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.
Water Polo Saskatchewan requires the following for referees in Saskatchewan:
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:
1. REGIONAL REFEREEING COURSE:
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.
2. PROVINCIAL REFEREEING COURSE:
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
(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 email@example.com 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
|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 firstname.lastname@example.org to register for this course.
Community League & Provincials - Contact Jake at email@example.com to sign up
|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: