USARS Roller Derby Rule Set Enters Testing Phase

Sept. 23, 2011, 4:28 p.m. (ET)



September 23, 2011


USARS Roller Derby Rule Set Enters Testing Phase

After many months of hard work and collaboration, the USARS Roller Derby Committee is excited to announce that the initial USARS flat track roller derby rule set is entering beta testing!  The current draft is for review and testing purposes only; the final edition is expected to be released in time for the 2012 season.  All updates concerning issuance of the final USARS Roller Derby Rule Book will be available at


The following organizations have already graciously agreed to participate in the testing process during testing events scheduled over the coming weeks:

  • Port City Roller Girls (CA)
  • High Country Mountain Derby Girls (CA)
  • Sintral Valley Derby Girls (CA)
  • Merced Rollin Roulettes (CA)
  • Race City Roller Derby (NC)
  • Greenville Derby Dames (SC)


Following completion of the 2012 rule book, the Committee will focus its efforts on supplemental programs and materials addressing topics such as coaching, officiating, clinics, and tournaments. Please note that USARS member clubs will not be required to use the USARS rule set for sanctioned events. Teams may choose to utilize this rule set during regular inter and intra league competition if they would like. This rule set will only be required during USARS qualifying competitions and tournaments as they are organized and available. 

Roller Derby Rules - click to view download page

If your league is interested in hosting a testing event, please contact Danielle Fairbanks ( or 402-483-7551 Ext. 11), USARS Roller Derby Director, for more information.  Testing events must involve USARS member clubs and take place on or before November 12th.


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USA Roller Sports (USARS) is recognized by the Federation Internationale de Roller Sports (FIRS) and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) as the national governing body for competitive roller sports in the United States.