Water Polo Canada uses the Officials Training and Certification Program (OTCP) as its officials’ education and development tool. Officials include both referees and minor officials.
The Officials Training and Certification Program (OTCP) made changes back in 2014 for the purpose aligning the referee development system with water polo’s Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) pathway model and with the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) for water polo. The OTCP courses and the requirements for each certification levels are based on the LTAD philosophy of being athlete-centered, coach-driven, and administration/sport science/sponsor-supported.
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Evaluation standards highlights
National Championship Standards
In the National Championship League (NCL), officials need to be at least provincial trained in order to be a referee at these events.
See list of certified Referee Developers
Do not hesitate to contact your Water Polo Provincial Sport Organization (PSO) for more information.
Here is the competency-based OTCP model that is based on the LTAD. Please click here to download the diagram below in PDF format.