For information about Minor Officials, head over to our Minor Officials page.


Referees are essential in water polo to enforce rules and maintain fair play, ensuring the game remains competitive and safe for all players. Their impartial decisions help prevent disputes and maintain the integrity of the sport. 

We greatly value our referees in Saskatchewan and highly encourage all members, especially athletes and coaches, to participate in these courses. Learning about the rules of water polo, regardless of if you are officiating a game, is very valuable.


WPS Refereeing Requirements/Certification

Water Polo Saskatchewan requires the following for referees in Saskatchewan:

  1. Refereeing course appropriate for your refereeing level (Regional/Provincials)
  2. Registration with your Saskatchewan club



Referee Courses

Water Polo Saskatchewan provides Official Courses for its members in the Fall when clubs have expressed interest. There are 2 main refereeing levels that we host here in Saskatchewan:


The Regional Referee course is for referees who will officiate for regional and provincial events. See the WPC Regional Referee Training and Certification Pathway for more information.


The Provincial Referee course is for referees who will officiate at provincial levels with some training at National level competitions. See the WPC Provincial Referee Training and Certification Pathway for more information.





Community Referee Course

Fall 2023

(This course will be delivered in-person over two days, listed below. Individual participants will be contacted after registration to be given further information on resources needed for course completion.)


Official level: Community (officiates Community level events, such as CL & Provincials events)

Recommended for: Any member who has not previously taken a referee course

Age Minimum: 14 years of age at as of June 31, 2024

Facilitators: Lily Olson

Dates: Nov 4th, 2023 from 8am-3:30pm (Classroom) & Nov 25th, 2023 from 4-8pm (Practical)

Fee: $50 to pay by credit card at the time of registration. **Athletes who are registered in a provincial center program (HC, or HSE) have this fee included in the registration fee for the centre. Contact Taylor at for a promo code.

Log into your club's registration portal and find the course under Camp & Clinic Registration.
Not associated with a club? Use the WPS portal: Water Polo Saskatchewan Registration Portal
1. Login using the same username and password as for your respective club.
2. Select "Community Referee Course"
3. Complete all waivers and payment.
Deadline to register: October 31st, 2023

Provincial Referee Course

Fall 2023

Official level: Provincial (NCL 17U once they are 18 and certified)

Recommended for: Any Community level referee looking to increase their knowledge and wanting to officiate at a higher level.

Age Minimum: 16 years of age as of December 31st, 2023

Facilitators: Evan Andrews

Dates: October 12th & 13th, 2023 

Fee: $50 to pay by credit card at the time of registration. **Athletes who are registered in a provincial center program (HC, or HSE) have this fee included in the registration fee for the centre. 

Contact Taylor at to register for this course.


Signing Up for Refereeing

Community League & Provincials - Contact Jake at to sign up




Fina Rulebook

FINA is a federation that develops aquatic sports around the world and provides definitions of rules for these sports. Referees and officials should have some background knowledge of the basic water polo rules. Please refer to the most updated water polo rules released by FINA here

How to use the RAMP Assigning app


Process for Official Game Assignment sign-up:


A. Download the RAMP Assigning app from your app store.

B. "Create a RAMP Assigning Account" and Login (this is differen than your RAMP Team or RAMP Gamsheet accounts).

C. "Request Access" from the "Clubs" tab at the bottom right of your screen.

D. Once you have been granted access to the assignor website, you will receive an email confirmation. You will then be able to:

  1. Sign up for "Open Games"
  2. See your scheduled "Games"
  3. Update your "Available Days" for future assigning of WPS hosted events.



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