Roller derby is a fast-paced, full-contact sport.
YOU WILL NEED
- TWO TEAMS
- TWO JAMMERS, one on each team
- EIGHT BLOCKERS, four on each team
- AN OVAL TRACK
- QUAD ROLLER SKATES
Jammers score a point for every player they pass from the opposing team.
Blockers have to help their jammer get through the pack whilst stopping the other team’s jammer.
A bout starts with the four blockers from each team skating together at the front in a tight pack.
Both jammers then race each other through the pack, but score no points on the first pass through.
The first jammer to break through the pack becomes the “lead jammer”, which means that they have the ability to call off that jam if they feel that the other jammer might score more points. If they don’t call off the jam, it will last for a full two minutes.
Each game consists of two 30-minute periods. At the end of this time, the team with the most points wins!
As with most sports, the rules, tactics and penalties may need a little more time to sink in. For more in-depth information, mosey on over to our Associations page.