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The sport of polocrosse is unique in many different ways but one of our best differentiators is the opportunity our sports offers to its players to send our top four men and top four women to an international champion tournament every four years. This event is known as the Polocrosse World Cup.

2023 Polocrosse World Cup in South Africa

The 2023 World Cup Committee has begun preparations in earnest. The 2023 World Cup is scheduled for July 20-26, 2023 in Shongweni, South Africa.

Please find the requirements, definitions and deadlines, code of conduct and player application for the 2023 USA World Cup Team below. Please read through all of the information carefully. If you would like to submit an application to the World Cup Committee for the Developmental Squad (Long List), please return a signed code of conduct, player application and payment by November 30, 2020. If you have questions, you may contact me directly.
2023 World Cup Committee, Chair


Squad Player Requirements

World Cup Definitions and Deadlines

World Cup Player Code of Conduct

World Cup 2023 Player Application

2019 Polocrosse World Cup in Australia

The 2019 World Cup was April 22-28 2019 in Queensland, Australia at Morgan Park in Warwick. This was the venue for the 2003 and 2007 World Cups as well so they know how to put on a great event! Celebrating 80 years in 2019, the Polocrosse World Cup will bring players from eight countries – Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, USA, UK, Ireland, Zambia and Zimbabwe – to southern Queensland to see which team reigns supreme. Previous world champions, South Africa and Australia were the teams to watch closely.

The group of elite American polocrosse players had a three year long quest to the Polocrosse World Cup 2019 in Australia. Maturity, sacrifice, and full commitment are characteristics that are needed for the USA World Cup Squad to be successful. There were returning members from the USA World Cup 2015 Polocrosse Team and some very promising new members. There was a really good mix of talent and the USA Squad was excited to be training hard, playing together and traveling internationally to prepare for the World Cup in 2019. We were proud to have James Hackland from South Africa, as the World Cup coach for the USA 2019 team.

Because this life commitment is all funded through sponsorship and fundraising, The USA Squad planned fundraising opportunities and looked to partner up with companies to make this journey possible. Everything counts and all the sacrifices, triumphs and losses along the way was absolutely worth it when this USA Polocrosse Team walked through the goal posts for the first time to play in the Polocrosse World Cup in 2019.

The 2019 Team:

Karl Balogh, Braxton Hamlin, Rob Shuttles, Rahul Desai, Stephanie Shuttles, Kat Liner, Megan Waggener, and Sarah Desai. Team Manager is Mary Ladnier. Our Coach is James Hackland.

Volunteering time, offering support, horses to play and train on, or sponsoring are only a few ways that help a team reach their goals. This dedication to represent the USA in the Polocrosse World Cup is self-funded so any future donation is greatly appreciated.

Our 2019 Team USA Sponsors

Gold Level:

Silver Level:

Bronze Level:

Patron Level:

Product/Gear Sponsors:

WC Weatherbeeta Logo 2019


Past World Cup Results

2015 Team

Coach – Rob Shuttles, USA
Manager – Patti Cifelli
Sponsorship – Jessie Reed
Catherine Hanagan
Dori Johnson
Paige Vallee
Megan Waggener
Reserve: Liz Cook
Seth Alcott
Braxton Hamlin
Garrett Hamlin
Ryan Strider
Reserve: Pete Balogh

2011 Team

Coach – Jane Cooper, AUS
Manager – Jessie Reed
Assistant Coach – Renee Thompson
Horse Manager – Kiki Pantaze
Umpire – Trent Cooper
Seth Alcott
Rachael Gaylor
Dori Johnson
Ryan Murphy
Erin Smoyer
Heather Shuttles
Rob Shuttles
Ryan Strider

2007 Team

Coach – Joy Poole, AUS
Manager – Edmund Schenecker
Assistant Coach – John Jameson
Horse Manager – Kiki Pantaze
Umpire – Greg Russell
Wendi Hendricks
Ryan Murphy
Catherine Pipkin
Rob Shuttles
Erin Smoyer
Ryan Strider
Renee Thompson
Ryan Trueblood

2003 Team

Coach – Joy Poole, AUS
Manager – Kiki Pantaze, USA
Cody Gosch
Wendi Hendricks
Rowdy Key
Ryan Murphy
Catherine Pipkin
Rob Shuttles
Renee Sissons
Renee Thompson

Racket Trick Challenge: Round 1

The 2022 Season has wrapped up, and we are already looking forward to the 2023 season! Winter is a great opportunity to sharpen up your racket skills at home, so the APA will be hosting a Racket Trick Challenge for APA members! The contest will be 3 racket tricks in 3 rounds. You will have

Havoc in Harvest 2022 Tournament Results

The last sanctioned tournament of the season was this past weekend! The Havoc in Harvest tournament, hosted by Tennessee River Polocrosse Club, had over 70 players attending from 10 clubs. Tournament Results: A grade 1st – Braxton Hamlin, Alex Guzman, Zach Hulbert, Dori Johnson, Megan Swift, Aubry Shuttles 2nd – Emma Strider, Karl Balogh, Zach

Candidates for the 2023-2024 Board of Directors

Elections are right around the corner! See the bio for the nominated candidates below. Elections will be held Nov 1- 15.  Stay tuned for another email with a link to vote. And don’t forget if you want to get involved, the new board will be looking for committee chairs and members starting in the new