2019 High School Season

On Saturday, August 3rd, the Ohio Water Polo Referees Association will be hosting our annual training clinic. This time is set aside for our organization to go over expectations, discuss rule changes, discuss new points of emphasis, and take the rules test in a collaborative setting. Please forward to anyone interested in refereeing this year.

Who: Ohio Water Polo Referees and Coaches
Date: Saturday, August 3, 2019
Time: 8:30am – 2:00pm
Location: Butler Tech Educational Resource Center3605 Hamilton-Middletown RoadHamilton, Ohio 45011Lower Level

8:30-9:00 – Catching up / Saying Hello
9:00-10:00 – Updates, OWPA, Bylaws, Constitution, Policies & Procedures
10:00-10:15 – Break
10:15-11:00 – Points of Emphasis
11:00-12:45 – Videos / Discussion / Collaboration
12:45-1:00 – Break
1:00-2:00 – Test

You’re all invited to attend and be a part of the referee development. If you know of anyone who might be interested in refereeing, please feel free to forward this.  This event is for referees and coaches only. 
After our clinic, the referees are invited back to my house for a cook-out and some pops. 
Please RSVP using the following link: https://forms.gle/QHNetBWEupbWKKgS9
We are looking forward to another great season of Ohio High School Water Polo.

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NFHS Rules Point of Emphasis

The High School Rule Book has updated points of emphasis for 2018 – 2020. They can be round on our referee resources page or you can follow a direct link from here


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New Article – Plight of the Referee

Interesting article on why referees are yelled at so often. From a coaches perspective. Interesting read for anyone involved in water polo. Go to the Coach –> articles page.

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CWPA Championship Assignment

Congratulations to Greg Sanchez for being selected to referee at the CWPA DIII Championships. Read the full article from the CWPA by clicking here

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USA Water Polo Awards

Congratulations to Ohio’s Eli Fellers for winning the Top Referee award in the Cadet Division at the girls ODP Championships!

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