He grew up playing polo at the Tacoma Polo Club in the Pacific Northwest, competed in interscholastic polo, then went on to play for and coach the Washington State University polo team (’02-'06). In 2006 Brandon moved to Portland, Oregon, where he began teaching in an effort to revive polo in the area. He assembled his first interscholastic team shortly thereafter, and coached the Oregon State University team for 4 years. He formed his polo school, The Alcott Academy, in 2009, and has instructed many players of all ages in Oregon and Washington. He taught many clinics all over the country as a contracted clinician for the USPA, and having a background in Pony Club and polocrosse, has transitioned a number of players into polo from other disciplines. After a hiatus for several years, Brandon is once again coaching the Oregon State University polo team, and is developing the Rose City Polo Club in Portland, OR. Brandon also travels extensively during the summer season, and can be found at many tournaments around the Pacific Northwest.
Favorite Teaching Memory:
"My favorite teaching experience is seeing a polo student improve and develop, particularly those who have committed to the sport for a number of years. They develop their skills in the sport (which is rewarding), but I enjoy seeing how polo improves their lives. Youth players become responsible adults, and adult players find a passion for the sport that extends into other areas of their personal and professional lives."
Contact Brandon today to learn more about polo lessons in Washington and Oregon!
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