Photo ID Check
USA Water Polo has implemented a photo ID check at all sanctioned events to guarantee all members participating are current USAWP members and are eligible to participate.
Single Game - 15 minutes prior to start of game
Tournament - Immediately after previous game ends
Camp/Clinic - Before the getting into the water
Other - Use best judgment
1.) Coach(es) will have athletes available at check-in time determined by official on deck.
2.) Coach to provide copy of team roster to officials. Roster will be given to desk and will be attached to official scoresheet. It will not be returned.
3.) Participants (including coaches & team managers) should line up on pool deck in numerical order with acceptable form* of photo ID in hand.
4.) Referee will call each athlete and coach forward to begin participant check-in. Referee should match the picture with the participant as they are called forward. If picture is not very easily recognizable (as determined by the ref) please ask participant to confirm date-of-birth.
If picture is not recognizable at all, member will not be able to participate in that game until they can provide a proper photo ID. The athlete must provide their assigned cap to the scoring table until they are able to show proper photo identification.
If NO picture is on ID and athlete is 12 years old or younger, a parent must show their ID to vouch for the member. Parent should also confirm date of birth of the athlete with the official.
If no picture is on ID and member is OVER the age of 12, they will not be able to participate in that game until they can provide a photo ID. The athlete must provide their assigned cap to the desk until they are able to show proper photo identification. Parents ID voucher will not suffice.
If ID does not match player on roster, or no photo ID is provided, member will not be able to participate even if you personally know them. The member cannot be added back to the roster until they can provide a clear, acceptable form of photo ID. The athlete must give their assigned cap to the scoring table until a proper form of photo identification is received and accepted. If this occurs during the course of play, member is to check in with the scoring table during the next quarter break. Compliance is mandatory. Any violation is subject to immediate disqualification.
*Acceptable forms of ID (headshot photos must be clear)
- Driver's License
- State - or Government-Issued Identification Card
- USA Water Polo Membership ID (permanent or temporary; temp available online)
- School-Issued ID