Polo is a difficult sport to learn without the right coaching or opportunities which Sotogrande Polo Academy is determined to change. Recognising the importance of investing in the future of polo and create pathways for the next generations to come, Polo Valley and Sotogrande International School have partnered to create the first elite polo academy in the world.
The program offers the opportunity to combine world-class education with professional training in order to facilitate the dreams of passionate, ambitious and athletic students who wish to become profesional polo players. In a niche industry where there are unknowns' for new families, SPA offers a roadmap and system to provide assurance and confidence that their child will benefit from the global opportunities, jobs, lifestyle and network this sport and community have to offer. All whilst gaining an outstanding international education and understand the importance and discipline of training towards elite level sport from a young age.
The Sotogrande Polo Acacemy accommodates for the training of both Junior (14-16 years old) and Elite (16-18 years old) Champions for up to four years, with over twenty hours of physical and theoretical polo training provided per week at Polo Valley (andalusian countryside polo resort at 10 min from SIS) alongside a specially designed academic programme at Sotogrande International School. Throughout our programme, students will learn a vast range of skills including how to ride, swing technique, tactics, strategy, strength and fitness, theoretical lessons, HPA rules and umpiring qualifications, horse care, team management, the business of polo, people skills and possibly most importantly – horsemanship.
Our students will also meet and network with people from all throughout the polo world during their time with us, receiving invaluable exposure to patrons and other professionals, who will teach them arguably far more than any other sport can teach them about life and character development. Once they are ready to play professionally, Polo Valley will help to connect them with their first job and place them in tournaments for experience – everything is geared for their success.
SCHEDULE FOR THE STUDENTS:
14H30 - 18H30
09H00 - 13H00