WFTDA announces first Recognized-Clinics and list of new Officiating Clinic Instructors

WFTDA Officiating Education is excited to announce the first WFTDA-Recognized Clinics of 2018, all three of which will be taking place in Europe. The WFTDA-Recognized Clinic program is designed to support high-quality, independently-run officiating clinics for which organizers build their own curriculum and event structure.  

In addition, the Officiating Education team has selected new Officiating Clinic instructors. These instructors serve WFTDA-hosted clinics and clinic programs and love leading others and sharing their knowledge. All selected instructors have at least two years’ experience in officiating and are past graduates of the WFTDA certification program. Many of them have officiated at the highest levels of roller derby.

Want to know more about the 2018 WFTDA Officiating Clinic Instructors? Read all about the 21 exceptional non-skating and skating Officials and find them at a clinic near you, or apply for a WFTDA Clinic-In-A-Box and hire them to teach you.

The first of our three WFTDA-Recognized Clinics will be held during the “The Amazing Bootcamp” April 21-22. Learn the ins and outs of officiating with Wonder Zebra (Vienna Roller Derby, Level 3) and Shref (Dublin Roller Derby, MRDA recognized) in beautiful Rome, Italy, hosted by She-Wolves Roller Derby Roma. Click here to visit their Facebook event and find out more.

Then, on May 19-20, join hosts Roller Derby Dresden in Dresden, Germany, for their “Dresden Derby Days: Flamingo Edition” bootcamp with Kirahvi from Copenhagen/Malmö (NSO at the 2017 International WFTDA Playoffs in Malmö, Sweden). Get all the details on their event here.

Our final Recognized Clinic will take place July 19-22 at Euro Derby Con in Barcelona, Spain, organized by Track Advantage. Join instructors Pettichoke (Eastbourne Roller Derby, Level 3), Jens Hötger (Ruhrpott Roller Girls, Level 2), and Dire Wolff ( GO-GO Gent Roller Derby, Level 3), who will be teaching classes for beginners and advanced-level skaters, officials, and coaches. Visit the Euro Derby Con Facebook event page for all the information.

Is your league or organization hosting an officiating training opportunity? You can still apply for WFTDA clinic recognition for quarters 3 and 4. Visit our WFTDA-Recognized Clinics information page for program information and application details.

If you are in Australia, you can join instructors Harry Spot’er, Switzerland, and Connie for the WFTDA Officiating Clinic in Melbourne, Australia, April 28-29.