Wednesday, April 27, 2011

3.7.3 Player names on uniforms are optional.

That’s right. Derby names are not required on skater uniforms. This is because officials never refer to skaters by their derby name, only by their number. Since names are unregulated, and numbers are held to a standard (4 characters max, only alphanumeric), numbers are the best way for all officials to refer to all skaters. Thus, only a skater’s official derby number is required on their uniform.