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The World Axe Throwing League has now made it easier than ever for you to start axe throwing. Grab the official WATL starter kit today and throw from anywhere! Limited quantities in stock. ORDER NOW!.

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The most anticipated axe in the history of our sport is now for sale. The Butcher is designed by WATL and engineered specifically for urban axe throwing. Unlike standard hatchets, this premium axe require no modifications, sharpening, or profiling. It has a full 4" inch blade coverage and are ready-to-throw, right out of the box. Step up your game with The Butcher.

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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 our members.

Calendar 2020

  • Winter League
    Week of Jan 12
  • Spring League
    Week of Apr 5
  • Summer League
    Week of Jun 28
  • Fall League
    Week of Sept 13

WATL Sanctioned Tournaments

  • Texas Showdown at PumpJaxe
    October 24
  • Clash of the Axes
    March 20
  • Bay of Quinte Open
    March 21
  • November 6-8
Upcoming ESPN Event
4-6 December
2020 World Axe Throwing Championship
4-6 December
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The Largest Axe Throwing Organization in the World

Leading The Sport Of Axe Throwing Into Mainstream Success

6000 +
Axe Throwers
265 +
Affiliated Companies
310 +
28 Countries
1 Advanced Axe Throwing Software
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And Growing

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We're excited to announce that WATL is the exclusive partner of ESPN for axe throwing leagues & events.

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We provide consulting for our members to help get their facilities set up, insured, operational and aid in markeging their facility to the media.

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Links of Interest

  • Standardized 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.
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  • 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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