Linda McCoy runs a popular Meetup group out of Austin called CenTex SUP with over 1,110 members and a full calendar of events! She has ordered multiple sets of Paddle Polo sticks and Clean Green Paddles and is doing a great job integrating these into her fun events and training. Linda shared some photos of her crew using Paddle Polo on Lady Bird Lake in Austin, Texas
Bonnie Rosen (University of Virginia ’93) was inducted as truly a great player. At Harriton (Pa.) High School, Rosen was a four-time All-DelVal and All-Main Line team member, an All-American honorable mention (1987) and All-American (1988).
As an All-American for Virginia, Rosen won the Women’s Lacrosse Team Award (1992) and was voted team captain and the MVP (1992). Rosen received honorable mention on the All-South Regional team and played in the North/South All-Star Game (1992). She is a member of the ACC’s 50th Anniversary Women’s Lacrosse Team (2002).
Rosen was a 13-year club player, winning the USWLA Tournament Championship with Philadelphia (1994) and New England (1998, 1999). Internationally, Rosen was a member of the U.S. Women’s National First Team (1992), the Elite Team 1993 to 2005, Touring Out Team (1996, 2000) and the Touring In Team (1999, 2004). Rosen won gold at the 1997 and 2001 World Cup games.
She was awarded the Beth Allen Award (1999) and inducted into the US Lacrosse Connecticut Chapter Lacrosse Hall of Fame (2010), the US Lacrosse Philadelphia/Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter Lacrosse Hall of Fame (2008), the Harriton High School Hall of Fame (2000) and the Philadelphia Jewish Sports Hall of Fame (2002). Rosen is currently the head coach at Temple University.
This month marks the first full year of sales for Paddle Polo and we are pleased that we continue to receive orders from all over the world! Paddle Polo offers paddlers or all ages the opportunity to have more fun on their SUP Stand Up Paddleboard with minimal investment (less than $60 a set). Best of all you use your own SUP Stand Up Paddleboard Paddle to keep your performance on water at the highest level! When you are done playing around, simply detach your Paddle Polo stick and let a friend play with it or tuck the floating ball away using the patented ball retainer strap! Order yours today!
Paddle Polo was a hit at the Surf Expo with interest and orders spanning the globe. Attendees had the opportunity to demo Paddle Polo sticks while testing boards and equipment from dozens of the leading SUP manufacturers.
At the Surf Expo held in the Orlando Convention Center, the Paddle Polo booth hosted a steady stream of interested retailers, instructors, media and partners from all over the world.
Paddle Polo is Proud to Be a Part of Surf Expo The Longest Running and Largest Board Sports and Lifestyle Trade Show in the World
Give Paddle Polo a try at the Demo Day Sept 9 (Booth D50) and the Expo Sept 10 - 12 (Booth 196)
Paddle Polo Supports “Stand Up For Schools” event and featured in The South Jersey Central Record Newspaper
When word leaked out that the Medford Lakes Education Foundation (MLEF) was hosting its second Annual Paddle Board Race and Family Fun Day, there was no shortage of community support. Families, local businesses, and civic organizations all rallied to support the “Stand Up For Schools” event, which was held on postcard perfect day recently. Lisa Blanchard, President of MLEF said, “Without the generosity and support of our community, crucial fund raising events such as this would never happen”. Medford Lakes School Superintendent, Anthony Dent, said that, pending final approval, the MLEF will be donating much needed technology equipment to the district: a document camera, 10 iPads for their Special Education Program, and 50 Chromebooks for students at the Neeta School.
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The relatively new sport is evolving. Steve Gurney, a paddle boarder from Reston, Virginia, came up with the game concepts of paddle board and lacrosse, calling it Paddle Polo, which led him to develop a lacrosse stick-like product that attached to any canoe or SUP paddle.
IdeaMensch is a collective of entrepreneurs who share ideas, experiences, habits and failures. We turn their lessons into tweets, posts, talks and books. The website recently featured Steve Gurney, founder of Paddle Polo the innovative way to play lacrosse and other games on a Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP).
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We prototyped the design for about a year using the 3D printer at the middle school where my dad volunteers and progressed to Nova Labs a local non-profit in our community. After dozens of modifications, we applied for a patent and sold our first units in April 2015 at Carolina Cup, one of the nation’s largest Stand Up Paddle Board races in Wrightsville Beach, NC.
Modern Reston writer and photographer Charlotte Geary and her friends have no lacrosse experience. Charlotte shares her experience playing with Paddle Polo in words and photos. Read the full story here
None of the four of us had ever played lacrosse before, but all of us had prior paddleboarding experience. We strapped the attachments to our paddles, took the floating ball that came with the set, and did our damnedest to throw and catch it
Here’s what we thought:
Patch media featured an article about Paddle Polo and the sports unique development using community based resources like Langston Hughes Middle School and Nova Labs.
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Our main retail customers are kids/families that play lacrosse and other sports and Paddleboard SUP enthusiasts. Our wholesale customers are Paddleboard Rental operations, youth camps, retailers that sell SUP and Canoes, Lacrosse Camps and Tournaments.
PHILADELPHIA, PA, May 27, 2015 -- Playing Lacrosse on water is a reality for the fans who watched the University of Maryland Women, and the University of Denver Men capture the 2015 NCAA Lacrosse Championship Titles over Memorial Day Weekend.The new activity is played on Stand Up Paddleboards (SUP) using a special Paddle Polo stick that easily attaches to any paddle. Paddle Polo can be played on any body of water from the lakes and rivers near NCAA Lacrosse Championship Finals in Philadelphia to coastal California communities.Paddle Polo combines two of the fastest growing sports, Lacrosse and Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) to provide countless hours of fun for all ages. Although there are dozens of ways to use the sticks for games and training, the product has been extremely popular with lacrosse players and families. Dozens of coaches, leagues and camps are setting up practices, demonstrations and fundraisers for their players and families to offer a unique opportunity to practice the sport they love in a radically different setting."Everyone has lacrosse fever after watching the spectacular final matches this weekend," says Steve Gurney, founder of Paddle Polo, "Paddle Polo offers players and families the chance to play and practice lacrosse in an exciting new way!"Paddle Polo is available for purchase at www.paddlepolo.com and at a growing number of retail, rental, and youth camps across the country.Paddle Polo is a revolutionary new product that easily attaches to a Stand Up Paddle Board (SUP) or canoe paddle to enjoy games, activities and training. The unique patent-pending product is designed specifically for usage on water. Paddle Polo is available online at www.paddlepolo.com, and a growing number of retail, camp and rental operations.
Our friends at Walk on Water SUP outfitted this prep school graduation party (with quite a few LAX players) with Stand Up Paddle Boards (SUP) and Paddle Polo sticks!
If you are thinking about a grad party, camp, or team outing we have a growing network of outfitters who can make sure your gathering is fun and memorable! Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org for more details!
Reston Now a community website owned by Local News Media LLC featured Paddle Polo in an article that detailed the founding of the product in Reston, VA and some background on the unique sport that combines lacrosse and stand up paddleboarding SUP.
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When we learned that Drew Testwuide, Captain of the Barbary Ghost had crafted some sticks and was organizing weekly SUP Lacrosse Games at 101 Surf Sports in San Rafeal, California we were charged up to see how his crew would like our Paddle Polo sticks.
We were blown away when Drew and his paddlers tested the sticks at McCovey Cove at AT&T Park at one of their Baseball by Boat outings! Better yet, the gang was captured on the Jumbotron as the World Series Champs, San Francisco Giants routed the San Diego Padres! The footage of them playing was even picked up on the television feed!
Drew provided us with great feedback on the sticks that included:
Another comment from Drew was regarding using traditional lacrosse heads instead of the Paddle Polo water-shedding heads. This is actually an easy modification - we will be posting a tutorial on how you can swap out your favorite head on the stick!
Again, a big thanks to Drew and crew for the feedback and exposure! When you are in the Bay Area of California make sure you check these guys out - looks like they are the epicenter of fun on the water in that region!
Carolina Cup kicked off the official launch of Paddle Polo and although the weather was sometimes questionable the race garnered record turnouts and all the top pros and hundreds of weekend warriors!Paddle Polo participated on the oceanside expo, which made it difficult for water demos but dozens of kids of all ages had fun playing with Paddle Polo sticks on the lawn at the Blockade Runner Hotel.The race generated dozens of orders and feedback. It was apparent that instructors working with youth camps loved Paddle Polo and many were sold on the spot or ordered immediately after the race. The other audience that did back flips over Paddle Polo was kids and families that play Lacrosse. Carolina Cup kicked things off right! We look forward to returning next year!
Posted by Steve Gurney on March 28, 2015
The 2015 Carolina Cup kicks off the SUP race season and will be Paddle Polo's race debut! Stop by the Oceanside Expo and grab a Paddle Polo stick to demo or purchase and save with a special Carolina Cup discount! Carolina Cup features 4 courses: a kids race, the Harbor Island Recreational “fun” race, an Money Island open race and the dreaded Graveyard Elite Race. In 2012, the Carolina Cup was the largest race on the East Coast with over 400 paddlers competing in the first day of races. In 2013, they had over 600. In 2014, there were over 700.The 5th edition will be bigger than ever, with a number of really fun events, including the Ocean of Hope Cancer Awareness Paddle, all of which will make this a true stand up paddle destination event.Expect clinics by the top paddle instructors and certifiers in the world. For more info visit http://wrightsvillebeachpaddleclub.com/