Hosted by Asociación Mexicana De Roller Derby

  • April 18 - 19, 2015
    Austin, Texas, United States
    Hosted by Texas Rollergirls

  • April 25 - 26, 2015
    Albany, New York, United States
    Hosted by Albany All Stars Roller Derby

  • May 2 - 3, 2015
    Wollongong (outside Sydney), NSW, Australia
    Hosted by Wollongong Illawarra Roller Derby

  • May 9 - 10, 2015
    Melbourne, VIC, Australia
    Hosted by Victorian Roller Derby League

  • May 16 - 17, 2015
    Perth, WA, Australia
    Hosted by Derby West

  • May 16 - 17, 2015
    Birmingham, Alabama, United States
    Hosted by Tragic City Rollers

  • June 18 - 19, 2015
    Held before ECDX, Feasterville, Pennsylvania, United States
    Hosted by Philly Roller Derby

  • June 27 - 28, 2015
    Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Hosted by Calgary Roller Derby

  • July 18 - 19, 2015
    Eugene, Oregon, United States
    Hosted by Emerald City Roller Girls

For Non-Skating Officials (NSOs)

  • NSOs will be provided with training and practical application of WFTDA Rules, Standard Practices, the Game Stats Workbook, and Officiating Skills Assessments.
  • NSOs will engage in classroom discussions and activities covering topics like sports officiating psychology, game management, specifics on working each job within positional families, rules and procedures Q&A, and the road to tournaments.
  • Veteran NSOs will have the opportunity to participate in breakout session to consider higher order operations such as tournament officiating, consistency among peers, and officiating techniques for the highest level of play.

For Skating Officials

  • Skating officials will be provided training and practical application of WFTDA Rules, Standard Practices, and Officiating Skills Assessments.
  • Skating officials will engage in classroom discussions and activities covering topics like sports officiating psychology, positional theory, Initiation/Impact, game management, rules and procedures Q&A, and the road to tournaments.
  • Skating officials will be presented a number of skating drills designed specifically to master the skills needed to properly officiate modern roller derby.
  • Veteran Skating Officials will have the opportunity to take part in breakout sessions to fortify skating skills and discuss theory related to higher order considerations including advanced positioning, consistency among peers, and officiating techniques for the highest level of play.

For Skaters, Coaches, and Announcers

While the WFTDA Officiating Clinics are designed to provide officials with the tools and resources needed to officiate modern roller derby, getting to know and understand the officials’ side of the sport can be extremely valuable for skaters, coaches, and roller derby announcers. We recognize that many skaters and coaches also officiate for their league and play a part in recruiting and training officials. A deep understanding of the rules and their application by a broad spectrum of individuals in the roller derby community benefits the sport as a whole.

  • Attendees will gain knowledge of rules, theory and application – as understood by officials.
  • Attendees will be exposed to Officiating Skills Assessments and the rigors of WFTDA Certification in order to be better positioned to evaluate officials and help them seek Certification.
  • By being exposed to the language, communication, and procedures of officials, attendees will be able to better negotiate interactions with officials and better able to describe roller derby action.
  • Attendees will be exposed to the skating drills and positional theory used by officials, including skating drills and techniques that skating officials need to master.

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