In 2016 Polo Development LLC began work with Dr. Gretchen Oliver in the Kinesiology Department at Auburn University. Their Swing and Movement Lab at Auburn allowed the USPA to conduct a swing study with a wide array of polo players, both male and female, to break down the mechanics of the polo swing. The findings of the study showed that utilizing the Kinetic Chain Theory will increase the efficiency of energy and momentum used to generate and execute their swing; in turn this program will see a boost in injury prevention, player performance and player longevity.
Out of the research developed our three faceted program, Player Performance Analysis. Participants will utilize Riding and Swing Analysis as well as Pre-Riding Warmup Exercises to maximize their individual potential and development.
The Swing Foundation Guide video below, commentated by Adam Snow, highlights the swings of professional players, Alan Martinez and Team USPA member Mason Wroe, both of whom exhibit the fundamentals of a near perfect offside forehand.