Skater Education/Training Documents
As guidance for new participants entering the sport of flat track roller derby, the WFTDA provides this plan for leagues to develop their skaters’ skills to be able to play WFTDA-regulation and sanctioned games.
Beginner Curriculum "This is Roller Derby"
Visit our “Skating & Training” discussion group on the WFTDA Online Community to ask questions and participate in discussions about skater training and implementing the beginner curriculum.
WFTDA Guide for Equipment Check
This guide illustrates the proper fit of skating equipment. All participants are responsible for the safety of their own equipment and the WFTDA recommends that leagues make equipment safety and maintenance a part of their league training curriculum. This document includes recommendations on how to safely return to roller derby after a break as well as mental health recommendations. (Updated May 2020)
WFTDA Recommendations for Return to Full-Contact Skating
This document includes recommendations on how to safely return to roller derby after a break as well as mental health recommendations. (Updated May 2020)
Recomendaciones de WFTDA para el Retornoal Patinaje Con Contacto (traducciones en español)
Pautas de Retorno para Roller Derby de WFTDA frente a COVID-19, Recomendaciones de WFTDA para el Retorno al Patinaje Con Contacto, Guia de Control de Infecciones de WFTDA. (Agosto 2020)
Old Skater Education/Training Documents (For Refernce Only)
Please note the following documents are outdated and are for reference only.
OLD WFTDA Minimum Skills Requirements
Minimum Skills Requirements (MSR)
Deutsch WFTDA Minimum Skills Andforderungen Für Skater*Innen
The WFTDA Minimum Skills Requirements (MSR) used to establish minimum skating skill requirements for all skaters participating in WFTDA-sanctioned interleague and tournament games. (Not updated since 2017)
Minimum Skills Assessment Companion (MSAC)
The WFTDA Minimum Skills Assessment Companion (MSAC) includes a PDF and complimentary video set. This used to serve as an instructional guide to assist with the training and assessment of MSRs. (Not updated since 2017)
OLD WFTDA Written Rules Test
Old written and online test for the Rules of Flat Track Roller Derby (last updated January 2019). Please note - these documents are for reference only and are not up to date.
WFTDA Skater Rules Test
WFTDA Skater Rules Test Answer Key
Online Rules Test
(Note: The online test is a Google Form with information on the first page about completion and how to receive your results. The answer key above is not meant for use with the online test, as the questions may not be in the same order as the Rules Test PDF.)
Test de règles des Patineur•ses de la WFTDA
Test de règles des Patineur•ses de la WFTDA Feuille de réponses
WFTDA Regeltest für Skater*innen
WFTDA Regeltest für Skater*innen Antworten
WFTDA Examen de Reglamento para Patinadores (Femenino)
WFTDA Examen de Reglamento para Patinadores (Neutro)
WFTDA Examen de Reglamento para Patinadores Respuesta