So, you’re looking for even more of a challenge than jamming or blocking? Well, you’ve come to the right place. It takes someone really committed to become a roller derby referee, but if you’ve got the passion, our trainers can take you from roller derby fan, to King/Queen of the track.
Bay State Brawlers Roller Derby offers an officials skater class that is designed to bring skaters up to skating official skill level. You’ll begin by joinin our new skaters class, where we will teach you everything from the basics of stopping and falling, to evasive skating. Next, you’ll join league practices with our officials trainer, who will help you apply the rules of flat-track roller derby to league drills and scrimmages, as well as to identify and signal penalties, illegal procedures, and other official calls. No previous skating or officiating experience is required! Just bring your enthusiasm and protective gear, we’ll help you with the rest. You must be 18 or older to referee.
To sign up for the next new class, beginning January 18th, complete the registration form and tell us a little bit about yourself! If you have questions or would like more information, e-mail with your contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are only 25 spots in this class for skating officials and skaters, and we book first come first serve, so space is limited. (If you’re an established skating official looking for league affiliation, see our Transfers page.)
Wife-O, Officials Trainer
Bay State league practices run twice a week, on Wednesdays from 8:00-10:00 PM and Sundays from 5:30-7:30 PM, at Roll On America, 90 Duval Rd, Lancaster, MA. Plan to arrive at least 15 minutes early to practices to get geared-up, as “on-track” practice begins promptly.
Required items to attend new skaters class:
All of the gear you need can be purchased locally from our sponsor, the Bruised Boutique, in Nashua New Hampshire.
Fees you will need to pay by the second class (cash or check):