Wanna Ref?

Thank you for your interest in officiating Water Polo.

Please understand that USA Water Polo/USAWP (Age Group/Club) and SCAF-WP (High School/JC/NCAA) are completely and distinctly different entities. If you choose to officiate both, you will need to pay both USAWP and SCAF WP registration fees. You will also have to complete both sets of instructional and training requirements.

Please read below.


SCAF-WP administers High School, Junior College and NCAA/NAIA water polo in the Southern California area. High School, Junior College and NCAA/NAIA games are assigned by local area assignors and NCAA Conference assignors.

NEW Referee SCAF-WP Official Instructions

Returning Referee SCAF-WP Official Instructions

SCAF-WP Membership Dues: $100

Assignors Fee: $50 – $110 Per Season (HS Boys and HS Girls are separate seasons)

Rates (Per game)
Varsity $60       FS/JV $25         League/Non-League Contests

Varsity $45       FS/JV $43         Tournament Games

In addition, you will be expected to provide for yourself the following:
– White Pants (Pressed white slacks preferable)
– Collared White Shirt (Preferably pressed)
– White shoes, White belt, Whistle, Ear plugs, Red and Yellow card



USAWP administers age group and club water polo in the Southern California area. Weekend tournaments hosted by Clubs are assigned by USA Water Polo assignors.  Referees wishing to grow and advance should seriously consider officiating USAWP.

NEW Referee USAWP Official Instructions

Returning Referee USAWP Official Instructions

USAWP Registration Fee: $100

(Per game, subtract $1 for assignor fee)
Level 1 $19          Level 2 $24           Level 3 $29           Level 4 $39           Level 5 $49