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)

Please visit the CIFSS site, page 145 for high school fees.

For other areas, visit their site and contact your assignor for college level fees.

In addition, you will be expected to provide for yourself the following:
– White Pants (Pressed white slacks)
– Collared White Shirt (Preferably pressed)
– White shoes, White belt, Whistle, Watch, 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.

Visit the USAWP Referee Association page for information on how to officiate USAWP games.

USAWP Registration Fee: $100

Contact your area assignor for information on game fees.