JRDA Releases 2019 Updates to The JRDA Addenda to The Rules, Code of Conduct, and Protective Gear Check Protocol.
The Junior Roller Derby Association (JRDA) has released new versions of JRDA Addenda to the Rules of Flat Track Roller Derby and The Rules of Flat Track Roller Derby, JRDA Edition - officially licensed by the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA).
Significant changes to The JRDA Edition / Addenda include:
Additionally, the following changes have been incorporated into the Code of Conduct and Protective Gear Check Protocol
As a reminder, protective gear checks – as described in the protocol, are required for all Sanctioned and Regulation JRDA Games, effective July 2018.
All JRDA Sanctioned and Regulation play are required to use these modifications beginning February 1, 2019.
These updates are available at https://www.juniorrollerderby.org/page/show/2944856-rules-and-officials.
"We truly appreciate the partnership with and support from WFTDA," said Alex "bmd" Cline, Chair of the JRDA Rules Advisory Committee, "which furthers the goal of both organizations to create consistency in derby officiating. The licensing model allows JRDA to make the necessary adjustments to help ensure skater safety and promote a learning environment, while giving the most unique youth athletes in the world opportunity for exiting play. We look forward to continued and growing cooperation with WFTDA, which helps prepare youth skaters for adult play and creates a nearly seamless transition for officials working in both spaces.”