Official Rules Q+A

Common questions about the Rules of Flat Track Roller Derby answered by the WFTDA Rules Committee.

Cutting A Non-Initiator

February 12, 2015

I didn’t initiate a block on my opponent, but now that they’re out of bounds, if they come in in front of me, would they get a penalty for cutting (in other words, can I “draw a cut”)? Does it matter if I go out of bounds, too?

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Jammer Lap Point

February 12, 2015

I hear that some things have changed with how Jammer Lap Points work. How should I be thinking about things now?

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Pack Destruction at the Start of a Jam

December 1, 2014

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

December 1, 2014

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

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Interpreters on the Bench

December 1, 2014

Should interpreters be counted as bench support staff?

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