Women's Flat Track Derby Association

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Most of us know how to skate but when it comes to playing a game while skating we wouldn't know where to start. Flat track Derby is a fast-paced contact team sport that requires speed, strategy, and athleticism. Below is Jacksonville Roller Girls WFTDA Rules Test for new skaters entering the league as a part of their Basic Skills Test. Give it a shot and see if you can join the team.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In a 2 period bout, how long are each of the periods?
    • A. 

      10 minutes

    • B. 

      20 minutes

    • C. 

      30 minutes

  • 2. 
    (True of False) The clock stops between jams.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      1 minute

    • B. 

      2 minutes

    • C. 

      3 minutes

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      20 seconds

    • B. 

      30 seconds

    • C. 

      60 seconds

  • 5. 
    (True of False) There is no lead jammer during an overtime jam.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    (True or False) Jammers begin scoring points on their first pass through the pack during an overtime jam.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    • A. 

      5

    • B. 

      4

    • C. 

      7

  • 8. 
    If jammer A and jammer B are both sent to the penalty box at the same time, how long do they each serve their penalties?
    • A. 

      60 seconds

    • B. 

      30 seconds

    • C. 

      10 seconds

  • 9. 
    When does the time start for a penalty being served?
    • A. 

      Once the referee has commanded the skater to go to the penalty box

    • B. 

      Once the skater leaves the track to go to the penalty box

    • C. 

      Once the skater is seated in the penalty box

  • 10. 
    • A. 

      5

    • B. 

      4

    • C. 

      3

  • 11. 
    When does the pack start at the begging of the jam?
    • A. 

      At four rapid whistle blast

    • B. 

      At two rapid whistle blasts

    • C. 

      At one long whistle blast

  • 12. 
    When do the jammers start at the begging of the jam?
    • A. 

      At four rapid whistle blast

    • B. 

      At two rapid whistle blasts

    • C. 

      At one long whistle blast

  • 13. 
    How far does a skater have to be from the pack to be considered "out of play" (where she can not assist a teammate or engage an opposing player)?
    • A. 

      30 feet

    • B. 

      20 feet

    • C. 

      10 feet

  • 14. 
    • A. 

      Any bout participant at any time

    • B. 

      The jammer at anytime

    • C. 

      The team captains only between jams

    • D. 

      The pivot only between jams

  • 15. 
    • A. 

      Only the lead jammer

    • B. 

      Either jammer and pivots

    • C. 

      Only the Pivots

    • D. 

      Only the jammers (but does not require lead jammer status)

  • 16. 
    Once a penalty is served in the penalty box, the skater....
    • A. 

      Must go to her bench and watch the jam from the sidelines

    • B. 

      Must re-enter the track at the pivot start line

    • C. 

      Must re-enter the track behind the pack

  • 17. 
    (True or False) A jammer may fall behind a blocker who knocked her out of bounds before her hips could pass the opposing blocker, pass the same blocker legally and in bounds, and obtain a point for that blocker.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    • A. 

      5

    • B. 

      4

    • C. 

      3

  • 19. 
    • A. 

      One seat for the jammer, and two seats for two blockers (Per team)

    • B. 

      One seat for the jammer, and one seat for the blocker (Per team)

    • C. 

      One seat for the jammer, and three seats for blockers (Per team)

  • 20. 
    • A. 

      She must wait at her teams bench on the sidelines until a blocker's seat becomes available in the penalty box

    • B. 

      She must stand beside the penalty box until a blocker's seat becomes available in the penalty box

    • C. 

      She must report to the penalty box and be cleared to continue skating until an open seat becomes available in the penalty box for that team.

    • D. 

      She is ejected from the game.

  • 21. 
    • A. 

      Only at the pivot line

    • B. 

      Anywhere in between the pivot line and the jammer start line

    • C. 

      Behind the power blockers, but in front of the jammer start line

  • 22. 
    (True or False) A Non-Pivot Blocker false starts for being out of position at the pack starting whistle when she lines up in front of a Pivot Blocker who is on the Pivot line.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    (True or False) A player is considered out of play if they touch the boundary line even if they do not actually cross over the boundary line.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    (True or False) If 30 seconds or fewer remain on the period clock when a jam ends, there will be one more jam started for that period.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    (True or False) If the Lead Jammers helmet cover is removed by an opponent's actions, the Jammer may replace the helmet cover and regain Lead Jammer status.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 26. 
    (True or False) A jammer who begins the jam in the penalty box is eligible to earn Lead Jammer status, provided that the other jammer has not already been declared Lead Jammer.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 27. 
    • A. 

      One rapid (short) whistle blast

    • B. 

      One Long Whistle blast

    • C. 

      Two rapid (short) whistle blasts

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 28. 
    (True or False) A jammer who starts a jam in the penalty box will still be required to make an initial pass before scoring even if the opposing jammer has already been declared Lead Jammer.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 29. 
    • A. 

      A skater who is in bounds does not have to yield right of way to the out of bounds skater

    • B. 

      Skaters may not pick up momentum for a block until in bounds

    • C. 

      A skater who forces an opponent out of bounds while blocking must cease blocking before any part of the skater touches outside the track boundary

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 30. 
    A pack is defined by?
    • A. 

      The largest group of blockers from both teams within 20 feet of each other.

    • B. 

      The largest group of blockers from both teams within 10 feet of each other.

    • C. 

      The largest group of blockers and jammers within 20 feet of each other.

    • D. 

      The largest group of blockers within 10 feet of each other.