Minnesota Will Soon Have a Major League Quidditch Team
Calling all Harry Potter Heads! Minnesota is adding a new sport to the state's roster. Major League Quidditch announced they are going to add a team in Minneapolis to join the northern division, which also has teams in Indianapolis and Detroit.
The game is based on the Harry Potter book series by J.K. Rowling. Players run around on broomsticks dodging "bludgers" (dodge balls) and trying to score with a "quaffle," (volleyball) all while trying to catch a winged "golden snitch." (a real person running around dressed in gold).
Tryouts for the MN team will be held in April to put together the best 30 player team they can.
Players are selected based on their tryout performance. Each athlete must meet the following requirements:
- Attend an in-person tryout or submit a video tryout.
- Reside within a city’s radius at least 38 days between June 1 and August 19. Exceptions can be made only through an appeal to the Commissioners and Gameplay Director.
Major League Quidditch officially started back in 2015, but there are more than 500 teams in over 39 countries that have been playing and participating in the sport for years. The University of Minnesota even has had its own team for a few years!
If you want to get involved in this new pro Minnesota sport, get all the information on tryouts here!