WFTDA News

The latest news and updates for WFTDA Members.
With the COVID-19 virus variants rising and falling at different times around the world, and many localities and countries no longer reporting testing data, the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) Leadership team and COVID-19 Medical Task Force have updated the WFTDA COVID-19 Guidelines, and ...
In 2022, the WFTDA will host “Back on Track,” a global celebration of roller derby that will take place over a two-month period in September and October 2022, with capstone broadcast events to kickoff and closeout our celebration. This series of events will highlight our members' ability to come back ...
The WFTDA Rules Committee has released adjustments to The Rules of Flat Track Roller Derby that were delayed during the pandemic. This revision is dated February 15, 2022 and is effective immediately, as sanctioning and rankings will continue to be on hold through 2022 to allow all Member Leagues to ...
Based on changes to quarantine recommendations and to clarify member league responsibilities, the WFTDA COVID-19 Medical Team has made an adjustment to the section of the WFTDA COVID-19 Return to Roller Derby Guidelines and Recovery Plan that pertains to leagues pausing due to a positive case in the ...
WFTDA Leadership and the Competitive Play Committee are pleased to announce our plans for WFTDA roller derby events in 2022. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to be an enormous challenge for our world and our sport, we want to bring our members from all over the globe together so that we can begin to ...
Since 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has been presenting incredible challenges for the roller derby community’s ability to get back to playing the sport we love. We know that roller derby businesses and leagues have been hit incredibly hard, financially, and as we have planned our recovery path, we’ve tried ...
As previously communicated to WFTDA Member League representatives, the WFTDA COVID-19 Medical Task Force has updated the COVID-19 Return to Roller Derby Guidelines and Recovery Plan , effective October 1, 2021. The updated guidelines are now available for download. In 2020, the WFTDA assembled a team ...
WFTDI Wellness , brought to you by WFTDA Insurance , is excited to team up with the Phoenix Project to provide an invaluable wellness resource for our community! The Phoenix Project (Phoenix, for short) is a caring digital community that supports mental health and wellness—anywhere, anytime. Phoenix ...
We all know the effect COVID-19 and the cancellation of last year's season had on roller derby. To help rebuild our community and our sport, we are establishing the WFTDA COVID-19 Recovery Fund. This fund will provide microgrants to leagues or other roller derby organizations to help support our community ...
The WFTDA is excited to bring you the next version of our Return to Play Guidelines and Recommendations, which you can access here . Our new COVID-19 Recovery Plan is created with the goal of reducing the risk to your league and local communities, your family, workplace, and friends. This version ...
After releasing the updates in our Return to Play Guidelines and the new beginner curriculum "This is Roller Derby" we want to come together as a community to start the conversation around getting back on track. We want to hear what you've been working on to get ready! Tell your league to come join ...

Spring Elections!

ELECTIONS! The call for nominations is out for the spring elections. We would love to see membership step forward and nominate a diverse group of people, especially BIPOC members, and members from under represented communities. Please take a moment to share widely and also nominate those that ...
Following the launch of the ART Project in August of 2020, the team has been working on a variety of projects, including creating the following set of Guiding Principles. These principles will assist in the WFTDA’s efforts in anti-racism organizational change, as well as guide the recovery from COVID-19 ...
The WFTDA’s January meetings ushered in new steps for the ART Project in our collaboration to refocus our organization using an Anti-Racist lens. The WFTDA’s 12-member Anti-Racism panel met with the WFTDA Board of Directors to discuss the work that still needs to be done internally to examine how ...
Hi Everyone, The WFTDA Board of Directors will hold its next open meeting session on Sunday, February 21st at 3pm Eastern/7pm UTC. Anyone can join to view the meeting, and ask questions either in person or via chat text. Link to sign up - https://us02web.zoom.us/ webinar/register/WN_ w3YJb7P4Qnu4mI07a3ur5Q ...
We are happy to announce the first WeFTDA Collective exclusive event! Join Tracey Hughes/Dreadlocked N. Loaded on February 13th at 2pm ET/7pm UTC ( find local time ) for a presentation and small group discussion of Ibram X. Kendi's bestselling book " How To Be an Antiracist ." It is highly encouraged ...
Dear WFTDA Community, The Board of Directors are asking that you let your reps and league members know about an important vote in progress, that urgently needs your attention and consideration; this vote will remain open until ⅔ of membership leagues have voted because it proposes a change in WFTDA Bylaws. ...
WFTDA has the end of year gift you did not know you needed! The Minimum Skill Requirement (MSR) Task Force, led by our MSR Curriculum Developer Maha El Nasser, and WFTDA Education are proud to release the beginner curriculum “This is Roller Derby” for participants new to the sport. As of December ...
After over 1,684 views since its release in September 2019, we are happy to have updated the WFTDA Code of Conduct Toolkit in December 2020. Because the Coda document we were previously using for the toolkit didn’t allow for easy translations, we have changed the format of the Code of Conduct Toolkit. ...
The WFTDA Board for Directors will hold its next open meeting session on Sunday, December 13 at 3pm Eastern/7pm UTC . Use this link to register and attend the meeting -- REGISTER Open meeting procedures can be accessed here and the agenda can be accessed here