Officiate for New Hampshire Roller Derby
Ever wondered why there are so many zebras at roller derby bouts? It is sometimes said that derby may be one of the most challenging sports in the world to referee. The "ball" is a moving human being, traveling through an engagement zone that is, itself, moving; oh - and you're moving, too, ref!
There are typically five to seven skating refs at a derby bout, plus several "Non-Skating Officials" or NSOs, such as penalty box timers, jam timers, and penalty wranglers; and don't forget about the statisticians keeping tabs on skaters' every move!
Are YOU ready for the challenge? NHRD is always looking for men and women to join our officiating crew. Our talented group of referees with more than 12 years of combined experience will teach you everything you need to know to get started!
Step #1: Read the rules! Look to the right for a list of resources to feed your inner rules nerd! Can't skate? Start with us as an NSO and we'll help you get there!
Referee and NSO Requirements
- You must be 21 or older
- You must have health insurance and WFTDA insurance ($60 a year)
- You must sign a waiver that says when you get hurt you won't sue us into oblivion
- You must be able to attend at least 75% of our scrimmages and events. We scrimmage 1-2 days a week, January through October.
- You will need quad skates, a helmet, mouth guard, knee and elbow pads, and wrist guards (Required for skating refs, optional for NSOs).
Check out our current team of refs and NSOs here.
Think you've got the right attitude?
Contact Woody Yankabitch at firstname.lastname@example.org to get more information about becoming a referee or NSO!