Friday, March 4, 2011

‎ The referees will determine that the skaters are in the proper formation.

This may seem like an odd rule unless you are familiar with Section 4.2 Pre-Jam Positioning. Here are a couple examples of what this rule is looking for:

4.2.2 Pivot Starting Position: Pivots generally line up in the front of the pack. Only the Pivots may line up on the Pivot line.

4.2.4 Jammer Starting Position: Jammers line up on or behind the Jammer line.

Of course, refs must also remember a rule we covered a couple weeks ago: Referees do not warn teams when too many skaters line up on the track.

Basically this rule just informs referees that they are to be watching to make sure skaters line up where they are supposed to, penalize the ones that don't accordingly.