Want to be an official but you are allergic to wheels? We might have a spot for you.
In Roller Derby it’s not all about the skating. If you are interested in being a part of the league but not as a skater there are a wide selection of things you can help out with.
If you are interested in joining our NSO-group, please fill out this application form.
Non-Skating Official/Volunteer Descriptions of Positions
Inside Penalty Tracker—Writes minor and major penalties that skaters receive during the bout on penalty tracker sheet. Must pay attention to inside penalty referee who tells you what type of penalty and which skater receives a penalty.
Outside Penalty Tracker—Writes major and minor penalties on dry erase board for NSOs who relay outside penalty information to inside penalty trackers. Must pay attention to outside penalty referees who tells you what type of penalty and which skater receives a penalty.
Scorekeeper—Writes each jam’s score on scorekeeping sheet. One scorekeeper must relay each jam’s score to the scoreboard operator. Must pay attention to jam referee to get score of each jam.
Penalty Box Timer—Times skaters’ penalties when they sit in box.
Jam Clock Timer—Blows whistle to signal the start and end of each jam, and when the pack passes the pivot line, allowing the jammers to go.
Scoreboard Operator—Uses computer program to time the period, jam, and 30 seconds between jams; and inputs each team’s jam score from the scorekeeper.
Inside Stat Board—Indicates on large dry-erase board which skaters have 3 minor penalties, and need to go to penalty box for the forth minor.
Relaying outside penalty info to inside penalty trackers—Sees minor penalties written on the outside penalty dry erase board and tells the inside stat board and inside penalty trackers to mark a minor penalty for the skater and the penalty.
Door Checker—Stands at the door entrance and tallies the number of adult and children’s pre-sale tickets, and the number of adult and children attendees who pay at the door.
Line-up Tracker—For each jam, writes players’ numbers and indicates if a player entered the penalty box in the middle of a jam or started a jam in the penalty box.
Merchandise—Sets up merchandise table and items for purchase. Completes merchandise form that tallies the number of merchandise items prior to selling and after final purchases at the end of each bout (home and away).
Announcer—Announces both teams at bout and provides commentary of action during bout and promotes merchandise and attending after bout party.
Photographer—Takes professional-looking pictures at home bouts.
Videographer—Records video of home bouts.
EMT/Medical Assistance—Provides medical assistance to hurt skaters during the bout.