Tryout information for the 2017 season of MLQ will be announced in March. Below you will find the 2016 tryout info. Much of the information will overlap.

MLQ's 16 teams will use the month of April and the first weekend of May to run a series of tryouts in order to put together the strongest 30-player roster possible. Initial rosters will be announced on May 2, though managers that submit a roster with less than 30 players will be able to supplement the roster until 11:59 pm ET on May 31. Verbal or written commitment from each drafted athlete stating they will play for the given team for the duration of the season, as well as a signed waiver, will be required for a team to place an athlete on their roster.

Each team’s roster will, as previously mentioned, be capped at 30 athletes, with 21 participating in each match series and the championship tournament.  A minimum of six minority-gender players must be selected by each team to count toward their total active roster.

Players are selected based on their tryout performance. Each athlete must meet the following requirements:

  • Attend an in-person tryout or submit a video tryout.
  • Reside within a city’s radius at least 46 days between June 1 and August 31. Exceptions can be made only through an appeal to the Commission Co-Chairs.

As mentioned, there are two ways to try out for an MLQ team, and all interested players must try out through one of the two methods:

  1. Attend an in-person tryout.
  • Each MLQ team has scheduled at least one tryout within its recruiting area.
  • Interested players are required to attend at least one of their city's tryouts but are encouraged to attend as many as possible.
  • If you are trying out for one team, attending the tryout of another team will not fulfill your tryout requirement.
  • The details of the tryout itinerary will be left to the manager and/or coaches of the team to allow them to most effectively assess their options.
  • Detailed locations and times will be specified on team pages, team Facebooks and in Facebook events.
  1. Submit a video tryout.
  • All video tryouts are due by April 27 at 11:59 pm ET.
  • All video tryouts will include a standard portion and a team-specific supplement.
  • All videos should be sent in an email to the desired team with the subject line “(Name) (Team Name) Tryout.” The body of the email must include the player’s name, position, gender, USQ/Quidditch Canada/IQA seasonal team (if applicable) and address of residence for the summer.
  • The standardized section of all video tryouts should include:
    • Footage of at least two full games from the past year in which a player participated. Additional games are encouraged but not required.
      • In the body of the email, please provide timestamps of when the player was on pitch and a description of the play that takes place during each timestamp.
      • These are not highlight films. Please only send complete or nearly-complete game footage.
      • If you have not played in the last year, please explain why in the body of the email.
    • Footage of the supplemental sections for each team. Please find the team you intend to try out for below, click the name and follow the directions given. Do not forget to include the standardized part as well. Note that the ability of any practice partner will be observed in all footage, and your relative success will be judged accordingly.

Washington Admirals

100 miles
April 30 in DMV or DC Metro area
May 1 in DMV or DC Metro area
May 7 in DMV or DC Metro area
May 8 in DMV or DC Metro area

Indianapolis Intensity

States of Indiana and Illinois
 April 30 in Indianapolis, Ind.
May 1 in Indianapolis, Ind.

Kansas City Stampede

225 miles
 April 23 in Kansas City, Mo.

Ottawa Black Bears

125 miles
April 27 in Ottawa, ON
April 28 in Ottawa, ON
April 30 in Ottawa, ON

Los Angeles Guardians

150 miles
  April 23 in Torrance, Calif.
April 24 in Torrance, Calif.
April 30 in Los Angeles
May 1 in Los Angeles

Boston Night Riders

100 miles
April 24 in Boston
April 30 in Boston

Phoenix Sol

State of Arizona 
April 23 in Tempe, Ariz.
May 1 in Tempe, Ariz.
April 24 in Flagstaff, Ariz.

New York Titans

100 miles
April 23 in New York
April 30 in New York

League City Legends

100 miles
April 23 in League City, Texas
April 24 in League City, Texas 
April 30 in League City, Texas 
May 1 in League City, Texas

Rochester Whiteout

100 miles
April 24 in Rochester, N.Y.
May 1 in Rochester, N.Y.

Cleveland Riff

State of Ohio and
western Pennsylvania
April 30 in Bowling Green, Ohio
May 1 in Bowling Green, Ohio

Salt Lake City Hive

100 miles
April 23 in Salt Lake City, Utah

San Francisco Argonauts

150 miles
April 23 in San Jose, Calif.
April 24 in San Francisco, Calif.
April 30 in San Francisco, Calif.
May 1 in San Francisco, Calif.

New Orleans Curse

140 miles
April 23 in New Orleans
April 27 in New Orleanss

Detroit Innovators

State of Michigan and
Toledo, Ohio
 April 24 in East Lansing, Mich.
May 1 in Ann Arbor, Mich.

Austin Outlaws

100 miles
April 30 in Austin, Texas
May 1 in Austin, Texas

Austin and League City’s recruitment territory overlaps, however, that overlapping portion will go to League City.
Cleveland’s recruitment territory will contain all of Ohio--except Toledo--Pittsburgh, Penn. and any portion of Pennsylvania west of Pittsburgh.
Though not pictured, Rochester’s recruitment territory will include all of Toronto.