Jacksonville Roller Derby plays flat track roller derby according to the latest rules and clarifications from the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association. See how many JRD skaters you can spot in their Derby 101 videos! The latest ruleset is available at rules.wftda.com.
The objectives of roller derby are relatively simple. Each team fields one point-scoring skater (“Jammer”) whose objective is to lap as many opposing skaters as they can.
The remaining skaters who aren’t scoring points work both on offense and defense at the same time — to block the opposing Jammer and to clear a path for their own Jammer.
Well-played roller derby requires agility, strength, speed, control, peripheral vision, communication, and teamwork.