Friday, June 7, 2024

What are the attributes of winning polo teams? [Research Study Results]

Creating great polo teams takes time, training, and selection. There are some strategies that are going to work better than others. The study below discusses some findings on analyzing a winning a team. The player and the horse are unknown variables (There is another study that looks at their personalities and performance.). Having more advancing versus defending behaviors seem to have a positive influence. 

You can read for yourself. 

-Turnovers and penalties were key performance metrics within a tournament winning polo team. 

-It provided them with attacking and goal-scoring opportunities. 

-Defensive strategies had influence but less. 

-Variability with players. 

-Players with higher handicaps had less variability.

-Polo horse contribution needs additional evaluation. 

 Performance Characteristics of a Winning Polo Team 

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