Youth Polo Program
The mission of the youth development program is to provide Oahu’s youth with a safe and structured atmosphere to learn and play the sport of polo at the Hawaii Polo Club. This will be fulfilled by a full time coach, scheduled lessons, drills, practice chukkers, and games. We will subsidize students needing financial aid with scholarships and work to ride programs. We hope to help students from the early years all the way up through the interscholastic and eventually intercollegiate competition and in doing to keep the sport of polo alive and well in the state of Hawaii.
What’s it all about?
Polo programs for Hawaii’s youth are designed to set students up for success. They include horsemanship lessons of how to care for, groom, and ride the horses in a polo style as well as instruction on hitting and strategy. Age group brackets of middle school, high school and college level are all encouraged to participate. Weekly targeted goals will change so students continuously grow, learn from mistakes, apply their knowledge and develop into all around players.
When is it happening?
Interscholastic polo teams are compiled in October for the following year’s season of tournaments starting in January and ending in March. Hawaii Polo Club’s season starts April through September where students have an opportunity to play in practices twice a week, participate in polo school on Saturdays and then play games with students of their same level on Sundays. The other days of the week will be accompanied by the instructor and be filled with riding lessons, polo drills and sticknball sessions. The last three months of the year will be blocked out for travel to Argentina where students can learn the history of polo, watch the best games of high goal polo in the world and experience it at a level only known in Argentina.
How can I help?
Please help the Hawaii Polo Club keep the sport going! Donate to our Youth Development program today! Hawaii Polo Club would not be able to do what it does for the youth of polo without our sponsors and donors. Funds go towards scholarships for talented individuals from Oahu in need of financial assistance. Your donation also helps cover the cost for national and international travel for our local young polo players, so they can gain experience by competing in tournaments on the mainland and travel to Argentina to get more insights into polo culture.
Here are some ways you can help support our Youth Development program:
- Share information about our mission with your polo friends to help communicate our message and reach additional polo families.
- Check out the Hawaii Polo Club Facebook and Instagram pages and our website to stay up-to-date. Share social media posts you like to help us grow the Hawaii Polo Club family.
- If you can, please consider making a donation to Hawaii Polo Club this week. Donations of any amount are welcome and greatly appreciated!!
- You can donate online by clicking the button below.
- You can mail a check to Hawaii Polo Club, 68-411 Farrington Highway, Waialua, HI 96791