Our lovely quidditch team needs to get better at tackling if we want to win any games. We thought we might be able to learn a thing or two from players of other sports, only most other sports seem to tackle quite differently to us.
Obviously no other sport involves riding a broom, and as such most other are going to be fully two handed, so I am just looking for the closest common (in the UK) sport that we might learn from.
The rules of a BQC quidditch tackle (same as US quidditch) are best described in the rulebook, however in brief:
- Tackle below the shoulders and above the knees.
- Initiate contact from the front.
- You may not use both hands to wrap round an opponent.
- No shoulder barges.
(Its also generally considered polite not to skewer your opponent with your broom, though interestingly I don't see that in the rules anywhere.)
Any recommendations are welcome, Many thanks.