Updated July 14, 2016 to reflect adjusted referee compensation amounts.
As a fast-paced sport with many different moving parts, quidditch requires several officials. Every quidditch match is officiated by six or seven referees: a head referee, lead assistant referee, up to two bludger referees (now called assistant referees), a snitch referee, and two goal referees. These referees work together to ensure that each game is run safely and effectively. USQ’s referee training program aims to certify referees to ensure the highest standards nation-wide. Referee certification is an ongoing process, consisting first of a written and practical test, and supplemented by referee training programs, online resources, and a system to continually review referee performance. Every USQ official game must be adjudicated by a certified head referee paid $15 ($20 at USQ regional and national championships) and a certified lead assistant referee paid $10 in order to count for the rankings and regular season requirements.