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Referee Development Program

Want to become a referee?

Becoming a water polo official in Canada is very easy. Click here for more information on the Officials Training Certification Program and sign up for one of our workshops below.

Looking for a referee?

If you are looking for a referee for your upcoming league, scrimmage or tournament please contact willy@bcwp.ca

 

Courses Descriptions

Regional Referee Course

The Regional Referee course is an entry level referee education program into the competition stream.  People entering this course should have some prior water polo experience as a player, coach, minor official, or Community Referee.  The Regional Referee course is designed for athletes in the Technical Foundations (male 9-12 and female 8-11), Competitive Foundations (male 12-16 and female 11-15), and the Active for Life (all ages) pathways.  Athletes and coaches are receiving their first exposure to organized and structured competition.  The type of competition for the Regional Referee is regional and provincial events.

The Regional Referee involves training in the basic rules of water polo, and training as a minor official.  The Regional Referee is taught to apply age appropriate FINA rules based on the growth and development principles, and the purpose of competition, of the stage of development of LTAD. 

 

The Regional Referee will be considered “trained” after completion of a training workshop, which involves theory and practical training.  Once the referee completes the training workshop, he/she must complete the evaluation process in order to receive the status of “certified”.  Evaluation requires the completion of an online exam, 20 hours of refereeing (scrimmages or games), and 3 evaluations.  Professional development is encouraged at this level, and referees will be required to maintain their certification every 2 years by remaining active.

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Provincial Referee Course

The Provincial Referee course is an entry level referee education program into the National competition program.  People entering this course must have water polo experience as a player, coach, or Regional Referee.  Referees are expected to already possess knowledge of the basic rules of water polo. 

 

The Provincial Referee course is designed for athletes Competitive Foundations (male 12-16 and female 11-15), Training to Compete (male 16-19+/- and female 15-18+/-), and the Active for Life (15+) pathways.  The Provincial Referee will be officiating a wide variety of experienced athletes and coaches at the Provincial and National levels.

The Provincial Referee involves training in the advanced rules of water polo.  The Provincial Referee is taught to apply age appropriate FINA rules based on the growth and development principles, and the purpose of competition, of the stage of development of LTAD.  The Provincial Referee will be considered “trained” after completion of a training workshop, which involves theory and practical training.  Once the referee completes the training workshop, he/she must complete the evaluation process in order to receive the status of “certified”.  Evaluation requires the completion of an online exam, 30 hours of refereeing (scrimmages or games), and 6 evaluations.  Professional Development is encouraged at this level, and referees will be required to maintain their certification every 2 years by remaining active.

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National Referee Course

The National Referee course, also refereed to as the Water Polo Canada Referee School, is the top level training and professional development program Water Polo Canada offers its officials. People entering this course must have water polo experience as a player, coach, and Provincial Referee, or are maintaining their National Referee certification.  Referees are expected to already possess knowledge of the advanced and specific rules of water polo.

 

The National Referee course is designed for athletes in the Training to Compete (male 16-19+/- and female 15-18+/-) and Training to Perform (male 19-25+/- and female 18-23+/-) pathways.  The National Referee will be officiating a wide variety of experienced athletes and coaches at the National level.

The National Referee course involves training in the advanced and specific rules of water polo.  The National Referee is taught to apply age appropriate FINA rules based on the growth and development principles, and the purpose of competition, of the stage of development of LTAD.  The National Referee will be considered “trained” after completion of a training workshop, which involves theory and practical training.  Once the referee completes the training workshop, he/she must complete the evaluation process in order to receive the status of “certified”.  Evaluation requires the completion of an online exam, 40 hours of refereeing (scrimmages or games), and 6 evaluations.  Professional development is encouraged at this level, and referees will be required to maintain their certification every 2 years by remaining active.  Referees must attend the Water Polo Canada Referee School at least once every 4 years as professional development.

Registration:

This course is ONLY offered by Water Polo Canada. For more information please contact Water Polo Canada.

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Referee Evaluators

Here is a list of current referee evaluators in BC as of August 2017

  • Ian Mitchell (regional, provincial, national)

  • Rick Valouche (regional, provincial, national)

  • Calin Lucus (regional, provincial)

  • Levente Mady (regional, provincial)

  • Gabor Toth (regional, provincial)

  • Lars Yunker (regional)

Regional Referee Learning Facilitators

Here is a list of current Regional Referee Learning Facilitators in BC as of August 2017

  • Gabor Toth

  • Shanan D’Souza

  • Alexis Vozza

  • Ian Mitchell

  • Ferenc Vindisch

Provincial Referee Learning Facilitators

Here is a list of current Provincial Referee Learning Facilitators in BC as of August 2017

  • Gabor Toth

  • Ian Mitchell

  • Ferenc Vindisch

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