If you love roller derby you shouldn’t just watch!
Officials are an essential part of roller derby. The derby community is very appreciative towards its officials, so being an official is a great way to be a part of the action and have fun. There are two types of officials: On-Skates Referees and Non-Skating Officials (NSOs). Both are important roles and together they ensure that the game is safe and fair for the skaters.
Our own experienced crew of officials often travels together with our team (or on their own) to away games or tournaments all over Europe and would be happy to get you started as an official. Be a part of this amazing community!
Skating Officials wear quad or in-line skates and protective gear to closely follow the action on track. There are up to seven referees required to officiate a game. There are different positions with different sets of priorities, but the referee crew works together as a whole to ensure a smooth game. Beginners can learn the necessary skating skills to become a referee during our newbie classes and sharpen their knowledge about the rules together with our experienced skating officials, no prior skills required!
Non-Skating Officials (NSOs) handle officiating duties that do not require being on-skates. If you want to get involved in our great community but leave the skating to others, this is for you! A game requires around 11 NSOs fulfilling various tasks, from starting and stopping the jams, timing the penalties, tracking the score and penalties or running the scoreboard. The paperwork the NSOs create also provides useful statistics for teams. We would love to help you get started and try out and see what positions you like during our scrimmages or homebouts. No prior skills or equipment required, we will teach you everything you want to know!
If you are interested in becoming an official with Dust City Rollers, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org