Create two teams with three players on each team.
• The players’ jerseys should indicate their number as Player 1, 2, or 3.
• Having alternative players is allowed for each team, and the substitute players must be qualified to play.
• Players’ handicaps usually rise by one for arena polo because it requires different skills. This means that if a player’s outdoor polo handicap is 1 goal, then his/her arena polo handicap is 2 goals.
Understand how arena polo is timed and controlled.
While these rules are similar to that of outdoor polo, there are some differences.
• Arena polo has four 7-minute chukkas, with 4-minute breaks after most chukkas. The end of the second chukka is followed by a 6-minute break.
• A bell or signal will sound 30 seconds prior to the end of each chukka.
• Game officials include two umpires, a referee, a timekeeper, a scorekeeper, and goal judges. However, it is the responsibility of the umpires to signal when a goal is scored.
• An arena should be 300 feet long by 150 feet wide, withgoals at each end that are 10 feet wide by 12 feet tall.