Like all other sports, officials are required to run the game and keep it fair. The officials are comprised of both skating (referees) and non-skating officials (NSO’s for short). The referees are further categorized as head, jammer, outside pack, and inside pack referees. The NSO positions include head NSO, jam timer, penalty tracker, penalty box timer, penalty box manager, inside whiteboard, outside whiteboard, scorekeeper, lineup tracker, and wrangler.

SVRG loves our officials, as they are not only crucial to hosting home bouts, but we rely on them to help us during scrimmages at practice and to answer all our crazy questions about rules.

We are always on the lookout for more skating and non-skating officials- no experience necessary, we will train you! If interested in joining our zebra crew, write to

Photo credit to Arne Dietrich.