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ROLLER DERBY Official Timeout

ROLLER DERBY Official Timeout

By Katie Slattery
Welcome to Official Timeout with Ovary Actor! Here you can listen to me read the rules of flat track Roller derby, discuss casebook scenarios, and go wherever else this podcast may take us!
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SEASON TWO - WOO HOO! WFTDA's Strategic Plan!
HI! I'm back! FINALLY! 2020, am I right? In this episode, I sing you a song to kick off season 2, then I read to you the WFTDA Strategic Plan for 2020-2023... I don't know about you, but I'm pretty darn excited to be a part of this amazing sport!  You can follow me on Instagram @ Ovary_Actor You can reach out to me via email:  Get your LIVES BEFORE LACES Mask here: Here are links to all the resources I promised throughout the show:  WFTDA COVID-19 Resources: World Health Organization: WFTDA Strategic Plan: WFTDA Forfeit Policy: Email for Sanctioning:
November 14, 2020
WFTDA rules quiz
This episode has been in draft since January 19! Oh dear!
October 26, 2020
Test Your Knowledge!
This episode is strictly the questions and answers to the WFTDA Skater Rules Test without all the chit chat. If you want to hear me talk about each question as I go through it, check out the previous episodes. ' You can find the test by going to Here's what Not So Suave has to say:  "You're doing alright, Kid"
January 20, 2020
Episode 23: Skater Rules Test Review PART 2
Here are the links to the WFTDA rules test and answer keys: Here's what Not So Suave has to say: "Pear"
January 18, 2020
Episode 22: WFTDA Skater Rules Test Review! PART 1
In this episode, Ovary Actor reads the WFTDA rules test and discusses the answers. The test and answer key can be found online here:  TEST: ANSWERS: Here's what Not So Suave has to say: "This is cool."
January 15, 2020
Roller Derby: Episode 20 - Section 5.1-5.4 - Staffing, Duties, Communication, and Assessing Penalities
Oh boy! We made it to 20 episodes! yay! In this episode, Ovary talks about Officiating and staffing. She also discovers that her most recent podcast was posted with no audio! woopsie!  You should definitely check out her instagram Ovary_Actor to see an epic apex jump. Here's what Not So Suave has to say: "Ovary. You should link to that epic game. that's a serious apex jump" Okay, Suave! here's the link! As Promised! Here are the lyrics to my parody of Last Kiss:  Where oh where can my pivot be? Take this helmet cover away from me I’ve got it in my hand, I’d like to be good By completing the star pass as the rules say i should I rolled out on my skates with my jammer star The score is neck to neck- it’s really bizarre There on the track, straight ahead The blocker wall is stopping me dead I couldn’t whip, so I look to my right, However to get to my pivot in sight? I’m screamin' for help, I can’t get through the pack I need my pivot to complete a star pass. Where oh where can my pivot be? Take this helmet cover away from me I’ve got it in my hand, I’d like to be good By completing the star pass as the rules say i should We must stay up, in play, and in bounds, The ref’s calling penalties all round, Feeling the burn, deep in my thighs, And somehow I found my pivot stripe, I waved at her head, she rushed to me and said, “Give me the cover for a little while!” I did not throw, so I won’t ruin this, This pivot-jammer metamorphosis. We’re both in bounds and I know we’re both upright And the jammer status goes to pivot tonight! Where oh where can my pivot be? Take this helmet cover away from me I’ve got it in my hand, I’d like to be good By completing the star pass as the rules say i should 
November 11, 2019
ROLLER DERBY: Section 4.5- Fouling out and Expulsions
In this Episode, Ovary Actor discusses section 4.5 of the WFTDA rules and casebook. You can find these rules at Here's what Not So Suave has to say:  "Yep, that's what happens when a skater gets too many penalties."
September 19, 2019
Roller Derby: Section 4.4.1 & 4.4.2 - Penalty Enforcement for Blockers and Jammers
In this episode, Ovary Actor goes over the way penalties are enforced for both blockers and jammers and she reads the casebook scenarios associated with these rules.  Here's what Not So Suave has to say: "I do not envy the Penalty Box Timers. God Bless them! I think they have one of the most complicated officiating positions there is."
September 12, 2019
Learn about how penalties are enforced is this episode of Official Timeout! section 4.4 of the WFTDA rulebook.  Here's what Not So Suave has to say: "I'm shocked that Ovary Actor hasn't plugged her artwork instagram, @ThatSlatteryGirl, yet." 
September 5, 2019
ROLLER DERBY: Section 4.3 - Penalties for Unsporting Conduct (Misconduct)
In this episode Ovary Actor discusses section 4.3 of the WFTDA rulebook regarding Misconduct.  Ovary is also thinking that Wednesdays will be a better day for her to launch each new podcast.  Here's what Not So Suave has to say: "Ya know, I'm really impressed with your dedication to this whole thing. You're good at talking, so I'm not surprised."
August 29, 2019
Section 4.2.4: Other Illegal Procedures
In this episode Ovary Actor discusses the importance of keeping our things to ourselves and how to ensure the game play happens smoothly and legally.  Here's what Not so Suave has to say: "Why don't you ask Skruff for quotes from now on?... uh... I guess I could say that I hope you are having a good day..." Thanks, Suave! I AM having a good day!  Here is a link to the Power through the Fourth Whistle podcast I referenced:
August 19, 2019
Roller Derby Section 4.2.3: Interfering with the Flow of the Game Penalties
In this episode, Ovary Actor discusses penalties associated with the interference with the flow of the game.  Here's what Not So Suave has to say: "Ovary.... I haven't had time to listen to your podcasts yet. I don't know why you keep asking me for a quote."
August 12, 2019
Roller Derby: Section 4.2.2 Gaining Position (2 of 2)
in this episode, Ovary Actor discusses the remaining casebook scenarios associated with rule 4.2.2 in the WFTDA rulebook. These have to do with all the rules and scenarios associated with Gaining Position.  Here's what Not So Suave has to say:  "I don't like it when Ovary directs musicals because it takes up all her time and she misses a lot of practice"
July 29, 2019
Roller Derby Section 4.2.2 Gaining Position (Part 1 of 2)
In this episode, Ovary Actor discusses the rule in section 4.2.2 of the WFTDA rulebook associated with gaining position, also known as cutting the track. She begins the casebook scenario, but her voice is giving out on her, so she'll read the rest of the casebook scenarios B-M on the next episode.  here's what Not So Suave has to say: "She does a lot of talking, but most of what she has to say is pretty interesting, even if it is irrelevant. "
July 8, 2019
Roller Derby Section 4.2: Game Structure Penalties & 4.2.1 Illegal Positioning
Ovary Actor realizes that she forgot to properly publish last Monday's episode! She's doing her very best, guys! whomp whomp! Here's what Not So Suave has to say: "That figures."
July 1, 2019
Roller Derby Section 4.1.4 Multi Player Blocks
In this mini-episode, Ovary goes over the rule regarding Multi player blocks. Not So Suave is unavailable for comment on this episode. 
June 17, 2019
Roller Derby: Other Illegal Contact Section 4.1.3
Ovary Actor reads the rules and casebook scenarios from section 4.1.3 regarding Other Illegal Contact Not so Suave refused to provide a comment on this episode. 
June 10, 2019
Roller Derby Penalties Section 4.1.2 Impact with an Illegal Blocking Zone
In this episode, Ovary covers what happens if you use your body in an unsafe or illegal way when blocking an opponent in the sport of roller derby!!! Here's what Not So Suave has to say!:  "I feel very awkward when you speak in French with my girlfriend. What are you guys saying?" Je ne sais pas, Suave! Merci Beaucoup! 
June 3, 2019
Roller Derby Penalties Section Contact Penalties 4.1.1 Impact to an Illegal Target Zone
Ovary Actor talks about some of the penalties that occur in roller derby. She also has a SURPRISE SONG for you at the end! What?! Here's what Not So Suave has to say: "I've never heard Ovary use the word 'flagrant' as much as she has this past week. It's getting to be a bit extreme." 
May 27, 2019
Roller Derby Gameplay 2.5 Passing & 3. Scoring
Ovary continues her discussion of the WFTDA rules. In this episode she  finishes Gameplay 2.5 Passing, and makes it all the way through section 3. Scoring,  Ovary also challenges you all to play two truths and a lie! can you guess which is the lie??? 1. Ovary's grandmother was one of the first Miss America's.  2. Ovary accidently shot an 8 point deer.  3. Ovary played a ukulele solo at Red Rock Amphitheater.  Email your answers to comment on her post on her instagram page: Ovary_actor or send her a voice memo through your podcast app!  Here's what Suave thinks:  "I honestly wouldn't put any of these things past you. You're full of surprises." Thanks, Suave! I've never been accused of being boring, that's for sure!!!
May 20, 2019
Roller Derby Gameplay 2.3- 2.4 Engagement Zone and Pack & Target/Blocking Zones
In this episode, Ovary will discuss section 2.3 -2.4 of the WFTDA rulebook regarding Engagement Zone and Pack, & Target Zones and Blocking Zones! WOO HOO!  Here's what Not So Suave has to say:  "I hope one day you find a guy willing to enter the engagement zone with you... for my own sanity, I hope you do..."
May 13, 2019
Oh no! Technology Vs. Ovary
OOPSIE DOOPSIE!! Bear with me...s’il vous plait!
May 13, 2019
Roller Derby 2.1 & 2.2 of Gameplay - Track, Position, & Star Pass
Ovary goes over sections 2.1 & 2.2 of the WFTDA rulebook along with the casebook scenarios associated with those sections. This includes: The track, Positions, and The Star Pass!  This podcast is AMAZING! But don't take our word for it, here’s what fellow referee, Not So Suave, has to say:  “Are you seriously going to ask me for a quote every time you do a new episode?! I haven’t even listened to it yet! I'm sure it's great.”
May 6, 2019
Roller Derby Summary / Game Parameters & Safety
In this episode, Ovary goes through the Summary of the WFTDA rule book and she also covers Section 1: Game Parameters & Safety. She also receives a "butt dial" from her mother.  Here's what fellow referee, Not So Suave, has to say about this podcast:  "It's as though she does this for fun. Who talks about rules for fun? That seems very strange to me." 
April 29, 2019
Roller Derby Glossary (Part 2 of 2)
Ovary Actor continues discussing the glossary terms found in the WFTDA rulebook.  Here's what critics have to say:  "Wow, you're always up to something!" - Ovary's Father "Have you really gotten used to people calling you 'Ovary'?" - Ovary's Mother
April 22, 2019
Roller Derby Glossary (1 of 2)
In this episode, Ovary Actor breaks down the terms found in the WFTDA Glossary. Here’s what critics have to say:  "Ovary Actor has taught me more than I wanted to know... " -Not So Suave, Referee "Ovary Actor sure has that special... something." - "Hyde Ho Hit-Her, Coach (Acadiana Roller Derby) "She's cool." - You're In Treble, Referee
April 18, 2019
Roller Derby Official Timeout with Ovary Actor TRAILER!
Hi! I'm Ovary Actor. I'm a referee for the Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA). In this podcast I'll go over the rules of roller derby in a way that is fun and entertaining! I'll also discuss any and all other derby related things that come up along the way! 
April 18, 2019