US Polo Association Research
The Sports Medicine and Movement Lab (SMML) conducted a study with the U.S. Polo Association analyzing about 20 men and women polo players. The lab is also working with the U.S. Polo Association Player Development program to provide evidence-based exercises to improve player development.
Director of the SMML, Gretchen Oliver, Ph.D., FACSM, ATC, traveled to Sheridan, WY in the summer of 2017 to work with USPA Player Development. USPA is beginning to implement pre-riding programs, developed by Oliver, for their youth athletes. Additionally, work is being done on the effects of the pre-riding programs and their swing mechanics and riding posture.
Videos explaining In-Depth Swing Fundamentals in Polo: