What is Roller Derby?!
About the Game
HOW LONG IS A GAME?
A game - or bout - consists of two 30-minute periods. Each period is made up of “jams”. Jams can last up to two minutes.
ISN'T ROLLER DERBY FIXED, LIKE WRESTLING?
Definitely not! The new wave of derby is totally non-scripted.
DO YOU THROW A LOT OF ELBOWS AND CLOTHESLINES? DO YOU GET TO PUNCH PEOPLE IN THE FACE?
Just like most other contact sports, there are penalties for such infractions.
We play our games according to the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association’s (WFTDA) Ruleset. For additional questions about the rules of the game, see the full WFTDA Rules.