There’s a fairly popular sport you’ve probably never heard of. It’s played on college campuses across the nation and there are plenty of people who take it very seriously. I’d never heard a thing about it until my son introduced me to it…and informed me that he’s going to try out for the team when he heads off to college in a few months.
It’s called Quidditch. Sound familiar? Yes, the same Quidditch that Harry Potter played in the J.K. Rowling series. Yes, that game where they fly around on broomsticks!
Quidditch is being played by young men and women all across the country. The school my son is attending is nationally ranked…and he wants to join up! Yet another point of proof that we’re a family of nerd-aletes (nerd athletes).
There’s actually a contingent of players pushing hard at the national level to make Quidditch an Olympic sport. Who knows, we may see guys and gals riding broomsticks for Team USA one day in the future.
You aren’t allowed to whack another player with your broomstick although that would certainly draw the crowds. On a serious note, you do have to have considerable athletic ability to do well in the sport. It’s a non-stop activity with lots of running and bumping involved!