Intercollegiate/Interscholastic

Interscholastic Programs

About Interscholastic Polo

The Interscholastic polo program 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. Interscholastic polo is played in the arena under the official USPA Arena rules and I/I Tournament Conditions. As in all I/I polo, the interscholastic league is played using a “split string,” where each team plays all of the horses provided for the game. Interscholastic players are welcomed into a wonderful network of polo professionals, volunteers, and other players their age. The interscholastic program provides an opportunity for players to compete in a national league against their peers.

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Player Eligibility

1. Must be a registered player or student member of the USPA for the current year

2. In grades 7-12

3. Under the age of 19 as of September 1 of current I/I season

4. In good academic standing with school and eligible to compete in sports for their school

5. Live within 100 mile radius of the host club or be one of the 3 closest clubs to their home address. (Waiver applications are available for students if needed.)

Additional Programs

Scholarships

The USPA awards at least six $4,000 scholarships a year to players who have participated in the interscholastic polo program and are looking to continue their polo career at the collegiate level. Players must meet requirements outlined in the guidelines and awards are renewable for up to four years of academic study. For more information please click here.

Varsity Letter

The USPA Interscholastic Polo Varsity Letter recognizes players who have shown their commitment to both academic and polo excellence through their time commitment and level of play. To be eligible to receive a Varsity Letter, players must meet all requirements and fill out an application. Applications for the 2022-2023 season will be made available in February.

Fundraising Grant

Interscholastic teams may apply for up to $2,000 each year to assist with the costs of putting on a fundraiser. The application should include a detailed description of the event outlining expenses, income and projected profit. Applications are reviewed by a committee of volunteers and are accepted on a rolling basis. To apply for the Fundraising Funds please email Ali Davidge at adavidge@uspolo.org.

Fundraising Guidelines: Fundraising Overview Document

Umpires

Umpire support is available to teams who are playing in-region or nationally competitive games. Teams must apply to receive umpire support which is approved on a rolling basis and based on approval and availability for umpires. Requests must be made three weeks prior to the scheduled game date. To submit a request, please email Bradley Biddle at bbiddle@uspolo.org.

Forms & Documents

Links and updated forms will be posted at start of the I/I season. For more information please check out the SportsEngine Registration page below.

Due Dates & SportsEngine Shortcut Links

Score Sheet Submission Form- Dec 1st, Jan 3rd

Intent to Compete Form- Due Oct 3rd (1 per team)

Coaching Requirements- Due Oct 3rd

Interscholastic Team Eligibility Form- Due Dec 1st (1 per team)

Interscholastic Individual Player Eligibility Form Submission- Due Dec 1st (1 per player)

Interscholastic Individual Player Eligibility School Form

Tournament Entry Fee- Due Dec 1st (1 per team)

I/I Rules Test- Due January 3rd (1 per team)

USPA I/I Horse Health Document - Due 1 week before tournament

I/I Scoresheet

I/I Scoresheet Upload Form

2022-2023 Tournaments

2022-2023 Interscholastic Girls & Open Tournaments

Interscholastic Girls

February 3-5 Northeastern Girls' Preliminary @ Gardnertown Polo Club

February 3-5 Southeastern Girls' Preliminary @ Garrison Forest School Polo Club

February 3-5 Western Girls' Preliminary @ Poway Polo Club

February 17-19 Central Girls' Regional @ Brookshire Polo Club

February 17-19 Northeastern Girls' Regional @ Yale Polo & Equestrian Center

February 17-19 Southeastern Girls' Regional @ Marlan Farm Polo Club

February 17-19 Western Girls' Regional @ Lakeside Polo Club

March 14-19 USPA I/I Girls' National Interscholastic Championship @ Brookshire Polo Club

Interscholastic Open

January 27-29 Western Open Preliminary I @ OC Polo Club

January 27-29 Western Open Preliminary II @ Central Coast

February 10-12 Northeastern Open Preliminary I @ Tinicum Polo Club

February 10-12 Northeastern Open Preliminary II @ Boston Polo Club

February 10-12 Southeastern Open Preliminary @ Marlan Farm Polo Club

February 17-19 Central Open Regional @ Brookshire Polo Club

February 24-26 Northeastern Open Regional @ Yale Polo & Equestrian Center

February 24-26 Southeastern Open Regional @ Garrison Forest School

February 24-26 Western Open Regional @ Lakeside Polo Club

March 14-19 USPA I/I Open National Interscholastic Championship @ Brookshire Polo Club


* Please note tournaments are subject to change and will be finalized after the Intent to Compete and tournament payment are processed in December.

Interscholastic

Team Information 2022-2023

2022-2023 Intent To Compete Team List

Interscholastic Girls

NortheasternSoutheasternCentralWestern
Greater Niagara 1Maryland VarsityHllsideSutter Buttes
Greater Niagara 2Maryland RebelsSan AntonioHawaii
Greater Niagara 3Aiken Youth PoloSt. LouisLakeside A
Kingswood LimeAiken Youth Polo JVHoustonLakeside B
Kingswood GrayGarrison Forest SchoolPoway
Westchester-NewportGFS JVBig Island Wahine
Harvard CrimsonGFS JV BluesMaui A
Western New YorkVirginia JuniorsMaui B
Central New YorkLancaster/WTR
BostonBattlefield
Yale Varsity
Yale JV

Interscholastic Open

NortheasternSoutheasternCentralWestern
TorontoLiberty HallSt. CroixSanta Barbara
TinicumMaryland VarsityCulverSouth Bay
Tinicum JVAiken Youth PoloDenverSouth Bay JV
Kingswood LimeVirginia JuniorsLegendsCerro Pampa
Kingswood GraySenecaPrestonwoodHonolulu
Gardnertown IGFS RudaHoustonLakeside Varsity
Gardnertown IILancaster/WTRRancho NaranjoLakeside JV
Westchester-NewportGFS Charm CityRose City
Harvard Crimson VarsityBattlefieldPoway
Harvard Crimson JVBig Island
BostonCentral Coast
Yale VarsityOC Polo
Yale JVOC Polo JV

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