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)
Dates for 2022: 1/30 2/27 3/27 4/24 5/29 6/26 7/31 8/28 9/25 10/30; 11/27 TAIL END & Top Turkey
TAIL END & TURKEY SHOOT are November, $30 entry for 18m, $15 for 9m
What is TAIL?
The Tournament League has been held the last Sunday of every month Jan – Nov, since 2011 by Texas Archery Academy.
Consists of 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 awarded directly to participants by TXAA after each event.
In 2022 we are adding a NASP competition. This is still 30 arrows but is the “bullseye” event of two distances, 10 meters and 15 meters, 80cm target. All participants use NASP sanctioned equipment but age divisions are: Elementary (up to 5th grade), Middle (6-8th grades), and Highschool (9-12th grades). Awards are earned individually based on their 30 arrow score achieved (100 points – Green; 175 points – Purple; 225+ points – Gray. Qualify in order and one pin per event). NASP shooters can also earn SOY medals by age division and gender, if they shoot four qualifying NASP scores during the TAIL season.
This League has multiple purposes:
- 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.
- The events provide consistent tournament experience – an application of a participant’s practice and a talent funnel.
- The events are an opportunity for Instructors/Coaches to test their students/teams.
- Individuals test their progress under tournament pressure for performance awards (USAA Star Achievement Pins). Similar to a “belt test” benefit in other martial arts. Also there are awards for those to continue participation with prize money each event and SOY league recognition, etc.
- The events provide a next level of competition segue and awards opportunity for the NASP audience (NASP equipment is Basic Compound).
- An opportunity for JOAD/AAA/NASP clubs to compete regularly and network.
- Establish Shooter of the Year recognition.
30 arrows at 18 meters or 9 meters, depending on age (10 ends of 3 arrows). The Green, Purple and Gray JOAD pins all are shot at 9 meters. All other JOAD pins move to 18 meters and require USA Archery membership number to receive. All Adult pins are earned at 18 meters.
We also hold a NASP competition simultaneously on a dedicated range(s). This is a 10 and 15 meter “bullseye” event of 30 arrows total, same scoring.
Youth: Your age as of the beginning of the league, is the age group you shoot in all season. Yeoman (9 or under), Bowman (10-12), Cub (13-14), Cadet (15-17)
Adults: Junior (18-20), Senior (21-49), Master (50+)
Equipment divisions of Barebow (no sights), Recurve (with sights), and Compound (with sights). Arrow shafts at USA Archery events can’t exceed 9.3mm in diameter. Arrow tips/points cannot exceed 9.4mm in diameter. You will need four scores using the same equipment to qualify for SOY recognition.
Target is scored 10-1 points on single face. Three target layout is scored 10-6
Each event is a “Pins Shoot”, individuals may qualify for USA Archery performance Star pins (described at end of page) based on score (one per TAIL shoot). USAA requires membership to receive White pin level and above. In addition, $50 prize is available to the highest score achieved in the three equipment styles each event.
During the league season, you are striving for your top 4 scores (120 arrows combined score) which may include the optional 30 arrow TAIL END season finale. The league culminates with Shooter of the Year (SOY) awards for each age bracket, by equipment and gender measured by best four scores achieved. Special award is available for top Combined Score by an individual.
TAIL END & Top Turkey shoot off! (Optional Season Finale, $30 entry fee for 18m, $15 for 9m)
Culmination of the Texas Archery Indoor League. For SOY awards you need 4 best scores (120 total) from the season, which may include the TAIL END 30 arrow score. In addition, your TAIL END score will seed you in our special “shoot off” event, the TOP TURKEY SHOOT! Top 8 shooters from Barebow, Recurve-sights, and Compound-sights will separately compete for individual TOP TURKEY $CRATCH and medals. The shooters are paired by seed (8 against 1, etc) in a bracket style elimination, they shoot a 3 arrow end, best score wins advancement, loser steps out!
$500 pot/style, split 1st 50%, 2nd 30%, 3rd 20%
TAIL END is an open event to all shooters regardless of prior league season participation.
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. To receive White pin or greater you must be a USA Archery member, membership number is required.
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.
USA Archery Achievement “Star Pins” for JOAD and AAA:
(JOAD level USA Archery Star Pins)
(AAA level USA Archery Star Pins)
ARCHERS QUEST RANKS
In addition to using your score for USA Archery pins, you may use your 30 arrow scores for ARCHERS QUEST rank advancements. Go to www.ArchersQuest.info to enroll (FREE). The shooting score is only one part of the rank advancement requirements.