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.
New Rules for 2021
New rules for the NFHS Rules have been approved. They can be found here – https://www.nfhs.org/articles/high-school-water-polo-rules-changes-address-risk-minimization-pace-of-play-more-scoring-options/
Virtual Training Videos:
Here are some training videos some of them from state tournament games some of you may have seen some of these at the clinics. We will be adding more of these as we go and when the season resumes next year so we can reference them to help us in training and us getting better.