Brandon Alcott

Portland, OR

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!