Membership


USQ MEMBERSHIP OPTIONS

PAID TEAM & PLAYER MEMBERSHIPS

  • Team membership: $250
    • Regular season play and team ranking on USQ website
    • Customizable team page on USQ website
    • Advertising in USQ eblasts and social media
    • Ability to use USQ logo and branding on jerseys and other merchandise
    • Eligibility to apply for grants
    • Free registration to a Regional Championship
    • Ability to qualify for US Quidditch Cup
    • Free playing referee memberships for the team
    • Free coach memberships for the team
  • Trial player membership: $10
    • Eligibility to play on one official member team for the duration of one event
    • Insurance coverage while participating in the above one event
  • Adult player membership: $70
    • Access to our mentorship program
    • Seasonal discounts on USQ merchandise
    • Discounts at USQ partner organizations
    • Insurance coverage while participating in official tournaments and sanctioned events in the U.S.
    • Eligibility to compete in official tournaments and to attend all sanctioned events
    • Free registration for USQ regional championships
  • USQ Cup 14 team registration fee: $450

FREE TEAM & PLAYER MEMBERSHIPS


PAID REFEREE MEMBERSHIP

  • Non-player referee membership: $20
    • Access to mentorship program for referees
    • Free registration to all USQ+ virtual programs
    • Seasonal discounts on USQ merchandise
    • Quarterly members only newsletter
    • Head referee written test and field testing opportunity
    • Accident insurance coverage while working at USQ official events
    • Ability to be recruited, assigned, and paid for working as a head referee at a USQ official match
    • Ability to be recruited, assigned, and paid for working as a lead assistant referee at a USQ official match.
    • Access to additional training and development resources throughout the season
    • Eligibility to be nominated for Referee of the Month award
    • Eligibility to be nominated for annual Referee of the Year award with prize of free travel and lodging to US Quidditch Cup
    • Participation rights in league-wide polls that influence membership, gameplay policies, and more

FREE REFEREE MEMBERSHIP

  • Playing referee membership: $0
    • Only for those who already have a full player membership
    • Head referee written test and field testing opportunity
    • Accident insurance coverage while working at USQ official events
    • Ability to be recruited, assigned, and paid for working as a head referee at a USQ official match
    • Ability to be recruited, assigned, and paid for working as a lead assistant referee at a USQ official match.
    • Access to additional training and development resources throughout the season
    • Eligibility to be nominated for Referee of the Month award
    • Eligibility to be nominated for annual Referee of the Year award with prize of free travel and lodging to US Quidditch Cup
    • Participation rights in league-wide polls that influence membership, gameplay policies, and more

FREE SNITCH RUNNER MEMBERSHIP


Register for the 2021-22 season

Registration for this season is now available on the website. 

To become a member:
  1. Sign up for a free account on the USQ website by clicking “Register”. If you have a free account, be sure to log-in.
  2. Once you have signed up/logged-in, go to ‘My Dashboard’ and click on ‘Membership’.
  3. Then please click ‘Upgrade My Membership’. Follow the prompts which will guide you through your membership options and help you complete your registration.
  4. You’ll be required to upload a 400x800 headshot of yourself on the first page.

In previous seasons, teams had to pay the team registration fee and register at least 7 players by September 30 in order to count for bid allocation. For the 2021-22 season, there is not a league membership registration deadline in order to be eligible for the national championship.


USQ MEMBERSHIP DETAILS

USQ offers two types of membership:

  1. TEAM MEMBERSHIPS: for college or club team registration. 
    1. You must complete an individual membership first before signing up for a team membership.
    2. Please note that all memberships (individual & team) will always expire on June 30.
    3. Please note that youth teams are only eligible for a free membership/non-competitive membership at this time.
  2. INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIPS: for players, non-playing coaches, non-playing team staff, referees, snitch runners, and fans.
    1. Please note that all memberships (individual & team) will always expire on June 30.
    2. Please note that youth player individual membership is not available at this time.

For pricing, benefits, eligibility requirements, and more, click one of the 'membership options' provided at the top of this page. USQ membership is non-refundable and non-transferable. Membership pricing is available on each membership type page.


USQ MEMBERSHIP POLICIES

Residency

US Quidditch membership is open to teams and individuals residing within the United States of America. Teams and individuals residing in other countries should seek to register with their respective quidditch national governing body. If, throughout the season, it is discovered that a team or individual is not located within the USA, then that team or individual will be at that point barred from the league without refund or eligibility to participate in further events. Any official games played by this team throughout the season will be disqualified.

 In order to be eligible to compete, at least one of the following must be true of the player:
  • Hold citizenship.
  • Currently living in the country and not participating as part of another league.
  • Have played quidditch only in the US.

Individuals who have split residency and live part-time in the United States may be granted an exception to compete on a USQ team on a case-by-case basis. Exceptions will be based on proof of split residency, extenuating circumstances, and discussion with the other country's national governing body as applicable. Requests for an exception must be submitted by email to membership@usquidditch.org. Requests for an exception will be evaluated within two weeks of submission, and the exception must be granted before the player registers for USQ membership. 

ENROLLMENT VERIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

All players on a collegiate team must attend the same school, unless they are participating in the joint team development program. Current graduate students will be permitted to play on their school’s collegiate team. Faculty, staff, and community members who are not enrolled in classes will not be permitted to play on a school’s collegiate team. A student from a college with an unofficial or club team may not compete with a college team from another school.

This season, USQ will be confirming enrollment status with an administrator from the school that supervises a team. Teams will be required to provide that contact info upon registration. When registering for individual USQ membership, players will be required to provide their student ID number. This will help school administrators identify and confirm that players are enrolled.

If USQ staff is unable to reach an administrator for confirmation, players may be asked to submit proof of enrollment individually. Individual proof of enrollment may be sent to enrollment@usquidditch.org or uploaded to this form. Enrollment documentation must be either official proof of enrollment from their school’s registrar or an official class schedule season showing the player’s full name, the full name of the school, and the term of enrollment.

Additional information about collegiate player eligibility requirements can be found on our membership team requirements page, here.

Cheating on USQ Certification Quizzes

Any attempt to subvert the 24 hour waiting period when taking Classmarker certification quizzes (including those for referees, coaches, snitch runners, and tournament directors) will result in a season-long suspension of that person’s coach, referee, and/or snitch membership, along with the revocation of all certifications for that season. The offender will also be suspended as a player for one game.

Tests are required to be attempted under the name matching that of the tester’s USQ account. Using a false name is considered attempted cheating. The use of nicknames is permitted. If you need to change the name on your account, please email membership@usquidditch.org

If a player cannot be identified by USQ staff, the coach will be contacted to identify them. As coaches are responsible for the conduct of their team, the coach will be suspended as a coach for one game if they cannot identify which player on their team cheated on their certification test.

Refund/Credit for memberships

We have adjusted our refund policy for memberships. If a team registers for the season and then is unable to play due to COVID-19, then their team and player fees will be available as a credit for future seasons. This credit policy will also be extended to player memberships as well. If a player does not participate in a single official game in a season, they may request that their membership be applied to the following season. 

Partial refunds may be available on a case by case basis and the amount will depend on what USQ activities the team/member has participated in. 


Questions?

If you have any issues or questions about the membership process, please email membership@usquidditch.org.