Photo Credit: Justin Russell Photography

Be a Referee or Official

Become a Skating Referee

What do you need to know to be one of our Zebra herd? Absolutely nothing! All you need is a willingness to learn and listen.  Skating is a requirement of being a Skating Official (SOs), so if you can’t skate or aren’t sure if you want to, come learn how to do that with us too! As a referee, you’ll be responsible for maintaining safe and legal play during games, including blowing whistles and giving hand signals to skaters that have committed penalties. The learning curve is long, but you’ll have the opportunity to practice with other officials during scrimmage practices!

Become a Non-Skating Official

Do you love paperwork and stopwatches? If so, please consider coming to join our Pink Polo crew!  Is skating just not in the cards for you, but you still want to be a part of this amazing experience that we call roller derby? Non-Skating Officials (NSOs) are CRITICAL, and many are required for every game. You’ll learn to help keep an orderly & efficient penalty box, keep track of points on paper and on the scoreboard, and keep the game flowing by starting every jam and being the official timekeeper for the game! During scrimmage practices, we try to run things as we would in a real-life bout scenario, so that everyone gets to put what they’ve learned to the test. Come join us!

Our family of SO’s and NSO’s are collectively known as Chaotic Neutral, so if this is something that you can relate to, please consider stopping by a practice and chatting with us.


Our Gear Loaner program is also available to those wishing to learn to become Skating Officials.

Gear Loaner Program

We realize that the initial investment in gear can be difficult, so we are now offering a gear loaner program to our new referees! This is a low risk way to join the league and make sure you love it before you buy your own gear (though we can pretty much guarantee you will love it!) Borrowed gear must be returned after 60 days. Sizes are limited and are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. We want everyone to have the chance to see how amazing roller derby can be!

Thank you to our generous sponsors!


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