Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Poway Polo Club-Learning to Follow
There are lines that must be followed and this is generally in the direction of the ball. Most of the polo players team up with someone and work together in these lines. That is one of the reasons why you often see them following each other.
Follow the Line:
It wouldn't make sense if you are behind someone right? You will find when you follow other players that people often miss the ball, walk over it, and keep on going. You need to follow, or lead them, if you want to hit the ball without creating a violation.
If you do miss the ball don't bother stopping. Just keep moving and someone will pass it up to you or you can circle around and follow the line again. Stopping movement can cause all types of problems for both your players and theirs.
Pair Up: Pair up with a member of the other team so you can follow each other. This way you are covered in much the same was as you are in soccer. You will ride next to them and ensure they don't get the ball.