Texas Archery Indoor League (TAIL)

presented by Texas Archery Academy

World Archery competition format

Open to ALL shooters!

$15 Youth & Adult Division

2pm start, registration 1pm

Last Sunday of the month (Jan – Nov)


Texas Archery Indoor League (TAIL)

Would you like to host or Come shoot your TAIL off with us! We want to expand access to the format statewide.

We are looking for regional tournament hosts to expand the success of this League by hosting monthly. A new source of consistent monthly revenue. Each event entry is $15, host retains $10. You provide facility, targets and a USAA Level 2+ Instructor will run it. Tournament like conditions generally means with whistles, timing and official score keeping.  (Texas Archery Academy will assist and provide scorecards.)

USAA Instructors help build the Sport, apply your students and develop your local archery community! Be a local tournament director/judge or find a local host. (Texas Archery Academy will assist.)

Participants prepare for the challenge of competition, test your growth, earn recognition and money!

Texas Archery Academy (TXAA) provides administration and marketing of the League, awards all USAA Star Pins, and conducts TAIL END.

What is TAIL?

The Tournament League has been held the last Sunday of every month Jan – Oct since 2011 by Texas Archery Academy. Consists of a 30 arrows (10 ends of 3 arrows), World Archery/USA Archery, Indoor event under tournament conditions. Event takes about 2 1/2 hours (1pm registration, 2pm start). Each TAIL offers USAA Star Pin awards based on your individual score and top score/performance recognition, these are mailed directly to participants by TXAA after each event. Tournament directors enter the scores online, allowing all participants statewide to review scores and see how they are doing relative to others.

The League culminates with TAIL END, the last Sunday in November held at Texas Archery Academy. This is a 60 arrow Star FITA and Top Turkey $ shoot off!  Shooter of the Year (SOY) awards are available by combining your two highest scores from the season, with the participant’s TAIL END score (Only scores shot at 18 meters on the appropriate size target for a participants USA Archery division can be used for the TAIL End League placements).  The 60 arrow score seeds Top Turkey, where the top 8 scores shoot down for money prize based on equipment class only.

This League has two purposes:

  1. To build recognition of the indoor shooting format considered the “Sport” of Archery by World Archery/USAA – therefore building financial sponsorship for future scholarships and earnings in Archery.
  2. The events provide consistent tournament experience – an application of a participant’s practice and a talent funnel.
  3. The events are an opportunity for Instructors/Coaches to test their students/teams.
  4. Individuals test their progress under pressure for performance awards (USAA Star Achievement Pins). Similar to a “belt test” benefit in other martial arts.
  5. The events provide a next level of competition segue and awards opportunity for the NASP audience.
  6. An opportunity for JOAD/AAA teams to compete regularly and network.

What is required of a Host?

A host will need at least 10 lanes indoors for shooters. Distances are 18 meters, and 9 meters for youngest shooters. Targets are World Archery 40cm, 3 spot “Vegas”, and 60cm World Archery.  Equipment for tournament conditions (scoring, timers, etc.) will be assisted with by TXAA.

What it the Achievement Program?

The Achievement program follows all USA Archery guidelines.  Details are available on the USA archery web site, along with the youth and adult scoring matrix.  Both youth and adults can earn Star Pins for scoring achievements. Each Star Pin is a different color, and each has a successive number of stars on it to represent the increasing challenge in earning that particular award pin. To progress through the achievement program, the archer must earn each pin level in consecutive order, starting with the Green Star pin. Only one pin may be earned per event. The archer must shoot each pin individually, as a separate scoring session.





Dates for 2019:  

1/27; 2/24; 3/31; 4/28; 5/26; 6/30; 7/28; 8/25; 9/29; 10/27; 11/24 (TAIL END)

Each TAIL shoot has awards for individual performance

DIVISIONS: Age, Gender, and Equipment

Plano indoor range location

600 Accent Dr., #B Plano, TX 75075


30 arrows at 18 meters or 9 meters, depending on age (10 ends of 3 arrows). You are striving for your top 2 scores during the season to qualify you for TAIL END.  This also serves as the “Pins Shoot” to earn individual performance awards from USA Archery (described at end of page) under tournament conditions. 




Youth: Your age as of 1/27/19, is the age group you shoot in all season.

Yeoman (9 or under), Bowman (10-12), Cub (13-14), Cadet (15-17) – NASP students may shoot in Barebow based on gender, and age (9 meters, for 9 and under, or 18 meters).Target is smaller and higher on bale.

Adults:  Junior (18-20), Senior (21-49), Master (50+)



Equipment divisions of Barebow, Recurve (with sights), and Compound (with sights).



Target is scored 10-1 points on single face. Three target layout is scored 10-6



Individuals may qualify for USA Archery performance Star pins based on score (one per TAIL shoot). USAA requires membership to receive White pin level and above.



November – Combine 2 best individual scores from TAIL season, with 60 arrow score during TAIL END. This will be used for special SOY (Shooter Of The Year) awards! These will be Male and Female SOY by Division (age) and Style (equipment). 

Additionally, your TAIL END score will seed you in our special “shoot off” event, the TURKEY SHOOT! Top 8 shooters from Barebow, Recurve-sights, and Compound-sights will separately compete for individual TOP TURKEY scratch ($). This is an open event to all shooters regardless of prior participation. The shooters are paired by seed (8 against 1, etc), shoot 3 arrow end at vertical 3 spot target, best score wins advancement, loser steps out!



INDIVIDUAL “PINS” competition

1) TAIL shoots serve as an official USA Archery Star Pin achievement testing and skill evaluation competition for JOAD & AAA programs (see award pins below, must be enrolled in USA Archery program to receive White pin or higher).  You compete against yourself to earn your next Star Pin award.

Enrollment link for USA Archery 

USA Archery Achievement “Star Pins” for JOAD and AAA:


(JOAD level USA Archery Star Pins)



(AAA level USA Archery Star Pins)

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