The mission of the Team USPA Committee is to improve the sport of polo in the United States by developing the talent/skills of young American players through mentored training and playing opportunities, ultimately leading to a pool of higher rated American players.
The Team USPA program’s focus is the development of higher rated American players. The committee is comprised of appointed members that will serve a set term and will include an American professional player who has recently played in High Goal Polo, a member of the USPA Board of Governors, a Team USPA Alumni Member, a High Goal Sponsor and a seasoned player with professional coaching experience.
The age of entry begins at 15 years old and the maximum number of participants in the program is capped at 12 individuals. Criteria has been established for membership in the program including a benchmark of reaching a 5 goal handicap by the age of 21. Players are evaluated, annually, to make sure they are on track towards the overall goals of the program and for continuation in the program.
Players applying to the Team USPA program must demonstrate their commitment to polo and have clear and specific goals related to their career. Selection criteria will include playing ability, horsemanship, improvement potential, attitude and work ethic. This program identifies talented American polo players who are committed to pursuing a career as a polo professional and who are on track to achieve an outdoor handicap of 5 goals by the age of 21.
Opportunities to apply for training in Argentina and grants designed for unique player development will be available to help advance players’ level of play as well as customized training opportunities organized by the Team USPA Committee.
All applications due March 15, 2022.
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