The foundation for PoloSkilz 2.0 is predicated on 6 fundamental principles: Horsemanship, Sportsmanship, Team Work, Instruction, Strategy, and the Polo Experience. Each of these fundamentals is equally important on the individual level, but when brought together their synergies create an environment to foster the development of the sport of polo.
PoloSkilz was created to help spread wisdom and knowledge from some of the greatest polo minds. At the time of its creation, PoloSkilz was an innovation in a sport that is intensely rooted in tradition. In 2014, the USPA Polo Development LLC purchased the PoloSkilz Network to serve as the central hub for all things Polo Development.
In the 1960’s Everett Rogers wrote a book called Diffusion of Innovations in which he analyzed how and why new ideas spread throughout cultures and societies. Polo Development sees the PoloSkilz Network as a means for disseminating knowledge, wisdom, and historical know-how to the polo community; aiding in the quest to grow the sport, and in a sense, providing a diffusion of innovation for the polo community with respect to the six fundamental of Polo Skilz.
According to Rogers, as more and more players and clubs adopt these fundamentals, the knowledge of and implementation will spider web across the entire polo society. Roger’s work outlines key factors affecting the spread of an innovation including Communication Channels and Social Systems. Polo Skilz aims to open up lines of communication with the polo community and allow polo players, whether novice or seasoned to interact not only with each other, but also with content provided by leaders in the polo community. The old saying “It takes a village…” applies not only to raising a child, but also to developing our sport.
SPORTSMANSHIPCal Ripken Jr.
"Sometimes I think sportsmanship is a little bit forgotten in place of the individual attention."
"Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships."
HORSEMANSHIPDr. Thomas Ritter
"Poll flexion is not Pull flexion."
”In learning you will teach, in teaching you will learn.”
”All men can see these tactics whereby I conquer, but what none can see is the strategy out of which victory is evolved.”
POLO EXPERIENCEJeff Bezos
“If you make customers unhappy in the physical world, they might each tell 6 friends. If you make customers unhappy on the Internet, they can each tell 6,000 friends.”
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