Welcome Officials!

This page is designed to provide you with all of the necessary information for officiating water polo in the state of Illinois.

IWP assists in the development of our Referees. Tasks range from hosting clinics, assignment to games, award recognition at our Annual Banquet and promoting individuals to the IHSA and USWP Referee Academy. IWP understands the importance of referee development in support of water polo growth throughout the region.

Illinois High School Referees and Officials are evaluated, monitored, and promoted by the IHSA.  If you are interested in becoming an Official, you must first register with the IHSA and pass a standard rules test.

Prior to each High School season, Officials must attend an IHSA Clinic to be eligible for the High School season.

If you would like to become a Referee or wish to recognize or comment on an individual please contact Perry Korbakis at