The NYTS program was established to provide youth players the opportunity to compete with and against their peers
in USPA outdoor tournaments. At each qualifier, All-Stars are selected by an
appointed committee based on their horsemanship, sportsmanship, playing ability at
their current handicap and ability to play as a member of a team. All-Stars are then
eligible to be selected to advance to the National Championship. Clubs are
encouraged to run NYTS qualifiers in conjunction with unrated youth polo chukkers
for beginner and intermediate players.
The NYTS Qualifier itself has been designed for advanced youth players, those capable of holding a minimum of a -1 handicap.
NYTS Qualifier Tournaments are hosted by USPA Clubs across the United States and Canada. Players interested in participating should contact the club directly to sign-up. The NYTS schedule (below) is updated regularly.
At each qualifier, All-Stars are selected based on their horsemanship, sportsmanship, playing ability at current handicap, and ability to play as a member of the team.
All-Star Frequently Asked Questions
1. How many All-Stars are awarded per tournament?
The number of All Stars selected is determined by the number of teams in the
2 teams: 4 All-Stars 3 teams: 5 All-Stars 4 teams: 7 All-Stars 5 teams: 8 All-Stars 6 teams: 9 All-Stars
2. Do All-Stars have to win the tournament?
No, All-Stars may be selected from any participating team.
3. What does it mean to be selected as an All-Star?
Players for the four open teams and four girls teams will be selected from the complete list of All-Star nominations.
4. Who selects the players that advance to the National Championships?
There are Selection Committees for each of the open and girls teams who will carefully review the list of All-Stars nominated at each event. The Selection Committees will use the scorecards submitted by the host clubs when making their team selections for both divisions.
2023 NYTS Championship
New Bridge Polo Club will host the 2023 NYTS National Championship Cecil Smith Cup and Girls' NYTS National Championship September 13-17 in Aiken, South Carolina.
USPA Clubs interested in hosting a NYTS tournament should contact NYTS@uspolo.org.
The NYTS Team works with each club on scheduling and support through the day of the tournament.
For information on the NYTS shootout procedure, inclement weather policy and other NYTS specific Tournament Conditions, please refer to the USPA White Book.
Effective Date: Saturday, May 16, 2020
The suspension of USPA Tournaments and Events will be lifted for USPA Member Clubs in locales where hosting polo matches and tournaments is permitted under applicable state and local laws, executive orders and similar decrees. The USPA Member Clubs in these locales are encouraged to follow all such requirements of their state and local authorities with respect to polo operations. In addition, we also encourage all USPA Member Clubs to take the precautions recommended by the CDC. We are preparing a detailed list of best practices for USPA Member Clubs as they return to hosting USPA Tournaments and Events and plan to circulate these guidelines within the next week. We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation closely and will notify you if we determine a different course of action is necessary.Read More