What Is Roller Derby?

Roller derby is a contact sport played by two teams of five members roller skating in the same direction around a track. Game play consists of a series of short matchups (“jams”) in which both teams designate a scoring player (the “jammer”) who scores points by lapping members of the opposing team. The teams attempt to assist their own jammer while hindering the opposing jammer — in effect, playing both offence and defence simultaneously. Roller derby is played by more than 1,200 amateur leagues worldwide. (from Wikipedia)

For a brief explanation of the exciting sport of women’s flat track roller derby:


For more information about the rules, please visit the WFTDA’s website.


For more information about officiating, please visit the WFTDA’s website.