WFTDA Membership Resources

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WFTDA Membership Information
WFTDA Bylaws
WFTDA Code of Conduct and Grievances
Diversity and Inclusion
Member League Voting

WFTDA Membership Information

WFTDA's membership requirements, benefits, and fees.. The membership year runs from August 1 to July 31 of the following year, with renewal opening on July 1.

Membership Requirements

In order to be a member of the WFTDA, roller derby leagues must meet the following requirements:

  • Managed by at least 67% league members who identify as women or gender expansive, as detailed in the WFTDA Gender Statement.
  • 51% owned by league members who identify as women or gender expansive, as detailed in the WFTDA Gender Statement.
  • Governed by democratic principles and practices.
  • Competitors must play by the Rules of Flat Track Roller Derby.
  • Each member league may have any number of charter teams that compete in WFTDA rankings..
  • This charter team must include only skaters who identify as women or gender expansive, as detailed in the WFTDA Gender Statement.

Application Information

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Member Benefits

Members of the WFTDA receive many benefits, including:

  • One charter team competing in WFTDA competitive structures is included in the membership fee.
    • Additional teams may be added for an additional annual fee
  • WFTDA Member Rankings
  • Access for unlimited league representatives on the WFTDA Online Community
  • Voting privileges (one vote per league) on WFTDA elections, policies, rules, and other issues
  • Access to WFTDA online education materials
  • Discounts on WFTDA Insurance products, where applicable


WFTDA offers a highly discounted fee for leagues in regions with economic hardships, currently the “Global Index program.” This program benefits leagues in Latin America, Eastern Europe, and South Africa. 

For other leagues, payment plans are available upon request to

Current Membership Fees:

Category Price Note
Membership Fee $400 US Includes one charter team
Additional Team Fee $100 US per team Caps at 3 teams ($300 US)
Global Index leagues No dues $10 US per additional team
Board and Officer Leagues No dues Additional team fees apply

Voluntary Inactive Status

Leagues who are unable to pay dues, or who wish to pause membership to achieve league needs, may choose to take a Voluntary Inactive Status. Inactive leagues may remain on the online community and will be eligible for applicable insurance discounts. However they cannot participate in votes or in competition (sanctioning, rankings or postseason events).

  • Leagues may be inactive for a maximum of 12 months. 
    • After that date, if a league is unable to pay dues or participate, even with appropriate discounts or payment plans in place, they will be asked to drop their membership
    • Leagues may return when the situation changes, as long as they still meet WFTDA membership requirements.
  • Leagues on Inactive Status may return at any time during the year once they pay dues, and dues will be prorated on a quarterly basis. 
    • Return after October 31, annual dues will be 75% of the annual membership fee.
    • Return after January 31, annual dues will be 50% of the annual membership fee.
    • Return after April 30, annual dues will be 25% of the annual membership fee.
    • Additional team fees will also be prorated.

New Members

New members will be admitted to the WFTDA on a quarterly basis and pay their dues based on the prorated rates published above.

WFTDA Bylaws

The Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, owned and operated by its member leagues. These Bylaws define the structure of the organization and roles, responsibilities, and rights of both the organization and members. The current WFTDA Bylaws can be downloaded below.

WFTDA Bylaws (Updated 2023)

WFTDA Code of Conduct and Grievance Procedures

Code of Conduct Documents

WFTDA Organizational Code of Conduct

The code of conduct that establishes the common values of WFTDA and all WFTDA member leagues.

WFTDA Code of Conduct Toolkit (PDF)
WFTDA Code of Conduct Toolkit (Google Doc)

The WFTDA Code of Conduct Toolkit provides leagues with guidance on how to create their own Code of Conduct and procedures. Learn more.

Additional Guidance on Workshops

This document is intended as additional workshop guidance for WFTDA Members looking to use the exercises in the WFTDA Code of Conduct Toolkit.

WFTDA Tournament Code of Conduct

The ​WFTDA Tournament Code of Conduct​ is a document that covers all participants at official WFTDA tournaments and events, inclusive of skaters, officials, volunteers, participants, registrants, attendees, and fans. This Code is specific to events hosted by the WFTDA and is intended to cover event specific behaviors and expectations. It does not supercede the ​WFTDA Code of Conduct​, which is still in effect for participants, skaters, officials, and volunteers.

Grievance Process

In our ongoing efforts to better serve our Membership, we are temporarily closing the Grievance process for new submissions. We recognize that the current system is not meeting the needs of our members, and are taking this opportunity to restructure our current system to better represent the WFTDA membership and its values.

In the meantime, violations of the WFTDA Code of Conduct may be reported to the Board of Directors by emailing

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Diversity and Inclusion

Information and resources for leagues to learn more about WFTDA's commitment to Diversity and Inclusion, including our Statement on Gender, Anti-Racism resources, and Code of Conduct Toolkit.

WFTDA Diversity and Inclusion Statement and Resources

Member League Voting

Member Leagues have the right and responsibility to nominate and elect leadership positions, such as the Board of Directors, annually, as well as approving updates to the Rules, Bylaws, or other organizational policies. It's important for every league to vote so that our policies and leadership accurately reflect our membership.

WFTDA Member Guide: Annual Elections

The WFTDA Marketing department has created this quick guide to help members understand the annual elections process. Please feel free to share with your league members or others as needed.

Call For Nominations

In April, a call for nominations to fill open Board seats and other elected positions is posted to the WFTDA Online Community (formerly known as the WFTDA Member Forum), and Members are notified via email sent to their league's WFTDA Representatives, Admins, and Vote Reminder contacts.

Nomination Eligibility

Any qualified member of a WFTDA Member League is eligible to run or be nominated for leadership positions. Nominations must be posted, seconded, and accepted in the Call for Nominations post on the WFTDA Online Community, and nomination application and paperwork must be submitted by the specified deadlines to be included on the ballot.

WFTDA Member League Representatives can find a full list of requirements, responsibilities, and other information about the nomination and election process in the Voting section of the WFTDA Online Community.

Diversity, Equity, & Advocacy

As a progressive organization run by and for people who are traditionally marginalized in sports, WFTDA Members have consistently voted and pushed for a greater focus on centering the WFTDA's core values of diversity, equity, and advocacy in the organization's leadership and policies.

Members with a passion for these issues and a desire to do what it takes to make things happen are strongly encouraged to run for a WFTDA Leadership position, even if you have no experience as WFTDA League Representative.

Learn more about WFTDA's commitment to Diversity and Inclusion.

Submit Your League's Vote

Voting rights are one of the primary benefits of WFTDA Membership, allowing Member Leagues to have a say in the important decisions that shape our organization and the future of our sport. It is crucial that as many leagues vote as possible on every election and proposal put up for ballot, not only so that we can meet quorum as required by our bylaws, but—more importantly—so that WFTDA's policies and leadership accurately reflect our membership and values.

Ballots are posted to the Voting section of the WFTDA Online Community, and notifications emailed to league reps, admins, and vote reminder contacts. Please make sure your league submits a vote on every ballot, even if you're not able to come to a consensus or don't have an opinion (there is always an "Abstain" option!).

Election Results

Ballots are open for two weeks at the end of June, and results are announced internally to Member Leagues via the WFTDA Online Community and emails to league reps, admins, and vote reminder contacts.

If quorum is not met by the ballot deadline, it will be extended until  enough leagues vote for quorum to be met. Again—please make sure your league is voting!  The sooner we reach quorum, the sooner our new leadership can get to work for you!

Get Help

For more information or assistance with your league's WFTDA membership or Online Community access, please contact

To contact the current WFTDA Board of Directors, email

WFTDA Online Community FAQ

Manage your league's WFTDA Representatives, Member Portal Admins, Vote Reminders, and other important contacts in the WFTDA Member Portal, and make sure they're opted in to receive WFTDA emails so you don't miss any important updates.

Download and Share

This guide is also available in infographic and text-only versions (below) that can easily be shared with your league members (note: this information is not confidential and may be shared outside of your league, if you find reason to do so).

WFTDA Guide to Elections [Text Only]
WFTDA Guide to Elections [Text Only - MOBILE]

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