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Rules QA

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Cutting The Track And Re-entering in Front of an Opponent

In what situations is it acceptable for a skater to return to a fully in-bounds state in front of an opponent who knocked said skater out of bounds?

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Relative Position - UPDATED MARCH 2014

Should a change in relative position be measured strictly between the initiator of the block and the opponent that block was made against?  How should gains in a teammate’s relative position be considered in assessing if a penalty is warranted?

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Entry to the Penalty Box - UPDATED MARCH 2014

When is a penalty box entry considered to have been started?

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Official Rules

The Rules of Flat Track Roller Derby

The latest version of The Rules of Flat Track Roller Derby is available for download. This is the seventh full revision of the WFTDA rules since the organization developed the first shared rules for the sport of women’s flat track roller derby in 2005.

Appendix A: WFTDA Track Design

Provides official dimensions and marking procedures for the WFTDA roller derby track.

Hand signals, standard practices, and other related documents can be found in the officiating section.

Rules Publications

These publications are released by the WFTDA Rules Committee periodically throughout the year, providing official guidance for interpretation of the rules.

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