What's a Jammer? How do you score points? There are a few things you should know to get up to speed with the greatest sport on eight wheels.
Who's On The Track
JAMMER See that star on the helmet? This is the jammer. Jammers are the only ones who can score points for their team. Watch to see which team’s jammer gets through the pack first, making that skater the "lead jammer" which can be a big strategic advantage.
PIVOT This is skater who has the stripe on their helmet. They control the speed of the pack and decides which plays the pack will run. The Pivot can also take over as Jammer if the Jammer hands their helmet cover to the Pivot. This is called a "Star Pass."
BLOCKERS These are the other three skaters that make up the pack. Blockers try to block the opposing team's Jammer, making it difficult if not impossible for them to score, while simultaneously creating holes in the opposing team's defense to allow their Jammer through.