Thursday, June 23, 2011

Content? We don't need no stinkin' content.

I try not to link too much on this blog, and I especially don't like doin' two in a row, but this article over on Lancaster City Bike Polo just struck a chord.

I like playing goalie, but I hate getting stuck there. It's just not fun when no-one else will cover it! In my perfect world, every goal from either side should facilitate a goalie change - at least in pick up. Obviously it's different if you have a perma-goalie, or you need your best offensive player pluggin' away at all times during a tournament.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Hardcore Polo Article

Adam posted this to the Memphis Polo facebook. Probably one of the best intro to polo articles I've read in quite a while. Check it out:

Sean Ingram of Coalesce explains hardcourt bike polo

Thursday, June 16, 2011

The Long Overdue Lesson of the Buttertown Beatdown

Well, it's been more than two weeks since the Southeast polo champs in Savannah. It definitely went better than South Central for me, but if there's one lesson I need to take away from it, I feel like it's this:

Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger

As simple as it sounds, I just need to be BETTER. At this point, I've got the basics down. This ain't my first rodeo. But to really break into the next level, I need to stop screwing up. No sloppy passes, no whiffs when taking shots. Just do everything that I can do now, but do it faster and more accurately. Control and pass the ball like it's not the hardest thing in the world. Unfortunately, this isn't really something I can change about the way I play, I just need to keep playing. Sure there are little tricks that can help out - scoop tricks, pivots and the like - but they aren't gonna make or break games.

We managed to scrape out a ninth place tie overall, and I think that pretty much sums it up. We're just out of the running for the best teams (the top 8) but hangin' tough with the intermediates.