WASHINGTON, DC – where bending rules, looking the other way and greasing palms are an everyday occurrence – ROLLER DERBY STANDS ALONE AS A GLEAMING EXAMPLE OF LEGITIMACY AND REMAINS THE LAST BASTION OF DECENCY, MORALITY, AND RIGHTEOUSNESS IN OUR NATION’S CAPITAL.
To keep hope alive and establish a new moral paradigm for the leaders of our nation, Department of Skate is sponsoring a two-day ref clinic in DC! Let’s hope Congress takes notice.
Master new skills, discuss concepts and best practices, review, share, and then put it all into practice on the track with a final scrimmage. This is open to all levels of officials, but you must have read and be familiar with the rules of the Women’s Flat Track Roller Derby Association – which you can read right HERE!
Saturday May 10
3:00pm – 6:00pm Classroom Portion of Department of Skate Ref Clinic
Greenpeace Conference Room
702 H St NW, Washington D.C. 20001
• Referee Psychology
• Bout Footage Review
• Verbal cues/hand signals
• Scenarios (tricky penalties, i.e. passing the star, clockwise blocks, MPBs)
• Referee/Official Etiquette
6:30pm Visit to Department of Skate (one block walk)
Drop off bags, chat, check out gear
7:30pm Ref Dinner/Drinks in Chinatown
Dinner and drinks to celebrate bigger ref brains and new friends. Participation in dinner is optional – dinner and drinks are NOT included in registration price.
NOTE: Department of Skate is not responsible for refs or bail money after the sun goes down.
Sunday May 11
8:30am – 12:30pm Track/Scrimmage Portion of DOS Ref Clinic
Temple Hills Skate Palace
3132 Branch Ave, Temple Hills, MD 20748
8:30am Doors open at Temple Hills Skate Palace – Coffee and donuts available!
9:00am Review and Warm up
9:30am – 12:00pm Track work and Scrimmage – breaks as needed for discussion and review
12:30pm Cool down and depart THSP
Lunch somewhere? TBD
Jason Singer has been reffing roller derby since January 2007, where he started with Harrisburg Area Roller Derby, using the name, Cocky Balboa. In December, 2008, he achieved WFTDA Level 2 (Red) certified status. In 2009, he was selected to jam referee at his first WFTDA tournament ever, The Wicked Wheels of The East, in North Carolina. Shortly after, he transferred to Dutchland, and dropped his skate name, opting to use his legal name. In December 2009 he achieved WFTDA Level 3 (Silver) certified status. Since then he has been selected to referee at 2-3 WFTDA tournaments each season, and has achieved WFTDA Level 4 (Gold) status, most recently re-certified in January 2014. Singer has reffed over 310 bouts, 110 of which have been WFTDA sanctioned. Singer has been teaching clinics since 2011 and has several more coming up this season.
Refsputin has been reffing roller derby since 2007. He was elected as DC Rollergirls’ Head Ref and held the position for 4 years. ‘Sputin has been chosen to ref 2011, 2012, and 2013 WFTDA Playoffs and was an NSO in the 2010 WFTDA Playoffs. Refsputin was also selected to be a WFTDA Clinic Instructor in 2012 and 2013.