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Rules Q+A

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Pack Destruction at the Start of a Jam

If a team creates a No Pack situation by skating away from the opposing team immediately after the starting whistle, should a pack destruction penalty be issued?

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Star Pass vs Star Recovery

What is the difference between an Illegal Star Pass and an Incomplete Star Pass and Recovery?

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Interpreters on the Bench

Should interpreters be counted as bench support staff?

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Official Rules

The Rules of Flat Track Roller Derby

The latest version of The Rules of Flat Track Roller Derby is available for download. This is the eighth full revision of the WFTDA rules since the organization developed the first shared rules for the sport of women’s flat track roller derby in 2005.

Errata - December 17, 2014

Appendix A: WFTDA Track Design

Provides official dimensions and marking procedures for the WFTDA roller derby track.

Hand signals, standard practices, and other related documents can be found in the officiating section.

Rules Publications

These publications are released by the WFTDA Rules Committee periodically throughout the year, providing official guidance for interpretation of the rules.

Maintaining A Stopped Position or Clockwise Momentum

5.9.21 states that a Direction of Game Play penalty shall be given for “Actively maintaining a stopped position (e.g., via braking or receiving an assist), or maintaining clockwise momentum, while impeding an opponent.”

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