Want to skate?
Have a passion for rules and gameplay?
Like to think on your feet?
Got a knack for administration and stats?
SUN STATE ARE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR PEOPLE INTERESTED TO become
REFEREEs AND Non-skating officials.
Our crew provides comprehensive rules and officiating training in a live scrimmage environment.
We'll work to ensure you're ready to perform on game day, and to help you achieve your officiating goals.
Want to officiate local derby? Got your eye on interstate / international tournaments? Certification?
We can help you get there.
How many officials are needed for a game of roller derby?
A fully-staffed crew consists of seven referees, and eleven NSOs.
Why so many?
Roller derby is a full-contact sport, with ten skaters on track at once, and no single point of focus (for example, a ball). Many referees are needed to ensure safe, fair, and legal play.
Also, roller derby is unique in that penalties are served by skaters without stopping play, requiring coordination between multiple NSOs.
I'm thinking about training to be a referee. Do I need to know how to skate?
You don't need to be a great skater to come along. We will teach you the basics, and build from there.
Taking some learn-to-skate classes beforehand will make the transition to roller derby less daunting (check your local rink), but they're not essential.
Referees go through the same training program as skaters - click through to the Skater FAQ for more info.
Where can I find out more about the sport?
Check our About Roller Derby page for a quick rundown of the sport, and links to the rule set.