TX HS Referee Training

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TX HS Referee Training

Postby JT Wall » Tue Feb 16, 2010 3:34 pm

As a reminder, the Texas High School Referee training hosted by Water Polo Academy starts today, February 16. This class is the easiest way for officials to fulfill their course requirements for Texas High School games. Referees can register for the course at http://www.waterpoloacademy.com.

Any other information can be found at the TIWPOA website http://sites.google.com/site/tiwpoa

JT Wall
Chair - Texas Interscholastic Water Polo Officials Association

Any officials wishing to referee Texas high school games must meet the criteria listed below:

1) In the prior 12 months attend and pass the following courses given through Water Polo Academy

A) Texas High School Referee certification course (7 day course) (cheapest and easiest option for Texas High School)


B) BOTH the Minor Fouls course AND Major Fouls course (2 * 6 day courses)


C) One of either Advantage, Center, or Review of Fouls courses (6 day course)
NOTE: Both Advantage and Review of Fouls courses have as a prerequisite previous attendance of Minor & Major fouls. The Center course has a prerequisite of the Advantage course. Attendance of any of the higher level courses without meeting prerequisites, will not fulfill the training requirements.

2) Officials must pass the online Texas High School Rules test on http://www.waterpolocentral.com. Officials will be enrolled in the online rules test once they have begun their online training course. Officials that sign up for the Texas High School Referee certification will automatically added to the High School Rules test. Any officials taking alternate courses (Minor/Major fouls) should send an email to [email protected] to have their name added to the enrollment list.

3) Maintain yearly TIWPOA association dues.*

4) Sign and Submit a yearly Officials Code of Conduct form.*

*Membership and Code of Conduct forms are available on the TIWPOA website: http://sites.google.com/site/tiwpoa. Referees may look on the website to see their training, test, and dues status.
JT Wall
Southwest Zone Head Referee
President, Texas Interscholastic Water Polo Officials Association

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Re: TX HS Referee Training

Postby LABertocci » Sat Feb 20, 2010 8:49 pm

Obviously, I have been "lurking" a great deal and sometimes, against my better judgment, posting a comment or two. My summary opinion is that JT Wall has done a SPECTACULAR job in moving the referees in TX, the ones who will be most involved in doing their HS games, forwards in both knowledge and thought-process. I hope ALL of you in TX, and elsewhere, realize the amount of time, energy, expertise, and (most importantly) passion JT is devoting to this effort. If ANY of the referees in these courses does not, at some time, go up to JT Wall, put out a hand, and thank him personally... SHAME ON YOU!

Really. He is an irreplaceable resource. I hope all of you realize how lucky you are.
Loren A. Bertocci
Director, Water Polo Academy

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