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Austin Leagues

Important Information

  • Urban Axes leagues are open to throwers 18+. Throwers 12+ may throw in a league if their parent/guardian is enrolled in the same league or in another league on the same league night. All guests 18+ must provide valid photo identification on entry.
  • All participants must wear closed toe shoes.
  • Our Austin venue is BYO Alcohol (Beer & Wine only) and Food. Only those 21+ are allowed to drink.
  • Standard & Premier Leagues run once a week for 8 weeks. $140/person, paid at time of booking to reserve your spot.
  • Skills League runs once a week for 5 weeks. $100/person, paid at time of boooking to reserve your spot.
  • Big Axe League runs once a week for 5 weeks. $110/person, paid at time of booking to reserve your spot.
  • As part of our membership in the International Axe Throwing Federation, all leagues played in Axescores are subject to an $8 Axescores fee.

Urban Axes Leagues are run on the values of InclusivityEqualityRespectDiversity and Fair Play. To read more about our League Values, please click here.


Enroll in A League Now!

Season 3 of our 2024 leagues is kicking off soon! Use this opportunity to reserve your spot in the next season of leagues by signing up below! Our eight (8) week leagues will be running on Sundays starting at 1pm and 6pm, Tuesday nights starting at 7pm, and Wednesday nights starting at 7pm - all with practice one hour before.

  • Sunday Brunch Green League and Wednesday Night Premier League will be offered as prospective leagues this season, with initial registration done through a $35 deposit to gauge interest. A minimum of 12 league members must pay their deposit by Wednesday, 7/24 or Sunday, 7/28, respectively, to confirm each league. If the leagues are confirmed, each member will pay the remaining balance of $105 + $8 IATF League fee&tax online or in-person before the season begins. If not enough players register, those who have paid a deposit will be refunded or allowed to pay their balance & register for a different league. Please register early and encourage former members to return so we can confirm these leagues as soon as possible!

  • Premier Rules have recently been updated to award 5 pts for each touch Clutch in addition to 7 pts for Premier Clutches. This change has increased players' average scores and provided a better balance of challenge & fun for Premier Rules, and current Premier League members can attest it's a huge improvement! Come try this new ruleset out for yourself!

  • We are initially offering only one Sunday night league again this season. All Sunday night league members should register for Sunday Night Green League, and if this league sells out, we may add Sunday Night Blue League as well and can transfer any throwers that wish to switch leagues at that time.

We are excited to offer TWO five (5) week recreational leagues this seasons! We've staggered each recreational league at the beginning and end of the league season so players interested in both have only 2 weeks of overlap:

  • Big Axe League picks back up on Thursday, August 22nd at 7pm, with practice available at 6pm. This one goes fast, so signup ASAP to guarantee your spot!

  • Skills League is a brand new league starting Tuesday, July 30th at 7pm, with practice available at 6pm. Skills League will provide players practice & instruction in multiple Skills throws over the course of the season, with each week of the regular season focused on a different throw:

    • Underhand

    • 1.5 Rotation

    • Ambidextrous

    • Clutch

      • An open-Clutch match style where Clutch can be called on all 5 throws of the round!

  • Each week will feature practice, round robin matches, and a single-elimination tournament, all played with the Skill of the Week.

  • Week 5 will be a double-elimination Playoffs with matches that combine all 4 of the weekly Skills introduced throughout the season.

Skills League will be played and scored using the Urban Axes scoring app, so no IATF League Fee is required! Come try something new or hone your Skill throws before the next tournament Skills events or Urban Legends!

League Bookings

Gap Weeks

Sunday Leagues will have a gap week August 4th for the Urban Open.

Sunday & Wednesday Leagues will have a gap week September 1st and 4th for Labor Day.

Tuesday & Thursday Leagues will have a gap week September 10th and 12th for private & charity events.


How it works

Axe throwing is an individual sport played in a group setting. Therefore, forming teams is not necessary. If you had a team in mind, you, your friends and/or colleagues should each sign up individually to take part in the league on the same night of the week. You'll all get to throw together but also with and against other league members.

Over the first 7 weeks, you will play 4 matches each week against other league members to determine who will make the


playoffs in week 8. Each match consists of three rounds of 5 throws (so 15 axes total per match). During week 8, the top 16 competitors will compete in a double-elimination tournament to determine the league winner. League members have the opportunity to qualify for the International Axe Throwing Championship each year.

As founding members of the International Axe Throwing Federation, our leagues are built around the rules defined by IATF. You can find details of the IATF rules here.

What else should I know

Urban Axes has IATF-compliant axes for sale as low as $25 each plus tax. You can use one of general pool of axes but isn't it much more fun to have your own axe? You're in an axe throwing league! We have sourced what we consider to be the best throwing axes available that are used across Canada where the sport originated.

If you want to bring your own axe, it must meet IATF specifications.