Q uidditch. An Intramural Handbook By Louise Horsten & Andrew White. 2009. What is Quidditch ?.
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An Intramural Handbook
Louise Horsten & Andrew White
Quidditch is an intramural sport based loosely on J.K Rowling’s fictional Harry Potter series. It is a team-based game that relies heavily upon the fundamentals of teamwork, effort and good sportsmanship.
How Do You Play Quidditch?
Quidditch is essentially a modified version of scooter board soccer.
Players pass the ball to their teammates while trying to advance to their
opponents net. Players must throw the ball into the opposing teams net
to score goals. Additionally, each team has a Seeker, which is a player
(wearing a different colour pinny) who has the special job of capturing
the Snitch, (a tennis ball), when it is thrown out at random intervals. A
goal counts for one point and a captured snitch counts for three. The
team with the most points at the end of the match is declared the winner.
The Sorting Hat Ceremony
The sorting hat ceremony is a fun and exciting way to determine the Quidditch teams. Students reach into a witch’s hat and select a coloured tile. Whatever colour they select is the team the are on. Red tiles are for Gryffindor, blue Ravenclaw, yellow Hufflepuff and green Slytherin.
Have the students enter the gym and form two lines, one for girls and one for boys. Count up the number of boys and divide by four, do the same with the girls. Once you have your divided number, place that amount of each of the four team tiles into your sorting hat. (Example:20 boys in a line divided by four equals 5 of each colour tile in the hat). Once the tiles are placed into the hat have the students select a tile. Once a tile is chosen students are to line up behind their team logo and meet their new teammates.
Creating an intramural league within a school is a great start to improving school spirit. However, there are many things that can be added to a league to make it a more enjoyable and immersive experience. Here are a few suggestions: