Friday, January 17, 2014

3.7.4.1 The print of the number must be at least 4 inches (10 cm) tall so that it is legible and large enough to be read by officials who are positioned anywhere within the track or on its boundary.

Today’s rule comes from the Uniforms section of the rules. This rule is well known to (nearly) every roller derby player, however a small change with big implications was made in the most recent version of the rules. Previously, this rule said that a skater’s number on the back of their uniform “should” be at least 4 inches tall. Now this rule says the number “must” be at least 4 inches tall. Simply put, there’s no lack of clarity in this rule now. If a skater doesn’t have their number on the back of their jersey in at least 4 inch high characters, then it will be considered not legal per the rules.

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