What exactly is Segway Polo?
Segway polo is similar to horseback polo, but adapted to Segways. Opposing teams play on a rectangular field to hit a ball into their opponent’s goal.
What is gameplay like?
Teams of 3 or 4 Segway-bound players each, compete to win the majority of 3 15-minute matches. Player substitutions are allowed in breaks of gameplay or when time-out has been called. In playoffs and finals, ties will continue to sudden-death overtime. Gameplay rules are similar to soccer and involve free hits for minor offenses, goal kicks for major offenses, warnings and penalties, etc. Check out the rules page.
Who can sign up?
Anyone with an inkling for an awesome time! Also, you must be 19 or older, over 100 lbs, and under 250 lbs. You may sign up as a group or as a free agent. Teams can be a maximum of 5 to 6 players. Groups which sign up as less than 5 players will likely be partnered with some free agents.
Additionally, you should be in fair health to play, not have any significant recent injuries, have decent balance and hand-eye coordination, and not potentially be pregnant. If you would like to inquire about your particular health situation, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What does the registration fee include?
The $100 per player registration fee includes use of all game supplies including the Segway i2 unit for 5 weeks of gameplay. It also covers insurance, facilities, referees, etc. Oh yeah, and a team t-shirt!
When are games played?
San Francisco game times are either 6:30, 7:30, or 8:30 pm from 6/14 to 7/12, and will vary per team per week. Redwood City game times are either 6:00, 7:00, or 8:00 pm from 6/4 to 7/9, and will also vary per team per week. For the Redwood City league, there will be no games on 7/2 in recognition of the Fourth of July.*
What are the safety concerns and precautions associated with Segway polo?
The main safety concern is predominantly Segway-to-Segway accidents. Precautions are in place to discourage and minimize accidents and injury. Gameplay rules discourage reckless driving, and reckless players may even be ejected from games. Helmets and goggles are required during gameplay. Other safety equipment including elbow, wrist, and knee pads are also provided as seen fit or necessary.
What distinguishes your Segway Polo league from others I can find online?
We’ve redesigned our Segway Polo from the ground up to be a safer and more fun and engaging game. A larger game ball eliminates Segways from driving up onto it, and minimizes falls from doing so. The ball is also lighter, which allows it to be lifted from the field floor for a more 3-dimensional game. Our mallets are actually Wiffle ball bats which don’t get jammed in Segway wheel wells and hurt much less when they rarely, yet undoubtedly, hit other players. Finally, our rules are designed to maximize safety and fun, in that order.
How did this all start?
Tyler’s Mystery Tours began playing Segway Polo as an offering for team-building events and private parties. As a result, we’ve discovered how ridiculously fun it is, how gameplay just doesn’t get old, and we’ve gathered a following of players who want league play. This winter league is just the beginning with hopeful expansions to San Francisco city, Oakland, and beyond in the spring and summer seasons. If you’d like to keep up to date, register to our newsletter to receive pertinent announcements.
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