The American Polocrosse Association (a.k.a., APA) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) public charity and is the official polocrosse organization in the USA. The APA was originally formed in 1984 in Phoenix, Arizona, and it has helped organize polocrosse clubs across the U.S. There are currently 44 polocrosse clubs in the U.S. The APA is a member of the International Polocrosse Council (IPC) and is the sole authority for the official APA Standards of Play and Rule Book used in the U.S., and U.S. World Cup Team.
The APA offers educational programs which promote the sport of polocrosse for youth and adult players by organizing and managing domestic and international programs and competition. Every two years the APA sponsors and manages the U.S. Polocrosse Nationals where clubs and players come to compete for a national title.
Through its leadership the association provides:
– Umpire training and certification
– Coaching accreditation
– Instructional clinics
– Sanctioning of tournaments
– Tournament insurance
– Selection of teams for international competition
– Player Development Programs (PDP)
– Youth Development Teams (YDT)
– Player ratings
– Sponsors U.S. World Cup Team
– Standards of Play and Rule Book