Polo Players Edition

FEB2019

Polo Players' Edition is the official publication of the U.S. Polo Association. Dedicated to the sport of polo, it features player profiles, game strategy, horse care, playing tips, polo club news and tournament results.

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8 POLO P L A Y E R S E D I T I O N Intern Program Are you interested in pursuing a career in polo? Are you a recent college graduate interested in getting involved in the polo industry? Do you want to learn more about running a club or polo school from knowledgeable professionals? If any of these sound like you, the USPA intern- ship program might be a great fit! We are here to help connect young aspiring polo professionals with success- ful clubs and managers. We have opportu- nities ranging from the bigger to smaller clubs across the country for an array of experience levels. If you are interested, email Ali Davidge at adavidge@uspolo.org to learn more about the opportunities available. National Youth Tournament Series The 2019 NYTS qualifier season is just around the corner! USPA members born after Jan. 1, 2000, holding a minimum of a -1 handicap are eligible to participate in NYTS qualifier tournaments. If you are a USPA outdoor club wanti- ng to host a tournament, please contact Amanda Snow at asnow@uspolo.org or Hayley Heatley at hheatley@uspolo.org for information. Intercollegiate/Interscholastic The 2019 I/I tournament season is here! This year, 112 teams will be compet- ing through four divisions to try for a chance at one of the four national titles. Both the interscholastic and intercolle- giate preliminaries begin the first week- end in February, and tournaments will run through the first weekend of April. The USPA National Interscholastic Championships will be held March 18-24 at the Brookshire Polo Club in Brook- shire, Texas, while the USPA National Intercollegiate Championships will be held at Virginia Polo Center in Char- lottesville, Virginia, April 1-7. Good Luck to all teams! Varsity Letter Baseball, volleyball, soccer and now polo! The I/I program is excited to announce the application for the Inter- scholastic Polo Varsity Letter will open February 1. The interscholastic polo pro- gram is a competitive league in which high school students play against other polo teams in their region and across the country. Players must meet their school's academic standards in order to compete. Students who receive the varsity letter have shown their commitment to both academic and polo excellence through their time commitment and level of play. Applications and requirements are listed on the I/I pages at uspolo.org. UNITED STATES POLO ASSOCIATION Youth players are encouraged to compete in one of the many NYTS qualifiers around the country. Some All-Stars from the qualifiers will be invited to participate in the championships scheduled for Labor Day weekend.

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