Pack ref OOBB, SOOB and Cutting practice

Objective:  To practice seeing and calling OOBB and Cutting penalties from every ref position on the track. Typical length of drill: Variable Materials needed: Taped out track, whistles, skater volunteers Skill level required:   Skating skills, knowledge of OOBB and Cutting, how to differentiate between minor and major. Description: Review OOBB – 6.8 – and Cutting…More

Jammer Referee Tag

Objective: To practice JR and IPR skating patterns, increase inside track spatial awareness and practice high-level skating skills Typical length of drill: Variable Materials needed: Taped down track Skill level required: Basic to advanced skating skills Description: At least four referees are needed for this drill but the more there are, the harder it will…More

Penalty call remembering with OWBs and NSOs

Objective: To practice remembering a ‘colour, number, penalty’ combination, practice working with NSOs and increase the average of correct calls delivered to NSOs.  This drill is a variation on the OPR ‘Half-lap skate and wait’ practice. Typical length of drill: Variable Materials needed: Taped out track, small whiteboards (OWB), WB markers, smart phone with penalty calling…More

Skater watching drills for beginner referees

Objective: A two-part drill to develop skater watching skills beginning with watching a single skater and moving up to watching skaters within a pack while practicing the most basic verbal cues ‘colour, number’. Typical length of drill: Any length of time – both parts can be done during warm ups. Materials needed: Taped down track,…More

Defining10/20 Feet – three part drill

Objective: To practice seeing ten and twenty feet both still and in motion and practice defining the pack and judging engagement zones. Typical length of drill: Each part can be run for as long as you like, though if each section is allotted ten minutes you are looking at half-an-hour all up. Materials needed: Taped…More

OPR ‘Half-lap skate and wait’ practice

**Drill brought to Australia by Judge Knot, Texas Objective:  To practice the ‘half lap skate and wait’ pattern for OPRs Typical length of drill: Any Materials needed: Taped-out track Skill level required: Basic skating skills needed Description: Split referees into two equal-ish groups with each group standing at a pick-up point (corners 2/4 or 1/3…More

Referee skating patterns – all positions

Objective: Practice referee skating patterns, work on vocal projection and build communication skills between refs Typical length of drill: Twenty minutes per part – forty mins to run full drill. Materials needed: Stopwatch, whistle, taped out track. Skill level required: All levels Description: This is a two-part drill. The parts can be run concurrently or…More

Referee Penalty Calling Circuit

Objective: 1. To develop derby thinking skills (by calling penalties) which still function while we are doing cardio activities; 2. To continuously practice seeing ‘ten feet’ while using derby thinking skills. Typical length of drill: 15 minutes (two complete run throughs with six participants) Materials needed: Trainer: Tape/cones to mark corners, interval timer (or app),…More