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Strong Athletic Official Shirts

We're re-releasing this design for the holidays in small-batch quantities. If we've already sold out of the size you wanted, we recommend grabbing the next size up or down so you don’t miss out on this batch.
Looking for a roller derby shirt that is specifically for officials and refs? After many requests came in for the perfect gift for a derby referee, we decided to make the Strong Athletic Official shirt. Derby officials make playing roller derby possible. If you're a flat track or bank track derby ref, thank you! We make print this design on a crew neck t-shirt and on a racerback tank.

About the Strong Athletic Official Shirts for Roller Derby Refs 

Strong Athletic was created within the sport of roller derby.  SA founder Nadia Kean, aka Smarty Pants, used to play roller derby for the Texas Rollergirls of the WFTDA and for TXRD Lonestar Rollergirls. Nadia has first hand knowledge of how important on-skates officials and non-skating officials (NSOs) are to roller derby and the sport could essentially not be played safely or accurately without them. 

Like all the people involved with roller derby, officials do not have a paid position, which means that they officiate games because they love the sport. We had many officials ask us to make a shirt that was specific to them and so we created this shirt as a nod to all of their hard work and expertise. We also think it makes the perfect appreciation gift for officials from derby leagues. What better way to tell your officials "thank you" than buying them an epic Strong Athletic Official shirt? If you are an officiator for any sport, and especially roller derby, thank you!

This shirt comes in two styles: a t-shirt and a tank top. The crew neck tee is made by Bella Canvas, style number 3001CVC and the full length racerback tank is also made by Bella Canvas, style number 8430. 

The words "Strong Athletic Official" are printed in white ink on the black fabric on the front, the Strong athletic logo is printed on both the front and the back. 

The design of this shirt is based on the original "Strong Athletic Woman" design created by Cristen Perks. The Strong Athletic logo was designed and created by Angel Ortega of Garzig Designs in Austin, Texas. This shirt is screen printed by hand in Austin, Texas by Amanda at the Artists Screen Printing Coop.

Want to learn the rules of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA)? They can be found here. Want to learn the rules for Bank Track Roller Derby? There are a few rule sets. We recommend you search for TXRD Lonestar Rollergirls and the Derby Dolls, which are a few of the bank track leagues that were part of the revival of the sport that happened in 2001. 







Did you know that Strong Athletic has a 100% satisfaction policy? If you don't like the fit or look of the product once you receive it or your product is damaged, you can exchange it for another product or return it, as long as it is in the exact condition it was in when you received it. (So don't let your cat wear it after you try it on if you're going to return it). If after the first wash all of the ink washes out or the hem unravels, or there is any other obvious defect in the quality of your item, you can exchange your item or receive a full refund. Email us at for any or all issues.