How to Compete

If you’re ready to get serious, good news, quidditch is a serious sport with elite athletes who have been playing for years!

Your best bet is to find a league that operates in your area.  Here are a list of leagues and NGBs (national governing bodies) that have teams that are always recruiting new players.

There are several different kinds of quidditch teams:

  • College teams are organizations affiliated with a college (usually a 4-year university)

THE Ohio State University college team. Photo credit: Jessica Jiamin Lang Photography

  • Community teams are independent organizations that do not have collegiate restrictions.  Currently most leagues permit college and community teams to play each other, but US Quidditch is considering splitting the two into separate divisions.

Lone Star Quidditch Club, a community team. Photo credit: Lone Star QC

  • Pro-level teams are usually drawn from an entire region of players and normally play in summer leagues.  Major League Quidditch is the first such league but not the last.

League City Legends. Photo credit: Jessica Jiamin Lang Photography

  • National teams are formed from an entire nation’s players and represent the very elite from that country.  They play in international tournaments like EQ (European nations) and the IQA Quidditch World Cup.

The Australian National Team, the Dropbears. Photo credit: Ajantha Abey Quidditch Photography

If there isn’t a league or a team near you, this is a guideline on how to start your own team.  You can then travel to other teams and take them on!  You can also travel to other events like fantasy tournaments.

Don’t worry if you’re not in shape.  You go to the gym to get in shape, you don’t get in shape to go to the gym.  It’s the same with quidditch!