About the IQA
The International Quidditch Association (IQA) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to governing the sport of quidditch and inspiring young people to lead physically active and socially engaged lives. Quidditch was adapted in 2005 at Middlebury College in Vermont and is now played at over 300 universities and high schools throughout North America, Australia, and Europe. The IQA was founded in 2010, and annually hosts or sanctions around 25 events, including nine regional championships, the World Cup, International Open, Global Games, and QuidCon. Membership in the IQA is open to teams and individuals in any country and any age group.
- We establish the foundation for long-term sustainability through innovation, regulations, and expansion.
- We provide competitive opportunities for every level of athlete.
- We build a safe, inclusive, and community.
- We strive to be a leader in gender inclusivity for all age groups.
- We create meaningful community partnerships.
- We develop and empower future leaders.
THE THREE C’S
The IQA fulfills our mission through a holistic policy called “the Three C’s.” These represent the three pillars of the IQA’s work: competition, community, and creativity.
The IQA facilitates competition through regional championships, the World Cup, and other tournaments; comprehensive referee and snitch training programs; maintaining leaguewide standings; and developing the IQA rules.
The IQA ensures that quidditch has an inclusive and welcoming community through policies like the two-minimum gender rule; teaching quidditch to children; community service events and partnerships; QuidCon, the only quidditch convention; and the mentor and penpal programs.
Although it sounds abstract compared to competition and community, creativity is an important force in our organization. Starting and maintaining a quidditch team requires a lot of creativity, entrepreneurship, and dedication, and the IQA aims to always have a culture that fosters creativity.