USARS Announces Release of 2014 Roller Derby Rule Book

Feb. 13, 2014, 2:12 p.m. (ET)


February 11, 2014

USARS Announces Release of 2014 Roller Derby Rule Book

USA Roller Sports has approved and released the 2014 rule book for Roller Derby. After beta testing and feedback, some important changes have been made for 2014, which are briefly highlighted below.

  • Penalties are now reduced from 60 seconds to 30 seconds.
  • Cutting the track will now result in a warning to “Yield” before becoming a major.
  • The Lead Scorer must pass at least one opposing Blocker (during the first scoring pass) in order to call off the jam.
  • Each team receives an additional Time Out during Overtime play.
  • Only Game Roster players and up to two (2) coaches may be present in the Team Bench area during game play.
  • A team captain or designated alternate captain may request a team timeout while in the penalty box and may leave the designated penalty box area during any timeout to talk to the Head Referee.
  • Jammers and Pivots serving a penalty at the conclusion of a jam will remove their helmet covers and will serve the remainder of their time during the next jam as Blockers.

For details and other changes for 2014, please review the rule book at

Please direct any questions to the USARS Roller Derby Coordinator, AJ Epp, at or 402-483-7551, ext 11.

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