Medical Requirements

Emergency Medical Response Personnel and Equipment: A minimum of two (2) licensed medical professional first responders must be present for any sanctioned game.

First responders must wear clothing that clearly identifies them as such. First responders must be licensed medical professionals with, at minimum, CPR and concussion training, and must be sufficiently healthy and mobile to reach injured skaters quickly, and to perform all functions of their post as may be required.

Acceptable certifications are:

  • Medical Doctor (MD)
  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
  • Paramedic, Physician Assistant (PA)
  • Nurse Practitioner, Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Certified Medical Assistant (CMA)
  • Registered Medical Assistant (RMA)
  • Certified Athletic Trainer (holding an ATC credential)

At a minimum, the following medical equipment must be available in a track-side crash cart, medical bag, or first-aid kit (which is the responsibility of, and in possession of, the certified medical staff):

  • Latex-free gloves
  • Gauze - Dressing pads and non-stick - various sizes
  • Plastic/ fabric bandages - various sizes
  • Scissors
  • Tweezers
  • CPR Face shield
  • Antibiotic ointment
  • Cold packs
  • Extra strength pain reliever (non-asprin)
  • Ibuprofen tablets
  • Aspirin tablets
  • Ophthalmic (eye wash) solution
  • Over-the-counter asthma rescue inhaler
  • Antihistamine
  • Blood sugar test kit
  • Glucose solution or powder
  • Ammonia inhalant
  • Alcohol wipes
  • Compression bandages
  • Latex-free Medical Tape or Paper Tape
  • Tourniquet (latex free)
  • Splinting supplies
  • Ace wraps
  • Blood pressure kit (stethoscope and Sphygmomanometer)
  • C-Collar or backboard


The goal is to be able to treat minor injuries or time-sensitive conditions on-site and to stabilize major injuries until medical transport can be arranged.

If any skater requires additional specific medical equipment or medication (Epi-Pen, inhaler, etc.), those items may be controlled by either the skater's bench coach or the game medical staff.

Medical Paperwork:

  1. Emergency Action Plan for facility (Page 1) - to kept in the med kit
  2. SCAT Card - Standardized Concussion Assessment Tool- to be kept in the med kit
    • If a minor shows at least 2 signs of Concussion, he or she must be removed from gameplay, and return to play shall follow the Return to Play Policy
  3. CPR & First Aid Flash Cards - to be kept in the med kit
  4. JRDA Medical Release Form - required for each skater, kept by adult bench staff for each team
  5. JRDA Health Registration Form - required for each skater, kept by adult bench staff for each team
  6. JRDA Insurance Incident Reporting Form - each team should keep a copy with the team medical records, and additional copies should be kept with the bout reporting

Insurance: The covenants of the insurance policy in place for a sanctioned game must likewise be followed exactly.

In the event of a conflict between the insurance requirements and the rules for Flat Track Roller Derby, the insurance policy has precedence, and the JRDA Board of Directors must be notified in writing immediately following the game.