USQ Update

Regional Championships

Learn How to Volunteer or Officiate at USQ Regional Championships

Registration is now open for volunteers and officials at USQ Regional Championships. Team referee crew forms are also now available.

Registration for volunteers and officials is now open for USQ’s eight regional championship events. Those interested can register using the links below. Information about team referee crews is available at the end of this article. Please take note of the registration deadline for each event, both for volunteer and officials registration as well as team referee crew forms.

Lunch will be provided for volunteers who work 6 or more hours in one day and officials who work 6 or more games in one day. Light breakfast will be provided for set-up volunteers. All field managers, youth quidditch, and general volunteers will receive a free t-shirt that must be worn while on shift. Other volunteers who work a minimum of 3 total hours will also receive a volunteer t-shirt.

Limited housing may be available at regional championships. When available, housing will be prioritized for officials and field managers who are traveling from out of region and willing to work at least 6 hours each day. Those interested should indicate that they would like to be considered for housing on their sign-up form and USQ staff will follow up with information on what is available closer to the event. 

Volunteers

Volunteers at USQ events gain hands-on experience with event management. US Quidditch can also provide official verification of volunteer service hours.

The following volunteer roles are open to sign-ups at this time using the forms linked above:

Field Managers

Field managers are vital to the tournament running smoothly throughout the weekend. They are the eyes and ears of the event staff and are responsible for relaying real-time information to the staff to ensure that their field is fully staffed and running according to schedule. No experience is required for this role and USQ will provide any necessary training.

Youth Quidditch

Youth quidditch volunteers will teach children and teens how to play quidditch, run drills, and manage games for youth. Experience playing quidditch and working with youth is preferred for this role.

General Volunteers

Tasks assigned to general volunteers may include, but are not limited to, assisting with merchandise sales and organization, running equipment to fields, producing content for social media, and livestreaming games. General volunteers will receive an email closer to the event with more detailed information about onsite responsibilities. They should be prepared to step in where needed.

Set-Up & Teardown

Set-up volunteers arrive at approximately 7 AM. They will help set-up the fields and event headquarters. A light breakfast will be provided for set-up volunteers. Teardown volunteers help pack up the tournament following the championship match on Sunday, at approximately 5 PM. Times are subject to change based on the needs of the specific event. 

Officials

All games at regional championship events are officiated by US Quidditch certified officials. If you are interested in becoming a USQ certified official please visit the following links:

Become a Referee | Become a Snitch

The following officiating roles are open to sign-ups at this time using the forms linked above:

Head Referees

Fully certified head referees will be paid $20 per game.

Lead Assistant Referees

Fully certified lead assistant referees will be paid $10 per game.

Snitch Runners

Certified snitch runners will be paid $8 per game. Snitch runners who are not certified may participate in regional championships but must do so as a volunteer.

Players who wish to volunteer as an assistant or snitch referee should check with their team leadership to ensure they are listed on their team’s referee crew form.

Team Referee Crews

All teams competing at US Quidditch events are required to supply a five-member crew of fully certified officials. These officials must meet the following criteria: at least two lead assistant referees, at least one snitch referee, and at least two assistant referees. These referees do not need to be active players on the team roster.

Coaches and team administrators should use this team referee crew signup form to identify the members of their team’s referee crew. If a team has more than the minimum required referees, they may submit more than one crew for their team. 

Questions about volunteering at USQ events should be directed to eventvolunteers@usquidditch.org.

Questions about officiating at USQ events should be directed to membership@usquidditch.org.

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