CWPA to Host Referee Forum & Administrative Meeting on June 18-20 at Villanova University

CWPA to Host Referee Forum & Administrative Meeting on June 18-20 at Villanova University

Campus Map of Villanova University (PDF)

BRIDGEPORT, Pa. -- The Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) will host its annual Officiating Forum this weekend at Villanova University on June 18-19.  Among a select group of educational officiating opportunities provided in collegiate water polo, the forum will feature presentations from NCAA Coordinator of Officials Dr. Bob Corb, along with discussion among the league's officiating crew.

In addition, the league will host a women's varsity Division I/II Administrative Meeting with the member institutions' coaches and athletic administrators on Monday, June 20 beginning at 10:30 a.m. in the Devon Room of Villanova University's Connelly Center.

June 18-19 - CWPA Referee Forum

The Annual CWPA Officiating Forum will occur on Saturday-Sunday, June 18-19 on the third floor/Room 3010 of the Bartley Center at Villanova University (800 E. Lancaster Avenue, Villanova, Pa. 19085).  Attending officials are asked to review the campus map (PDF)  and park in the main lot parking area specified on the map. Look for the football stadium on the other side of Route 30/Lincoln Highway, cross the highway and walk up the road that separates the academic campus from the Davis Center (Villanova's athletic complex, Building 28).  Bartley Hall is the first building on your left.  Enter Bartley Hall and walk through the lobby (you will see a coffee shop on your right).  Once through the lobby, walk up three flights of stairs.  On the third floor, make a left turn and walk through the glass doors.  Room 3010 should be directly in front of you. 

Officials who do not have the parking permit emailed out earlier this week should acquire a pass in Room 3001 of Bartley Hall (third floor) prior to 8:30 a.m. on Saturday in order to place the pass on the dashboard of their vehicle and return in time for the first session at 8:45 a.m.

Lunch will be ordered and served on both Saturday and Sunday.

The forum agenda is the following:

Saturday, June 18th

8:45 AM               Welcome Dan Sharadin

9:15 AM               Bob Corb via Skpe:  Focus on Referee Collaboration

10:30 AM             CWPA Season in Review: Assignments, Evaluations, Positive and Problem Areas

11:30 AM             Interviews with Mark Koganov and Alex Stankevitch supplemented with game video

12:15 PM             LUNCH BREAK

1:15 PM                Andy Takata: Deck Presence, Communications/Signals and Collaboration

2:00 PM                Free Throws: Ball in Play, Interference, Direct Shots (video clips)

2:30 PM                Perimeter Play: Dynamics, Ordinary-Exclusion-Offensive Fouls, Coverage (video clips)

3:30 PM                BREAK

3:45 PM                Game Management and Player Safety (video clips and discussions)

5:00 PM                Ending First Day Sessions

6:00 PM                Cookout Social at Dan Sharadin’s House


Sunday, June 19th

9:00 AM               2M Play: Dynamics, Ordinary, Offensive, Exclusion, Penalty Fouls (video clips)

10:00 AM             Questions/Discussions with Bob Corb

11:00 AM             Unusual Situations and Discussion Clips

12:00 PM             LUNCH BREAK

1:00 PM               Evaluation Process, Referee Grouping, Discussions

2:00 PM               Summary and Loose Ends

Officials staying at the Hampton Inn in Plymouth Meeting can drive to/from Villanova via:

Hotel to Villanova
1. Start out going NORTHEAST on CHEMICAL RD toward METROPLEX BLVD. (0.2 miles)  
2. Merge onto I-476 S toward VALLEY FORGE/CHESTER. (6.0 miles)  
3. Merge onto E LANCASTER AVE/US-30 E via EXIT 13 toward VILLANOVA. (1.0 miles)  
Estimated Time: 10 minutes
Estimated Distance: 7.2 miles

Villanova to Hotel
1. Start out going WEST on E LANCASTER AVE/US-30 toward N SPRING MILL RD/PA-320. (0.2 miles)  
2. Merge onto I-476 N toward PLYMOUTH MEETING. (5.6 miles)  
3. Take EXIT 18B toward NORRISTOWN. (0.1 miles)  
4. Turn SLIGHT LEFT to take the ramp toward PENNSYLVANIA TURNPIKE. (0.0 miles)   
5. Merge onto CHEMICAL RD. (0.1 miles)  
6. 2055 CHEMICAL RD is on the RIGHT.
Estimated Time: 8 minutes
Estimated Distance: 6.9 miles

June 20 - Women's Varsity Division I/II Administrative Meeting

Coaches and athletic administrators attending the 10:30 a.m. Women's Varsity Division I/II Administrative Meeting on Monday, June 20 in the Devon Room of the Connelly Center on the campus of Villanova University (800 E. Lancaster Avenue, Villanova, Pa. 19085) should review the campus map (PDF).  Lunch will be served at approximately noon.

Attending dignitaries are asked to park in the Main Lot on the other side of Route 30/Lincoln Highway and walk over to the Connelly Center (Building 20 on the campus map).  The Devon Room is located on the second floor of the building. 

Parking passes for the attending ADs and coaches were emailed out earlier this week.  If a pass is needed, please contact the league office by email immediately at and a Villanova parking pass will be promptly emailed prior to Monday morning.

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