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Director of Officials, Patrick Clarin


MWPA Officials Evaluation Form

MWPA Incident Report.  Please fill out no later that 24 hours after the incident.

2017-2018 NFHS Rule Changes Summary can be downloaded here:  2017-2018 Rule Changes

Michigan high school water polo contests are played using the National Federation of High Schools (NFHS) Water Polo Rules, which are published in the back of the Swimming and Diving Rules book.

These rules are not published online. You may order the Water Polo Rules Book from

Water Polo Uniform Rules 2016-2017 can be found here: Water Polo Uniform Rules 2016-2017

2016-2017 Water Polo Officials Signals can be found here: 2016-2017 Water Polo Signals (pdf)

Downloadable Water Polo Scoresheet can be found here: Water Polo scoresheet (blank pdf)

Sample Water Polo Scoreseet can be found here: Scoresheet sample (pdf)

Working the Water Polo Desk can be found here: Working the Water Polo Desk (pdf)

Call for Officials!

We would like to have more referees available to officiate high school competition. If you are interested in becoming an official, please contact the Director of Officials to learn how.

Compensation for Officials

The details of officials compensation can be found here: MWPA Policies document.

The Director of Officials

The Director of Officials is your resource for information about officiating in Michigan – to request a referee clinic in your area, to voice your suggestions on improving the Referees area of the MWPA website, and for any other questions about refereeing or the playing rules. Please contact him for your further officiating needs.

MWPA Relationship with Officials

The Michigan Water Polo Association (MWPA) serves referees by offering training clinics, by establishing playing rules and any approved modifications for all participants, and by assigning officials for the District, Regional, and State Championship Tournaments. Neither MWPA nor any of its officers employ officials in any capacity. Referees are hired (generally as independent contractors) by host institutions for each contest, which are responsible for payment. In some circumstances, other individuals or groups may serve to assign referees to games or league schedules.