Southern Pacific Zone
   of USA Water Polo 

How To Referee


Brand New Referees:

1. Register with USA Water Polo as a "Referee" or "Referee/Coach" Member. Click here to register.

2. Register with USA Water Referee Association (www.arbitersports.com). Registration with USAWPR is free and is mandatory for consideration to USA Water Polo Sanctioned Event Assignments.

3. Register for and pass the "Basic Certification Tutorial" course, along with the associated test. Make sure to also review the additional rule interpetations and other instructional material prior to taking the test. Click here to register. 

4. Contact your Zone Head Referee to complete the required practical component and/or observation. SOPAC Zone Head Referee- Steve Redding sredding@ups.com

5.Once you complete your "on deck" observation you are certified as a "Rookie-Level 1" Referee and subject to assignment criteria and limits set forth by your Zone.

6. To achieve "Full Level 1 Certification" please consult your Zone Head Referee for practical criteria.


Returning Referees:

1. Register with USA Water Polo as a "Referee" or "Referee/Coach" Member. Click here to register.

2. Register for and pass the "Basic Certification Tutorial" class, along with the associated rules test. Click here to register.

OR

Attend and successfully complete a USAWPR Referee School and any testing required. These schools will be offered in conjunction with USAWP and ODP events throughout the country. A schedule of USAWPR Referee Schools will be posted here.

3. Contact your Zone Head Referee to complete the required "practical" portion of your re-certification and advancement requirements. Complete Level Certification Criteria is posted on the usawaterpolo.org website. WANNAREF.pdf

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