by Andrea Hill | July 3rd, 2011
School may be out for the summer, but that doesn’t mean the Quidditch season is over.
Groups of Quidditchers continue to practice regularly across the United States and Canada and the IQA is hoping to get as many interested players as possible set up with these teams.
Starting in June, the IQA began accepting names in a summer registry program. This program aims to ensure Quidditch enthusiasts have teams to practice with while they wait for the school season to begin. College players at home for the holidays and students who’ve never had the opportunity to play Quidditch before are encouraged to sign up.
“I really like the idea of this program and I think it’s really fantastic,” said IQA volunteer Winter Schwaid-Lindner who is coordinating the summer registry. “We’re trying to find ways that we can connect people so they can play over the summer as well as during the academic year.”
Close to 250 players have already submitted their information and names are still being accepted. Most of the players already signed up are from the United States where summer Quidditch is most prevalent.
Players from Canada and elsewhere will have a harder time being set up with fellow Quidditchers since there are fewer active teams in these regions.
In Canada, summer practices are being held in Calgary, Ottawa and Toronto. For more information on these practices, or to learn about where Quidditch is being played internationally, contact Andrea Hill at firstname.lastname@example.org.
American students who want to play this summer are encouraged to submit their information on the summer registry.