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.
This program identifies talented American polo players who are committed to pursuing a career as a polo professional. 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. If the applicant is selected, he/she will be required to participate in an immersion clinic, take a written rules test and become trained as a certified umpire during their first year in the program. Newly admitted players must be willing to play with other members of their Team USPA class in specific tournaments. Opportunities to apply for training in Argentina and grants designed for unique playing opportunities will be available to help advance players’ level of play.
All materials and applications for 2019 will be accepted until March 31, 2019. All applications are to be submitted online only.
Team USPA member Jared Zenni playing for Daily Racing Form in the 2018 U.S. Open Polo Championship®. ©David Lominska