I’ve never played Quidditch before, is it hard to learn?
Not at all! The best way to learn how to play Quidditch is to get out there and play the game. If you’re familiar with the elementary playground game of dodgeball, and can figure out the general purpose of rugby, then you’re ready to play Quidditch.
What do I need to play Quidditch?
Nothing, that’s the beauty of the game! The PQL has all the supplies you need (goal hoops, balls, and brooms), all you need to bring is your excited self.
Some of our players do choose to wear cleats, for better traction, and football receiver gloves, to keep a hold of the Quaffle better. Both are optional, though, and most of our players choose to not play with them.
Do you really use brooms?
Yes, we really use brooms. That’s part of the magic of Quidditch! If you have a broom you would like to bring, it must meet IQA standards of at least 42″ in length. Otherwise, we have a stockpile of brooms you can use until you’re ready to invest.
I’ve heard Quidditch can be a dirty game. Is this true?
Like all sports, Quidditch can at times become extremely intense. Many college squads play a tackle version of Quidditch where there are few limitations to what you cannot do to an opposing player. The PQL plays non-tackle, limited contact Quidditch. It’s a much safer way to play, and we’ve had very few injuries over the course of our league play.
Where do you play Quidditch?
We play Quidditch at Pie Traynor soccer field in North Park. North Park is easily accessible from many parts of the city and surrounding areas.
If you have no idea where the field is we have directions for you.
How old do I have to be to play?
All of our Quidditch players must be 16 years of age or older. NO EXCEPTIONS. This is to ensure no players are injured due to size.
Please note that any player under the age of 18 must have written permission to play from a parent/guardian, and the PQL must have a permanent copy of this permission on file. For a copy of our minor players permission form, click here.
Does it cost money to play for the PQL?
Yes. Pickup games that the PQL hosts cost $1 per game to play. We charge the $1 to pay for supplies, tournaments, awards, and events. This isn’t a money making opportunity for us, but we also don’t want it to bankrupt us either.
League play costs are determined by the number of teams we have.
I have a few friends who want to start a team. How do I sign up?
If you have 6-13 friends who would like to form a team, it’s easy to sign up. Simply click here and drop us a line. Let us know how many players you have, when you’re available to start, and, MOST IMPORTANTLY, your team name. We’ll do the rest, and get you started in our next round of league play.
I have no friends who want to play Quidditch, but I’m interested in playing. Can I still participate?
Absolutely! Most of the people who participate in the PQL have started playing without friends, mainly because they are so interested in learning how to play. If you want to play but don’t have a full team don’t let that stop you. We’re still growing as a league, and would love to have any new players. All you have to do is shoot us an email saying you’re interested, and we’ll do the rest. If we have league play in session, we’ll get you plugged into an already existing team. If we’re in the middle of a pickup game, we’ll have you come join us for our next game.
Regardless of how many people you might know who are interested in playing, don’t let it stop you from joining us. Make sure you get there and play!
I’m not sure I want to play Quidditch just yet. Can I just watch?
Yes! We love spectators, no matter who they are. Let us know when you’re coming and we’ll be sure to save you a seat.