MLQ's 16 teams will use the month of April to run a series of tryouts in order to put together the strongest 30-player roster possible. Initial rosters will be announced publicly on May 1. Managers may leave up to five spots open for athletes trying out during the month of May. Names of athletes rostering for those last five spots must be submitted no later than June 1. 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 play an athlete during the season.

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 38 days between June 1 and August 13. Exceptions can be made only through an appeal to the Commissioners and Gameplay Director.

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. Register for and attend an in-person tryout.
  • Each MLQ team will be scheduling 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 26 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.

Austin Outlaws

100 miles
April 29 in Austin, Texas
April 30 in Austin, Texas

Indianapolis Intensity

States of Indiana and Illinois
 April 23 in Indianapolis, Ind.
April 30 in Indianapolis, Ind.

Kansas City Stampede

225 miles
 April 15 in Kansas City, Mo.
April 22 in Kansas City, Mo.

Detroit Innovators

State of Michigan
 April 23 in TBD, Mich.
April 29 in TBD, Mich.

Boston Night Riders

100 miles
April 23 in Boston
April 29 in Boston

Phoenix Sol

State of Arizona 
April 22 in Tuscon, Ariz.
April 29 in Tempe, Ariz.

Salt Lake City Hive

100 miles
April 21 in Salt Lake City
April 22 in Salt Lake City

Los Angeles Guardians

150 miles
  April 22 in Torrance, Calif.
April 23 in Torrance, Calif.
April 29 in Torrance, Calif.
April 30 in Torrance, Calif.

New York Titans

100 miles
April 22 in New York
April 29 in New York

League City Legends

100 miles
April 23 in League City, Texas
April 29 in League City, Texas 

New Orleans Curse

140 miles
April 23 in Baton Rouge, La. 
April 29 in New Orleans

Cleveland Riff

State of Ohio and
western Pennsylvania
April 23 in TBD
April 29 in Wooster, Ohio

Washington Admirals

100 miles
April 22 in Arlington, Va.
April 23 in Arlington, Va.
April 28/29 in TBD (Invite Only)

Ottawa Black Bears

125 miles
April 22 - Ottawa, Ontario
April 23 - Ottawa, Ontario
April 26 - Ottawa, Ontario

Rochester Whiteout

100 miles
April 23 in Rochester, N.Y.
April 30 in Rochester, N.Y.

San Francisco Argonauts

150 miles
April 15 in Mountain View, Calif.
April 29 in Mountain View, Calif.
April 30 in Berkeley, Calif.

 
 

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, Pittsburgh, Penn. and any portion of Pennsylvania west of Pittsburgh.
Though not pictured, Rochester’s recruitment territory will include all of Toronto.