Team sports need coaches. Period. All the sports you love probably have a coach position. Hell, individual sports have coach-figures, too. But that’s a digression.
The Association of Bike Polo Journalists is a
very serious organization comprised of Matt Kabik of Lancaster Polo and myself, Aaron Hand. Between us, try to encompass the heart, body, and soul of hardcourt bike polo journalism in North America. We put numerous hours each week into articles, stories, research, and the alike, at the behest of our wives/girlfriends and our free time, with little to no compensation. Basically, we keep the sites going because we love what we do, and we want you all to be as passionate about the sport as we are.
The North American Hardcourt Bike Polo Association (or simply, NAH) is offering a pretty hefty payment for those that are willing to help referee the first ever NAH Bench Championship. Okay, ‘hefty’ may not be the right term when compared to referees in professional sports (or even little league) but for bike polo this is a pretty big deal! NAH will be paying both head refs and secondary refs. Head refs will be paid $10 per game and secondary refs $5 per game. With game times running around a hour per game, head refs will be making roughly $10 an hour! That’s higher than minimum wage in a lot of the United States!
To sign up as a ref for this history tournament, contact the NAH Head of Reffing (Joe Rstom) as Joe@Hardcourt.com. I hope to see you all in Lexington in a few weeks!
Here are the links that you’ll need to follow along with the 2014 World Hardcourt Bike Polo Championship wildcard and main event:
The 2014 WHBPC wildcard starts (today) Wednesday at 10:oo am Montpelier time (1:oo am Pacific Time here in Portland), with the main event starting at the same time on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.
Be sure to not miss a minute of the action!
Last year when it was announced that the North American Hardcourt Bike Polo Championship spots would be allocated based on the 2013 results, there was an outcry from some of the polo community (especially the South East). The opponents of the new system felt that it would be impossible to gain more spots than were previously given to them the year before; with many expecting Cascadia to actually steal more and more spots from the other regions, until it would just be called the Cascadia Hardcourt Bike Polo Championship.