Mar 06, 2018 10:02 PM
Calling all Youth Players! The 2018 National Youth Tournament Series (NYTS) Season has officially opened as of March 1, 2018.
Exciting new changes
1. The East vs. West Invitational at NYTS National Championships will be an All-Girls Division. Female players qualify by being selected as an All-Star at a National Youth Tournament Series Qualifier. (Female players are eligible to be selected to the Zone team as well.)
2. Increased Number of All-Stars at Qualifiers. Tournaments with four or more teams will award more All-Stars than in previous tournaments to ensure players are receiving equal opportunity to be recognized, regardless of the number of teams competing.
•Two teams – Four All-Stars
•Three teams – Five All-Stars
•Four Teams – Seven All-Stars
•Five Teams – Eight All-Stars
•Six Teams – Nine All-Stars
3. Best Playing Pony at NYTS Qualifiers. The NYTS Program recognizes the importance of our equine partners in all tournaments. Each NYTS Qualifier will award a Best Playing Pony prize to one outstanding equine athlete in the tournament.
•Sarasota Polo Club, Lakewood Ranch, Florida, March 24, 2018.
•Eldorado Polo Club II, Indio, California, March 31-April 1, 2018.
•Santa Clara Polo Club, Wellington, Florida, Date TBD.
•International Polo Club Palm Beach, Wellington, Florida, April 2, 2018.
The National Youth Tournament Series Program was established to provide youth players the opportunity to compete against their peers in USPA sanctioned outdoor tournaments. At each qualifier, All-Stars are selected by an appointed committee. All-Stars are then eligible to be selected for one of the four open zone teams or two female regional teams to compete in the NYTS Championship and East vs. West Invitational over Labor Day Weekend. The NYTS qualifier has been designed for upper-intermediate to advanced youth players, those capable of holding a minimum of a “B” handicap. For more information, please visit uspolo.org or email NYTS@uspolo.org
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