Eligibility & Non-Discrimination

Skater Eligibility Rules

To represent a nation, a skater must meet one of the following:

  1. Be born in that nation,

  2. Have at least one parent or grandparent of that nationality,

  3. Have acquired that nationality by marriage or naturalization, or

  4. Have resided in that nation for at least 5 years prior to the tournament.


Additionally, a skater must

  1. Meet all minimum skills requirements as set by the WFTDA and recognized by the MRDA.


Coaches and team staff need not meet skater eligibility rules.

Non-Discrimination Policy

The MRDWC follows the MRDA non-discrimination policy for the selection and training process, printed here for completeness:

MRDA, pursuant to its mission of promoting men’s roller derby, does not and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. MRDA does not and will not differentiate between members who identify male and those who identify as a nonbinary gender (including but not limited to genderqueer, transmasculine, transfeminine, and agender) and does not and will not set minimum standards of masculinity for its membership or interfere with the privacy of its members for the purposes of charter eligibility. These activities include, but are not limited to, membership eligibility, disbursement of resources, and eligibility for office. MRDA is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all skaters, officials, volunteers, and fans.

Additionally, teams are not allowed to discriminate on the basis of a skater’s league affiliation.

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One comment on “Eligibility & Non-Discrimination
  1. joel says:

    Greetings I have almost about 9 to 10 months skating last November 29 to play a co.ed. been fine and ok and I would like to continue learning more I am with tijuana roller derby girls,I am forming only the men’s team and also was called tijuana roller derby varonil ,but those who play are inbravukonez roller derby i am fatal crash #82 ,although we are only 4 I would like someone to give us any league a clinic to continue advancing well that’s all I send a big hello to everyone from tijuana

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