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Updated Youth Rulebooks Released

Updated youth rulebooks are now available with one ruleset for elementary and middle school and another ruleset for high school.

US Quidditch is proud to announce the completion of the youth quidditch rulebooks. As expressed in our strategic plan, our goal is to develop a foundation for a structured high school league in the United States. These rulebooks represent a significant step in that direction, as they provide a unified system of rules which will allow the youth version of the sport to be properly officiated in competitive play.

The elementary and middle school rulebook is designed for organized play in ages 6-14, and the high school rulebook is designed for competitive play in ages 14-18. The abbreviated versions of each rulebook are half the length of the full version and are designed to provide a detailed overview of the sport while removing some of the more specific policies. The links to each rulebook are located below.

To see the definitive list of changes between US Quidditch Rulebook 12 and the youth rulebooks, click here to see the changelog for the elementary and middle school ruleset and click here to see the changelog for the high school ruleset.

Field lining diagrams for the elementary and middle school ruleset will be available in February.

The print version, collecting the abbreviated and full rulebooks for both age groups along with the changelogs in an 8.5 x 11” paperback volume, will be available to purchase in February.

In addition to the completion of the youth rulebooks, USQ will be offering a high school workshop at US Quidditch Cup 12pending sufficient interest from this demographic. The activities and programs planned for this workshop are structured around the goal of demonstrating a higher caliber of quidditch to high school students.

If you are interested in volunteering to help facilitate this workshop series or are interested in participating, please fill out the form here. The deadline to sign up is February 25, 2019.

A huge thank you to Michael Clark-Polner and Jeremy Schleicher for their countless hours of help and enthusiasm to help make this project happen. For questions about these rulebooks, the workshop, or youth development overall, please email youth@usquidditch.org.