Quidditch is one of the most popular magical sports in the wizarding world, played on broomsticks. It can be played on a professional level as well as in school tournaments and informal games at home.
 Basic Overview
Quidditch is a sport played on flying broomsticks 50 feet in the air. The goal is to catch the Golden Snitch, to end the game and get 150 points for the team. Only the Seeker can do this. The Quaffle is a red ball that is passed between the three Chasers, who try to score trowing it into one of three 50 foot tall hoops, called Goal Posts. The score for the Quaffle into the hoop is 10 points. The Goal Posts are guarded by a Keeper who are like goalies in the Muggle game Football (Soccer). And finaly we have Beaters who deflect balls called Bludgers that race around the pitch of their own accord and try to knock players off their brooms. In summary there are seven players on each team and four balls on the pitch.
One Golden Snitch
Two Beaters' bats
Seven brooms per team
Six hoops, 50 feet high
In one team:
Also one referee in a match with two teams
 Quidditch Teams and Leagues
 The British and Irish Quidditch League
The Headquarters for the League is in the Ministry of Magic, in the Department of Magical Games and Sports.
All teams in the British and Irish Quidditch League:
 Hogwarts Quidditch Cup
First years at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry are not permitted to bring their own broomsticks to school, or to compete in the teams. They are given flying lessons and in their second year may try out for teams. There are four teams, one for each of the four Houses: Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff and Slytherin.