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Muggle Quidditch May Become an Official High School Sport

 
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Muggle Quidditch (that's Quidditch for non-magical people) has been growing in popularity, and now a high school in North Texas is trying to get it recognized as an official sport. The eighty members of the club take their sport from the Harry Potter novels seriously and think that the University Interscholastic League, which regulates thirteen sports, should add muggle Quidditch. George Polaski, the Quidditch coach at Keller High School, explained how it's played:

"It's basically the same game you see in the movies, with a few tweeks. First off, no flying. However, everyone has to 'ride' a broom. In other words, the can only handle the ball with one hand.

They use the same balls: the quaffle, the bludger, and the golden switch. But, part of the fun of the snitch is it's unpredictability. So, they strap it on a player. Tuesday, that was sophomore Brian Haywood.

"Our snitch is a person running around in all gold with a tennis ball in a sock tucked into a flag football belt," explained Polaski.

Then two 'chasers" try to catch him. You could probably say those three get the most cardio.


News Story and Official Website -via The Mary Sue

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