Become an OFFICIAL:
These are the individuals that are on skates and get to wear the infamous black and white stripes on game day (aka the Zebra Herd). There are seven skating officials required for each bout, two inside pack referees, two jammer referees, and three outside pack referees. Referees are allowed to wear either quad roller skates or roller blades (however if you choose to wear blades you will be made fun of). In order to become a skating official you must be 18+ years old, attend bootcamp, and are encouraged to come for regular practice once you have passed the minimum skating skills test and the written rules test. Before you are qualified to skate we will teach you how to be a non-skating official which will help you begin to learn the rules of the game. The time commitment to becoming an on skates official is pretty intensive, you must read and study the roller derby rules on your own as well as come to regularly scheduled practices, and attend games on weekends. Additional skating practice is also recommended due to the need to be proficient on skates. You should bring a mouth guard (it is easier to breathe if it is molded), we have pads, helmets and skates that can be borrowed for the first few weeks, though we highly recommend purchasing your own gear if when you get hooked. Any of the qualified refs/skaters will be more than willing to tell answer your questions and give suggestions about what gear to buy.
Non Skating Officials
These are our off skates officials, or NSOs. These people are the back bone of bouts and it takes a crew of 13+ NSOs to run a bout. NSOs are in charge of keeping track of the score and penalties, managing the penalty box, timing the game and the jams, tracking the lineups and helping streamline communication. We have a NSO position for everyone. Being an NSO is a great way to familiarize yourself with the game of derby and to get yourself involved with the Tallahassee Roller Girls.
VOLUNTEER with the Tallahassee RollerGirls!
- PIZZA after home games (who doesn’t love free pizza?!)
- a 15% discount on TRG merchandise
- a complimentary volunteer t-shirt after working three events
For more information about volunteer opportunities and hot to get involved with us, fill out our Volunteer Questionnaire and we’ll get back with you!