12 Facts About WFTDA


On 15 August 2007, the WFTDA announced it had struck a deal with the MavTV network to record, edit and broadcast the 2007 Eastern Regional Tournament as a weekly series of 12 one-hour episodes.

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In September 2007, the WFTDA was admitted to USA Roller Sports as a Class V member — a national amateur roller skating organization — and a WFTDA delegate joined the USARS Board of Directors.

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However, foreseeing continued growth in membership, the WFTDA stated that future developments were likely to include new regional structures alongside the divisional system.

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In November 2015, WFTDA broadened its discrimination protections for gender identity to include transgender women, intersex women, and gender-expansive participants.

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In February 2008, WFTDA announced that leagues from Canada would be eligible for membership.

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In July 2009, the WFTDA announced the new WFTDA Apprentice Program for aspiring member leagues, replacing its traditional membership application process.

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In June 2010, the WFTDA announced the first round of Apprentice league graduates, and the intention to form two new regions outside of the United States.

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In 2013 WFTDA changed ranking systems from a regional, poll-based format released quarterly to a system based on the competitive ranking of teams using game results.

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In 2017, the WFTDA adjusted the Division system and reduced the number of Playoff tournaments.

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In February 2019, the WFTDA announced it was replacing the Apprentice Program with a new New Member Program.

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WFTDA ruleset is used by all WFTDA leagues, as well as MRDA and JRDA leagues.

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MRDA and WFTDA have worked together on developing the rules since 2014, and since 2017 have worked on a modified version of the rules for junior leagues.

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