Meet Our Officials
Officials are a huge part of derby game, and we love our Dayton Zoo!
Gem City is lucky to have head officials who take the idea of officials training seriously. Most weeks, they hold an hour-long training session during scrimmages, practicing their skills. The Officials behave professionally and impartially, so you will never see them cheering one team over the other, and they work hard during the bouts — no time to chat or relax. Like skaters, Officials often choose their own derby name.
Referees keep our game safe and fair. You'll see 6-7 of these striped, wheel-bearing whistle blowers at each bout. Here are a few of our dedicated referees:
Non-Skating Officials (NSOs) — you see them at every bout wearing solid black (used to be pink!). NSOs run the scoreboard, track penalties, and so much more. You will often see skaters not rostered for a bout working as an NSO. Here are a few of our dedicated NSOs: