USA Roller Sports (USARS), formerly the United States Amateur Confederation of Roller Skating, is the national governing body of competitive roller sports in the United States. It is recognized by the International Roller Sports Federation (FIRS) and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC).
USA Roller Sports has sponsored amateur roller skating competitions at the regional and national level since 1937, and has been the United States representative for the International Federation of Roller Sports (FIRS) since 1972. The organization exercises jurisdiction over matters pertaining to the participation of United States roller skaters in international competition, including existing or potential Pan American Games and Olympic Games participation.
USARS is dedicated to creating, enhancing and conducting the best competitions and programs for roller sports. We instill the drive to win and be the absolute best… in sport and in life.
To learn more about USA Roller Sports, visit the official site at: www.teamusa.org/usa-roller-sports
About USARS Roller Derby
Since the formation of the first modern Roller Derby leagues, more than 10 years ago, USARS has been providing membership and insurance services to the Roller Derby community in the United States. During the early years, these services were provided without a formal designation, under the "aggressive" category.
In 2010, the USARS Board of Directors approved the sport as an official discipline and initiated the development of a formal Roller Derby program. Later that year, USARS petitioned the International Federation of Roller Sports (FIRS) to include Roller Derby as an official discipline at the international level. FIRS approved the proposal and, with it, gave our sport the possibility of being included in the World Games, the Pan-American Games, and potentially the Olympic Games.
The USARS Roller Derby Sport Committee was formed in 2011, and was given the responsibility to develop and grow the recently created USARS Roller Derby program. The primary goal of the Committee, which comprises members of the Roller Derby community, is to create an efficient model for the sport to grow in all directions under a very open and inclusive atmosphere. Their plan defines initiatives that remove any restrictions based on gender (female, male, co-ed), style (flat, banked) or level (junior, novice, advanced), and that contain a clear recognition that every individual who is involved with Roller Derby is important (players, coaches, officials, announcers, fans, etc.).