Thanks to some great recruiting and enthusiastic regulars, we’ve been getting huge turnouts at polo, even in January. With our list of players bigger than it ever has been we’re finally able to try some new things that never would’ve worked before. I’m happy to announce that starting February 6, we’ll be adding Wednesdays to the polo calendar.
For Wednesdays we’re going to try an experiment by having a scheduled team night. We’ve had discussions with most of the club and agreed on a few shared goals for this third night.
- Have each team play lots of games and spend less time sitting on the sidelines.
- Build a rapport with the same players over a period of time, so we can find out who we play well with and prepare for tournaments.
- Allow the top players and teams to get experience playing against each other.
- Give developing players a format in which they can contribute, have fun and be competitive.
DC Polo has always benefitted from the fact that newer players can play with and learn from the vets, and that’s not going to change. Mondays and Thursdays will still be pickup as they always have been. We just hope that a new night with a little structure can add some value for all levels of the club. After 6 weeks we’ll re-evaluate and decide what to do next.
Registration info is located HERE. Registration deadline is 2/2/13. Games will be Wednesdays starting at 7pm at Brentwood park and will run from 2/6/13 to 3/13/13.
Not every team will play every Wednesday. There will also be a substitution policy, so don’t hesitate to sign up if you’re worried about missing a Wednesday and letting your team down.
Format and schedule will depend on how many teams sign up. We really encourage everyone interested to register, we’re focused on having this be a good experience for all teams from top to bottom, and that’s easier to do with a lot of teams.
We encourage you to find a team you’d like to play with. But since the registration period is short you can sign up as an individual as well and we’ll suggest teammates for you.
That’s all for now, looking forward to seeing you on Wednesdays.