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WATL's Mission Statement

The World Axe Throwing League (WATL) is the global governing body & league for the sport of urban axe throwing. Our mandate is to grow and strengthen the sport of urban axe throwing internationally by welcoming global axe throwing clubs to join our organization. Our mission is to bring the sport of urban axe throwing throughout the world through our members.

Our Benefits

  • Standarized Rules
    • The WATL offers standardized rules and regulations for competition amongst players on a global scale.​
    • These official standards include throwing distance, scoring for regular and tie-breaker play, official tournament structure, minimum and maximum participant requirements for competitive play, target design, and required equipment.
  • League Rules
    • Urban axe throwing leagues are designed for accessibility for anyone who enjoys the sport.​
    • We host regional leagues 4 times a year. Standard training techniques, scoring, and additional features ensure all league members find the competition challenging, fair, and accessible.
  • Promotion & Growth
    • The WATL assists its members in all areas of commercial development in the realm of urban axe throwing. We can offer strategies and direct assistance with finding the right business location, maintaining a calendar and fluid booking system, hiring, branding, and a wide array of marketing strategies.
  • Safety Protocols & Procedures
    • We promote safety across all urban axe throwing facilities recognized by the WATL.
    • The safety regulations include but aren't limited to ratio of certified axe throwing coaches per each throwing lane based on number of participants, throw countdowns, axe retrieval, barrier and backdrop construction, lane size and clearance, and rigorous employee training that maximizes competition, fun, and safety.
  • Global & Local Competition
    • Urban axe throwing competitions are hosted locally 4 times a year with one world competition, crowning the World Axe Throwing Champion.
  • Global Exposure
    • Members of the WATL are afforded all the perks and notoriety of conforming to the international standard of urban axe throwing excellence. Governing more urban axe throwing facilities, tournaments, and leagues than any other body in the world, we set the global standard for practice and innovation. This prestige attracts press, business, and unites business professionals in a common goal for expansion.
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Joining the World Axe Throwing League (WATL) provides companies with the advantage of legitimizing and growing their axe throwing business while complying with the global standards of the sport. We provide consulting for our members to help get their facilities set up, insured, operational and aid in marketing their facility to the media. We are here to help grow the sport of urban axe throwing.

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Urban Axe Throwing rules

Urban Axe Throwing rules

WATL offers standardized rules and regulations for competition amongst players on a global scale. These official standards include throwing distance, scoring for regular and tie-breaker play, official tournament structure, minimum and maximum participant requirements for competitive play, target design, and required equipment.

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Become a Champion

Are you looking to become a league member at a WATL facility? We have members all over the world. To participate and become a part of our axe throwing leagues, please click below to find a WATL Location near you.

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World Axe Throwing League Official Coach Certification

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