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Texas Archery Indoor League (TAIL)

presented by Texans Archery Club

Dates for 2024:  1/28 2/25 3/31 4/28 5/26 6/30 7/28 8/25 9/29 10/27; 11/24 

There is a 9 meter line, at 10am, the last Sunday of each month (Jan-Nov). This is for youth beginners to experience USA ARCHERY indoor competition format and rules. (JOAD pins green, purple, gray awarded only – white+ achieved at 18 meter competition)

There is an 18 meter line, at 2pm, the last Sunday of each month (Jan-Nov). This is for formal 18 meter competition only.

TAIL is held at the Dallas range located at 9100 N. Central Expwy 

TAIL Registration Form

  • MM slash DD slash YYYY
    Your age as of the beginning of the league in January , is the age group you shoot in all season.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

What is TAIL?

The Tournament League has been held the last Sunday of every month Jan – Nov, since 2011.

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. Each TAIL offers USAA Star Pin awards based on your individual score and top score/performance recognition, these are awarded directly to participants after each event.

This League has multiple 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 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 at each event.
  5. The events provide a next level of competition segue and awards opportunity for the NASP audience.
  6. An opportunity for JOAD/AAA/NASP clubs to compete regularly and network.


More information on USA Archery tournaments


30 arrows at 18 meters (10 ends of 3 arrows) all at 18 meters. The Green, Purple and Gray JOAD/AA pins may be earned without USA Archery membership. White pin and on require USAA membership. JOAD 9 meter shoot offers Green, Purple and Gray pins only, progress to 18 meters to continue.

The 30 arrows are a qualifier for a bracket shoot off of one end of 3 arrows per bracket. Top 4 scores from each equipment type (regardless of age/gender) proceed to a bracket shoot off, 1st seed vs 4th; 2nd vs 3rd. Winners of the brackets shoot for 1st and 2nd place. Losers of first bracket shoot for 3rd place. $100 prize money pot is split 1st-$50, 2nd-$30, and 3rd-$20.




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/Basic Compound (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.



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, $100 prize pot  is available in a a shoot-off  in each of the three equipment styles, 18 meters competition. $100 prize money pot is split 1st-$50, 2nd-$30, and 3rd-$20.

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

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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