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FAQ - Birth Date Verification

Who has to complete the birth date verification?
Why is USA Water Polo implementing this process?
What happens to my uploaded document after the birth date verification process?
I coach in National Championship events; do I need to complete the birth date verification?
How long does this process take?
Do I have to complete this process each year?
What are the USA Water Polo National Championship Events?
For families with more than one child...
Why is there a $5.00 fee?
If you do not have computer/internet access...
What are the acceptable forms of identification documents?

>> Who has to complete the birth date verification?
Athlete members who will participate in a National Championship event. Coaches and/or referees who also wish to participate as an athlete member in a National Championship event must also complete the verification.

>> Why is USA Water Polo implementing this process?
The decision to implement this verification is based on the desire to provide a safe and fair playing environment for all athletes that participate in a USAWP event. Not only to prevent ineligible athletes from participating but also to eliminate the need for athletes to carry proof of birth date at tournaments. There are countless passports and birth certificates misplaced and/stolen at tournaments. Coaches are worried about carrying notebooks with athletes' personal information and parents are hesitant to send documents that may be lost

>> What happens to my uploaded document after the birth date verification process?
Once your information has been processed, your uploaded document (birth certificate, passport, or other) is purged from the USAWP system completely. Please note that birth certificates uploaded to the system are used for birth date verification only.

>> I coach in National Championship events; do I need to complete the birth date verification?
You only need to complete the birth date verification if you will be participating as an athlete in a National Championship event. If you will just be coaching, you do not need to complete this process.

>> How long does this process take?
This process can take up to 7 days to receive results. Current turnaround time is 2-3 days, but we recommend all athletes complete this process right away should you wish to participate in a National tournament at a later time.

>> Do I have to complete this process each year?
No, this is a one-time process. Once your birth date has been verified, it will be saved within your membership account.

>> What are the USA Water Polo National Championship Events?
The National Championships currently include the following:

  • Regional Junior Olympic Qualifiers
  • National Junior Olympics
  • Champions Cup
  • Rocktober PCA 12&Under Classic
  • Masters Nationals

>> For families with more than one child...
You will have to complete the verification process for EACH child.

>> Why is there a $5.00 fee?
The one-time verification fee is charged to cover the cost of the service and ensure efficient turnaround.

ALTERNATIVE OPTIONS

>> If you do not have computer/internet access...
If you do not have access to a computer or prefer to submit the verification form directly to USAWP Membership office, please complete the Birth Date Verification Application Get Acrobat Reader & return with payment to:
USA Water Polo - Membership
2124 Main Street, Suite 240
Huntington Beach, CA 92648

There is an additional $5 processing fee for those that submit a paper application to USA Water Polo. There is no processing fee to apply online - please follow instructions above.

>> What are the acceptable forms of identification documents?
The two acceptable forms of identification required must consist of one from List A and one from List B below:

List A - a color copy of any government-issued photo ID (i.e. driver's license, identification card), government-issued passport, OR current elementary, middle or high school ID card with photo (for those without a driver's license or government-issued ID)

List B - copy of certification of birth abroad, certification of report of birth, U.S. birth certificate, Native American tribal document OR similar documents.

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