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2018 Wild Cards At BATL

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2018 Wild Cards At BATL

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Every year, the most talented axe throwers in the world gather to determine the best of the best in a weekend-long tournament known as the National Axe Throwing Championship. This 120+ person tournament is the culmination of league play in the National Axe Throwing Federation (NATF) including the top 4 axe throwers from each and every league in the organization. Of course, our league membership extends to thousands of skilled axe throwers that may not make the cut. Enter the Wild Card  Tournament hosted at BATL, The Backyard Axe Throwing League.

2018 Wild Cards

The Wild Card Tournament (taking place at all BATL venues December 16th) is open to any thrower at The Backyard Axe Throwing League who has competed in at least one league season in 2018 and has not yet qualified for the NATC. The format for the Wild Card will be a double elimination tournament, similar to a regulation league playoff. Each tournament will be venue based, so be sure get in touch with your home BATL location for more details and registration. Winners of the Wildcard tournament will get an instant qualification to the first round of the NATC.

2019 All-Star Weekend at BATL

The National Axe Throwing Championship (NATC) will be taking place February 18th in Toronto as part of the 8th annual All-Star Weekend hosted by The Backyard Axe Throwing League. All qualifying league competitors from all over North America, including many from the Backyard Axe Throwing League, will be facing off for their chance at not only bragging rights but also prize money for the top 3 competitors. After that, we begin the 2018 Winter Skills competition, showcasing the most skilled throwers battling it out for their chance at glory. You can find all the details on the National Axe Throwing Federation website.

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Wondering how this all came about? By now, you've probably already heard the story. Back in 2006, a group of friends were bored at a cottage outside of Toronto and decided to throw an axe at a stump. Little did they know that this innocent way to pass the time would soon evolve into the creation of a worldwide sport.

Upon returning to the city, BATL founder and CEO Matt Wilson decided to call some friends to his house and create a game with those very same axes - pioneering the sport of urban axe throwing that has taken the world by storm. It didn't take long before the Backyard Axe Throwing League had outgrown its very own backyard. As you can imagine, putting that many people in a small outdoor space together got very loud very fast, and noise complaints were coming to a frequent issue. Not to mention, word had spread throughout the city so fast that the waitlist to join a league was becoming never ending. In 2011, BATL moved its operations indoors and secured an industrial space in the west end of Toronto. We instantly had leagues running four nights a week, and soon after opened up to private group bookings (perfectly suited for bachelor and bachelorette parties, adult birthdays, corporate team building, or a night out with friends).

Fast forward to 2018, the Backyard Axe Throwing League now has 14 locations across North America (including Toronto, Pickering, Ottawa, Niagara Falls, London, Kitchener, Hamilton, and Calgary in Canada; in addition to Novi, Nashville, and Chicago in the United States - with more on the way in Scottsdale, Arizona!) offering up the urban axe throwing experience that we pioneered over 12 years ago.

The National Axe Throwing Federation

In 2016 The National Axe Throwing Federation (NATF) was established to service the sport of axe throwing globally, with a vision to create broad and standardized competition amongst players, while providing member support through a mandate to promote universal safety, sportsmanship and competitive protocol. All league play falls under the National Axe Throwing Federation umbrella, the worlds foremost governing body of the sport of axe throwing (of which BATL is a founding member). Currently sitting at over 4000 league members worldwide, being part of the NATF gives you access to the most advanced statistic tracking in the sport of urban axe throwing.

Advanced statistic tracking (axescores.com) is provided to all members of the National Axe Throwing Federation and is by far the most sophisticated axe throwing metric tracking system available in the sport of urban axe throwing. When using the Axe Scores app, you can monitor and run league play while keeping track of just about everything. Stats include (but aren't limited to): average scores per match and per axe, high scores, rubber matches played perfect games and matches (both natural and supernatural), and many more.

Joining an axe throwing league is a great excuse to get out of the house and engage in some weekly friendly competition. But more than that, it's a chance to meet new friends and be part of an extremely tight-knit community. At BATL, our mission is to show people the power of being good to each other, using the axe as a tool to build community inspired by our backyard roots. Our league members come from all walks of life, and are some of the most interesting people you'll ever meet - and we can guarantee that you'll make lasting friendships in the process. We’re immensely proud to have been the first organization in the world to offer an urban venue to experience the thrill of indoor axe throwing in leagues, walk-ins, group parties and team building.

Sign up for the 2018 Wild Cards at BATL today, and get ready for the 2019 NATC!

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BATL Growth in the US

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The Backyard Axe Throwing League's
Growth in the United States

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BATL pioneered the sport of urban axe throwing back in 2006 in a downtown Toronto backyard, we had no idea how far it would reach - but we knew it was something that just about anyone would enjoy. We were right. From our humble beginnings, the Backyard Axe Throwing League quickly outgrew its own backyard and went on to open 10 locations across Canada over the course of a few years.

In 2017, BATL stepped across the border to open our very first location in the United States. We partnered with Throw Nashville to bring BATL's brand of urban axe throwing to Music City, and that would mark the beginning of our US growth.

Opened in 2017, BATL Nashville quickly began turning heads in the state of Tennessee. It didn't take long for us to become part of our community, and have gone on to offer so much more than axe throwing. For one, BATL Nashville has played host to numerous groups of veterans, offering axe throwing as a form of therapy. Nashville's Fox17 News got wind of what we were doing and shed some light on it in a recent article:

"Therapy comes in various forms, according to Jonathan League, the general manager of BATL, The Backyard Axe Throwing League. BATL has grown in the past decade from Canada to several locations nationwide. League, a veteran as well, partnered with the founder to open a location in Music City. While League built his first target, he says a friend..."Was completely changed. He didn't need drugs or a long talk. He just needed to throw an ax."

We wanted to keep the ball rolling, so shortly after the opening of our Nashville venue, BATL set its sights on the windy city. Founded by Scott Hollander, Thunderbolt Axe Throwing was the first-ever axe throwing venue in Chicago - and was a perfect fit to team up with BATL. Located in the Portage Park neighbourhood, near the surrounding neighbourhoods of Old Irving Park, Avondale, Dunning and Des Plaines. Hollander is an axe thrower himself and former lawyer who has a passion for showing people a good time, throwing fun events and teaching people how to throw axes. Thunderbolt Axe Throwing Chicago gained local press in Voyage Chicago, the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Tonight amongst other news outlets.

Scott Hollander expressed to Chicago Tonight that “I used to be a lawyer and I left my job and I was travelling with friends. I’d thrown axes before outdoors for fun while camping and stuff like that, but I never knew about a business like this… We were travelling to Montreal and saw a place like this – and I immediately thought of Chicago.”

Furthermore, Scott believes that "it’s just a unique way for Chicagoans to have some harmless fun... I catch people on their way out turning to each other, you know, ‘that was awesome’ and that’s all I’m going for, you know, just having people just have a really good time.” The success of Thunderbolt Axe Throwing Chicago led to the merge with BATL, The Backyard Axe Throwing League.

Since bringing our sport to the Windy City, BATL Chicago has played host to thousands of guests - both casual first-time throwers, and league members fully immersed in the sports side of axe throwing.

Earlier this year, BATL opened its 3rd venue in the US (in the past year, no less). Situated just 8 miles from the City of Detroit, the community of Novi has been one of the fastest growing cities in the state of Michigan for years. The Backyard Axe Throwing League Novi opened earlier this year and is the premier axe throwing facility in metro Detroit. The venue is located at Twelve Mile Crossing at Fountain Walk near West Oaks Shopping Centre, in the heart of Novi. Our newest location has been an instant success thanks to a warm welcome from our surrounding community, and we're excited to continue bringing the unique thrill of axe throwing to Metro Detroit.

This is just the beginning of our growth in the United States with locations in Scottsdale opening this December, AZ; Albuquerque, NM; Houston, TX; and Madison, WI set to open in the coming year. No matter what BATL location you end up at, you can always expect the same experience that has made us famous across the world:

Private Axe Throwing Event Bookings

BATL offers two types of private event bookings: 1-hour bookings for groups of 2-5 people, and 2-2.5 hour bookings for groups of 6 and up. No matter which private event you book, you'll get the same thing that BATL has become famous for the best one on one instruction from our skilled and friendly staff members, followed by a round robin style tournament and single elimination playoff - all orchestrated by our staff, leaving you with nothing to do but throw axes and enjoy the company of your guests. Many BATL locations offer complete bar and food services, which means even less planning for you. These events are perfectly suited to adult birthday parties, bachelor/bachelorette parties, corporate team building, and much more.

Walk-in Axe Throwing

If you're looking to get involved on a casual basis, all BATL venues offer hourly walk-in axe throwing sessions each and every week. No advanced booking is required, and our expert coaches are on hand to guide you every step of the way - regardless of if it's your first time throwing, or you're an experienced thrower looking to hone in on your skill.

Axe Throwing Leagues

Our axe throwing leagues run for 8 weeks, completely under the guidance of our resident axe gurus. Each season consists of round-robin style tournament play, where you'll throw 28 games against other people in the league, culminating in a top 16 double elimination playoff on week 8. Our leagues are suitable for people of all skill levels, with staff on hand at all times ready to give you tips and tricks to make sure that you're hitting the bullseye. League play falls under the National Axe Throwing Federation (NATF) umbrella, the worlds foremost governing body of the sport of axe throwing (of which BATL is a founding member). Being part of the NATF also gives you access to the most advanced statistic tracking in the sport of urban axe throwing.

We're happy to call the US our second home. If you haven't experienced the unique thrill of axe throwing yet, it's time to Join the BATL!

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We Are BATL: The Backyard Axe Throwing League

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We Are BATL: The Backyard Axe Throwing League

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From our humble beginnings in 2006 the Backyard Axe Throwing League has steadily grown the sport that we created in our own backyard across not just North America, but across the world. We've hosted thousands of new axe throwers across our 14 venues, using our advanced axe throwing statistic software (AxeScores.com) to track totals of millions of axe throws. Even though we've brought our sport to the mainstream, there are still many who have yet to experience firsthand the unique thrill of throwing an axe. So, what exactly is BATL, and what do we do?

How It All Started

The sport of urban axe throwing that has taken the world by storm started just as you might think it would: at a cottage with friends. In 2006, founder and CEO Matt Wilson to a cabin in Southern Ontario with his closest pals and after hours of rain, they had to find a way to keep busy. The group began throwing hatches at a tree, and instantly felt the cathartic release of sinking an axe into softwood. Little did they know this was the start of something huge.

Upon returning home to Toronto Matt decided to set up a target in his backyard and invite some friends over to show them just how enjoyable throwing an axe could be. They didn't need much convincing. Before long a point system was created, and soon enough a group of 8 friends would meet every week and engage in some friendly competition. 8 friends quickly grew to 16, and 16 quickly grew to 32. Before he knew it, Matt was hosting 2 full leagues of a total of 60+ per night in his backyard, not including all the spectators that would stop by to catch a glimpse of our exciting new sport.

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It didn't take long for the crowds of people that had heard of our weekly axe meetings in a downtown Toronto backyard to make us realized that we had outgrown our small space. In 2011, BATL made its first move indoors into a nondescript warehouse in the west end of the city. With Matt still working his job as a bartender 3 days a week, our new location could only host leagues 4 nights a week - and believe it or not, that wasn't nearly enough. The wait list continued to grow, and we quickly realized that we had to make this experience available to not just our league members but also the more casual would-be axe thrower. BATL instantly started offering private tournaments, and that's when axe throwing began to take off.

2013: The Expansion of The Backyard Axe Throwing League

Our only location was fully booked three months in advance year round, making it obvious to us that the demand for axe throwing wasn't going anywhere. In December of 2013, BATL opened its second location in a huge space in the east end of Toronto (nearly 5 times the size of our Sterling Road location), and the rest is history. Since then, BATL has ballooned to have 14 locations (including Toronto, Pickering, Ottawa, Niagara Falls, London, Kitchener, Hamilton, and Calgary in Canada; in addition to Novi, Scottsdale, Nashville, and Chicago in the United States). BATL now employs nearly 400 expertly trained axe gurus that teach over 300,000 people a year how to have an amazing time while throwing an axe. Countless celebrities have since graced us with their presence at locations everywhere, and we've been featured on TSN, CBC and The History Channel, MTV, Vice, and more - in addition to The Atlantic, the Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post in print.

What We Offer:

League Play: It's no secret that the foundations of BATL start with our axe throwing leagues. Thousands strong we show the power of being good to each other, using the axe as a tool to build community inspired by our backyard roots. Our axe throwing leagues run for 8 weeks, completely under the guidance of our resident axe gurus. Each season consists of round-robin style tournament play, where you'll throw 28 games against other people in the league, culminating in a top 16 double elimination playoff on week 8. Our leagues are suitable for people of all skill levels, with staff on hand at all times ready to give you tips and tricks to make sure that you're hitting the bullseye. League play falls under the National Axe Throwing Federation (NATF) umbrella, the worlds foremost governing body of the sport of axe throwing (of which BATL is a founding member). Being part of the NATF also gives you access to the most advanced statistic tracking in the sport of urban axe throwing.

Walk-In Axe Throwing Sessions: If you're looking for a casual way to get involved with the sport of axe throwing, all BATL venues offer public walk-in sessions (no reservations required) every weekend. It's the perfect way to test the water when it comes to axe throwing, with little commitment. Our expert coaches are on hand to guide you the whole way, so whether you're new to the sport or looking to hone in on your skill BATL has you covered.

Private Axe Throwing Event Bookings: BATL offers two types of private event bookings: 1-hour bookings for groups of 2-5 people, and 2-2.5 hour bookings for groups of 6 and up. No matter which private event you book, you'll get the same thing that BATL has become famous for the best one on one instruction from our skilled and friendly staff members, followed by a round robin style tournament and single elimination playoff - all orchestrated by our staff, leaving you with nothing to do but throw axes and enjoy the company of your guests. These parties are perfectly suited to any adult gatherings (bachelor/bachelorette parties, corporate team building, adult birthdays, etc) and many BATL locations offer complete bar and food services, which means even less planning for you.

It's been an exciting ride to bring the sport of urban axe throwing to the masses, and we can't wait to share everything we have in store for the future. If you haven't stopped by yet, what are you waiting for? It's time to Join the BATL!

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A Brief History Of The Axe And Axe Throwing

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A Brief History Of The Axe And Axe Throwing

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Axes have been especially prevalent these days, with the emergence of the sport of axe throwing across the world - but it's a well-known fact that axes have been used for thousands of years for much more than throwing. It's one of the oldest tools used by mankind, after all.

Before the modern axe, the stone-age hand axe was used without a handle - only later to be fastened to a wooden handle. The earliest examples of handled axes have heads of stone with some form of the wooden handle attached in a method to suit the available materials and use. Axes made of copper, bronze, iron and steel appeared as these technologies developed. Axes these days are composed of a head and a handle.

In folklore, stone axes were sometimes believed to be thunderbolts and were used to guard buildings against lightning, as it was believed (mythically) that lightning never struck the same place twice. This has caused some skewing of axe distributions.

Steel axes were important in superstition as well. It was rumoured that a thrown axe could keep off a hailstorm. Sometimes an axe was placed in the crops with the cutting edge to the skies to protect the harvest against bad weather. An upright axe buried under the sill of a house would keep off witches, while an axe under the bed would "assure male offspring."

Axes are also predominant in Viking culture, as evidenced when Alex Høgh Andersen, better known as Ivar the Boneless from History TV’s hit show Vikings, visited our BATL Toronto location to film a segment in anticipation of the upcoming new season. It's no surprise that he was a natural.

Most modern axes have steel heads and wooden handles, typically hickory in the US and ash in Europe and Asia, although plastic or fibreglass handles are also common. Modern axes are sorted by use, size and form. Hafted axes with short handles designed for use with one hand are often called hand axes, scout axes, or hatchets - but the term hand axe refers to axes without handles as well. Hatchets tend to be small hafted axes often with a hammer on the back side (the poll). As easy-to-make weapons, axes have frequently been used in combat.

It's been almost 13 years since the Backyard Axe Throwing League brought urban axe throwing to the masses, using the axe as a tool to bring people together. Back in 2006, a group of friends were bored at a cottage outside of Toronto and decided to throw an axe at a stump. Little did they know that this innocent way to pass the time would soon evolve into the creation of a worldwide sport.

Upon returning home to Toronto, BATL founder and CEO Matt Wilson decided to set up a target in his backyard and invite some friends over to show them just how cathartic throwing a sharp axe into wood could be. A point system was created, and soon enough a group of 8 friends would meet every week and engage in some friendly competition. 8 friends quickly grew to 16, and 16 quickly grew to 32. Before he knew it, Matt was hosting 2 full leagues of a total of 60+ per night in his backyard, not including all the spectators that would stop by to catch a glimpse of our exciting new sport.

It didn't take long before the Backyard Axe Throwing League had outgrown its very own backyard. As you can imagine, putting that many people in a small outdoor space together got very loud very fast, and noise complaints were coming to a frequent issue. Not to mention, word had spread throughout the city so fast that the waitlist to join a league was becoming never ending. In 2011, BATL moved its operations indoors and secured an industrial space in the west end of Toronto. We instantly had leagues running four nights a week, and soon after opened up to private group bookings (perfectly suited for bachelor and bachelorette parties, adult birthdays, corporate team building, or a night out with friends). With 13 locations across North America (including Toronto, Pickering, Ottawa, Niagara Falls, London, Kitchener, Hamilton, and Calgary in Canada; in addition to Novi, Nashville, and Chicago in the United States - with more on the way!).

Looking to join in on the fun and experience the thrill of axe throwing for yourself? BATL offers two types of private event bookings: 1-hour bookings for groups of 2-5 people, and 2-2.5 hour bookings for groups of 6 and up. No matter which private event you book, you'll get the same thing that BATL has become famous for the best one on one instruction from our skilled and friendly staff members, followed by a round robin style tournament and single elimination playoff - all orchestrated by our staff, leaving you with nothing to do but throw axes and enjoy the company of your guests. Many BATL locations offer complete bar and food services, which means even less planning for you.

Planning an outdoor event and want to include axe throwing in the festivities? BATL can also come to you! The Backyard Axe Throwing League offers mobile axe throwing targets in the vicinity of all of our existing venues. Our outdoor axe throwing packages are fully insured, equipped and available for both full and half-day bookings. Our team of expert coaches can provide a customized axe throwing experience based on your specific group needs to make your next event one of the most incredible memories of the year for everyone who participates. BATL's mobile targets have graced outdoor weddings, music festivals, charity BBQ's, and much more.

If you're looking for something a little more casual, BATL offers public walk-in sessions (no reservations required) every weekend. It's the perfect way to test the water when it comes to axe throwing, with little commitment. Our expert coaches are on hand to guide you the whole way, so whether you're new to the sport or looking to hone in on your skill we've got you covered.

If you think axes are just for chopping wood, you've got it all wrong! Head to your nearest BATL venue and see for yourself what else you can do with an axe.

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Different Types Of Axes: Which One Is Right For You?

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Different Types Of Axes: Which One Is Right For You?

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Unless you've been living under a rock for your entire life, you are likely familiar with the axe. Also spelt, ax, axes are hand tools used for chopping, splitting, piercing, and much much more. The most rudimentary axes (consisting of simple stone implements with wooden handles) date back to the stone ages - about 30,000 BC. The development of the iron-bladed felling axe in the Middle Ages made possible the vast forest clearance of northwestern Europe and the development of medieval agriculture. The axe played a similar role in land clearance in eastern Europe, Scandinavia, North and South America, and elsewhere. In modern times the ax, now with a blade or bit of steel, sometimes double-bitted or sharpened on both ends, has lost much of its historic role to powered saws and other machinery, although it remains a widely used tool with a wide variety of uses - like axe throwing for example. Before getting involved in our urban sport of axe throwing, it's always a good idea to get familiar with your tools. So, don't know the first thing about what separates a hatchet from a felling axe? Not to worry, BATL, The Backyard Axe Throwing League has you covered.

Different Types Of Axes

Hatchets

Hatches (also known as scout axes) are small axes designed to be used with one hand while the other holds the wood in place. On top of being the perfect throwing axe, they are useful for making rough cuts in relatively small logs. In other words, they do a good job cutting up branches for firewood but are way undersized for cutting down large trees. They have axeheads which weigh about a pound and a half, with the handle being about a foot long. Hatchets can be used to cut across the grain or along the grain, but if you have to cut through more than a couple of inches, look for another axe. The best value hatchet you can purchase directly through us via our web store. The hatchet is great for a bug out bag and hikers and campers that don’t want to carry much weight. It gives you the benefit of being able to chop wood easier than using a big knife or machete but doesn’t weigh all that much.

Felling Axes

If you've spent time around the Backyard Axe Throwing League, then you've probably heard the term big axe. That's our way of simplifying things, as a big axe is really just what we call a felling axe. If you really do need to cut down a tree and don’t have access to a chainsaw, the felling axe is the one you should use. The felling axe can also be referred to as any type of camp axe and are used for chopping down trees and branches. There are two distinguishing features about this type of axe: the handle of the axe is about two feet long, and the head weighs about two and a half pounds. The blade is thin, flat and sharp. The felling axe is swung sideways at the tree and is designed to cut through the grain, not with the grain like a maul.

Splitting Maul

Most of us don’t chop down trees, but splitting firewood is a chore many do. The splitting maul is the axe of choice for that job. The head of a splitting maul is thick and heavy. It can weigh as much as twelve pounds but must are nowhere near this weight. The splitting maul is swung down at the log in the direction of the grain. The weight helps force it through the wood and the thickness of the axe head keeps it from getting stuck. Being a tool made for brute force, it's not necessary for a splitting maul to be sharp.

Tomahawks

While tomahawks are known as the original throwing axe, what many don’t realize is that tomahawks aren’t the best for camp. They can be used to some degree, but the axe head is too light for chopping into the wood. Due to the light weight of the tomahawk, BATL advises against using these for throwing, as they can be more unpredictable than a hatchet.

Double Bit Axe

The double bit axe is the quintessential Paul Bunyan Axe. Today, few such axes are used for real work, but they are still commonly used for throwing in things such as Lumberjack Games. Players hold the axe behind their heads with both hands and as they bring it over their heads, release it towards a target, hoping the axe will hit and stick into the target. One of the blades is usually sharp for cutting against the grain (chopping branches or trees) and the other isn’t as sharp and is better suited to splitting wood along the grain (like a splitting axe).

No matter what your task and what axe you choose for the job, remember to stay safe and use caution.

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BATL is Coming Soon to Scottsdale Arizona

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BATL Coming Soon to Scottsdale Arizona

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Scottsdale may have a reputation as a travel destination, but it’s also a city brimming with a vibrant community, arts, and much more. It's a city that promises abundant amenities, from vibrant outdoor activities and sports to a thriving downtown and waterfront. The city of over 220,000 inhabitants is known for the excellent quality of life mixed with tourist appeal. Not just a city of retirees, people are flocking to Scottsdale for its family-friendly reputation. With a buzzing arts and culture scene, many schools that are ranked top in the state, and endless potential for outdoor activity, it's no wonder that the younger demographic are taking Scottsdale by storm. The downtown area - known as Old Town Scottsdale - is one of the most unique urban downtown centres in the American Southwest. Its pedestrian-friendly streets are home to world-class art galleries, museums, restaurants and retail shops. When the sun goes down, the area really shines - with world-class bars, restaurants, and nightlife options. Old Town Scottsdale is also known for hosting great events throughout the year such as markets, art walks, festivals, parades, concerts, and block parties.

BATL is excited to become part of the Scottsdale community, opening our 14th location later this year that will serve the entire area of Greater Phoenix including Tempe, Glendale, Mesa, Peoria, and more.

The History of Axe Throwing

The sport of axe throwing was established in 2006 in the Toronto backyard of Matt Wilson. What started as a personal passion sparked by a camping trip with friends soon spread through word-of-mouth in Toronto. Matt Wilson spent his career learning the ropes of the hospitality business in Toronto, which enabled the creation of the first-ever urban axe throwing venue in Toronto, The Backyard Axe Throwing League. Urban axe throwing is comprised of ‘arenas,’ which are similar to a cross between a batting cage and bowling alley, with private space for groups of any size.

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The Backyard Axe Throwing League’s mission is to show people the power of being good to each other, using the axe as a tool to build a community inspired by the background roots. Matt Wilson's BATL is the first organization in the world to offer an urban venue to experience the thrill of indoor axe throwing. Today over 1 million people have experienced the thrill of the sport across the globe. With the success of BATL in the Greater Toronto Area, expansion was possible into Detroit, Pickering, Hamilton, London, Calgary, Ottawa, Kitchener-Waterloo, Nashville, Niagara Falls, and Chicago. This has encouraged and excited celebrities and television show segments such as; Hockey Wives, Grand Opry’s Another Round, Ruby Rose, Vin Diesel, Gerard Butler, George Parros, Clive Standen, Hannibal Buress, and many more.

A Visit to BATL Scottsdale

At BATL Scottsdale, we stand by the belief that throwing an epic party should be fun and simple. Private event packages include 1- 2.5 hours of throwing depending on your group size, flexible food options and private space to fit your party’s needs. Trophies and streetwear are available as add-ons for an even more personal touch. Things begin with practice and instruction (no experience necessary!) from BATL’s expert coaches before starting a round robin and group playoff tournament. Private events cost $35.99 – $42.99 + tax per person and are perfectly suited to adult birthday parties, corporate team building events, and bachelor/bachelorette parties.

The Backyard Axe Throwing League offers axe throwing on a walk-in basis at designated times each week. Our coaches will be on hand to instruct those who have never thrown an axe before, and offer tips on technique for more experienced throwers looking to sharpen their skills. Similar to public skating, skiing or swimming – guests throw in a common area with other participants, and may need to make allowance for shared space based on friendly guidance from your BATL coach.

Our leagues are the perfect excuse to get together with friends, make a few new ones and enjoy a little competition. With no experience necessary you’ll compete individually while receiving tips from our friendly coaches – and plenty of time to hang out between throwing. Our calendar culminates in the National Axe Throwing Championship, with qualifying players competing against the best throwers globally for the Wilson Cup and $7500 in prize money.

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Old Town's nine walkable neighbourhoods offer you a variety of experiences by day and night. Discover historic Scottsdale in Old Town, browse the galleries of the Arts District, shop along Fifth Avenue or discover the energy of Scottsdale after dark in the Entertainment District.

Golfing At TPC Scottsdale

TPC Scottsdale may be best known as the home of the Waste Management Phoenix Open, but it’s also one of Scottsdale’s finest public, desert-style golf courses. Play where the pros play with a round on TPC’s Stadium Course – you can almost hear the crowds cheering on the infamous 16th hole.

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art

SMoCA celebrates the modern art, architecture and design of our time through thought-provoking, changing exhibitions. The museum, an ingenious renovation of an old movie theatre by architect Will Bruder, also is home to “Knight Rise,” a James Turrell skyspace that allows you to track the sun’s colorful path across the desert sky.

Keep your ears to the ground for news about the Backyard Axe Throwing League's next location in Scottsdale, Arizona - and get ready for free open house axe throwing before our grand opening! It's time to Join the BATL in Scottsdale!

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How To Throw An Axe At BATL

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How To Throw An Axe At BATL

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Throwing Axes at BATL

BATL, The Backyard Axe Throwing League was founded in the backyard in Toronto, Ontario of CEO Matt Wilson in 2006. What started as a personal passion sparked by a camping trip soon spread through word of mouth in Toronto, and today over 1 million people have experienced the thrill of axe throwing at one of our venues across North America.  To learn more about the BATL story, check out Matt Wilson's presentation from TEDxWindsor.

Axe Throwing Events

No matter the reason for visiting BATL, we believe that throwing an epic event should be fun and simple. Our private axe throwing packages include 1 – 2.5 hours of throwing depending on your group size, flexible food options and private space to fit your party’s needs. Each venue offers the best facilities for people of all abilities to compete and have fun. Our axe throwing ‘arenas’ are similar to a cross between a batting cage and bowling alley, with private space for groups of any size, and a music selection that makes every visit amazing. The Backyard Axe Throwing League now has 13 locations across North America (including Toronto, Pickering, Ottawa, Niagara Falls, London, Kitchener, Hamilton, and Calgary in Canada; in addition to Novi, Nashville, and Chicago in the United States - with more on the way!) offering up the urban axe throwing experience that we pioneered over 12 years ago.

Public Walk-In Sessions

Looking for a more casual option to try axe throwing for the first time? The Backyard Axe Throwing League offers axe throwing on a walk-in basis at designated times each week. Our coaches will be on hand to instruct those who have never thrown an axe before, and offer tips on technique for more experienced throwers looking to sharpen their skills. Similar to public skating, skiing or swimming – guests throw in a common area with other participants, and may need to make allowance for shared space based on friendly guidance from your BATL coach.

Axe Throwing Leagues

Have you already mastered how to throw an axe at BATL? Then check out our weekly axe throwing league. Our leagues are the perfect excuse to get together with friends, make a few new ones and enjoy a little competition. With no experience necessary you’ll compete individually while receiving tips from our friendly coaches – and plenty of time to hang out between throwing. Check out some videos from recent competitions.

Getting Started with Axe Throwing

Things begin with practice and instruction (no experience necessary!) from BATL’s expert coaches before starting a round robin and group playoff tournament. Nothing we do would be possible without the amazing people we have working with us. We hire some of the most talented, fun and friendly individuals that you’ll ever have the pleasure to meet, and our staff will be with you through every step of your axe throwing event. Looking for tips before heading to your nearest BATL location? See below for the top tips to make you a pro in no time!

1. Your Axe Throwing Stance and the Basics

  • Always have your foot forward, which is opposite of your dominant hand
  • When you throw, make sure you lean in (forward) and follow through.
  • Keep your arms fully straight and eyes level with your target on the board.

2. How to Aim Your Axe

  • Keep your eyes on the target
  • Look directly at where you want the axe to go and throw!
  • Keep the same idea to aim for a clutch

3. The Two-handed Axe Throwing Technique

  • Place your dominant hand at the bottom of the axe;
  • Wrap your opposite hand around your grip (hugging your dominant hand);
  • Keep thumb down and fingers from straying up on the handle;
  • Place opposite foot (to dominant hand) on top of the black line with other foot behind on the floor;
  • Bring the axe all the way back, then all the way forward, releasing in front of your face;
  • Do all the steps in one fluid motion following through after releasing of the axe.
  • We suggest mastering the two-handed technique before moving onto one-handed axe throwing technique.

4. One-handed Axe Throwing Technique

  • Place your dominant hand at the bottom of the axe;
  • Keep your thumb down and fingers from straying up on the handle;
  • Place your opposite foot (to dominant hand) on top of the black line with other foot behind on the floor;
  • Bring the axe all the way back, then all the way forward, releasing the axe in front of your face;
  • Keep your elbow from straying outside of shoulders;
  • Do the whole thing in one fluid motion, following through after release.

5. Throwing the Big Axe

Throwing the Big Axe at BATL, The Backyard Axe Throwing League has the same core concepts as the standard throws (two-handed and one-handed axe throwing techniques) except:

  • You will use two hands to throw with two hands stacked on the handle, as opposed to clasping one another, making sure the dominant hand is on top;
  • You will stand a bit further away from the target
  • You must bring the axe all the way back and then all the way forward, to ensure your throw is powerful due to the weight of the big axe.

6. Adjustments to How You Throw & Scoring

Adjustments may include; Your throw is under rotating because you are not leaning into the throw and your thumb creeps up and causes the axe to wiggle in the air. Don’t worry! If you are having any difficulties with the techniques our coaches are there to help you and give tips throughout the entire event!  Once you have the basics down, your group will start a round-robin tournament!  Scoring from axescores.com will be shown on our display screens to keep your group up-to-date on the latest bullseyes!

Some start off strong with axe throwing and other weaker, the key is to keep it up and be consistent. Don’t get discouraged, listen and obey to your coaches and have a great time.

Check out some of our guests produced videos below to see how others found the axe throwing experience at BATL!

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Venue Spotlight Featuring BATL Niagara Falls

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Venue Spotlight Featuring BATL Niagara Falls

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Niagara Falls, Canada, doesn't need any introduction. As one of the seven natural Wonders of the World, Niagara Falls is a destination year round averaging 12+ Million visitors annually. First incorporated in 1903, the city of Niagara Falls may be famous for its namesake, but has been steadily growing as a top destination for more than just the falls. Sure, it's known as the honeymoon capital of Canada, but that's not where it stops. Niagara Falls is a favourite destination for young and old alike. Unlike many other destinations in the world, Niagara Falls has spots and attractions that cater to everyone's tastes. With new attractions and events, Niagara Falls continues to grow and attracts more and more people through the year. If you're looking for action and excitement, head down to Clifton Hills. Chalk full of museums, bars, casinos, restaurants, Ferris wheels, and much much more, it's sure to keep you entertained for hours. If you're looking to get away from the lights, noise, and general chaos of Clifton Hill you're in luck. Nature goes beyond the falls in the Niagara Region. The Niagara Escarpment runs through The United States and Canada, and offers spectacular views of nature around Niagara Falls - especially in the autumn when the fall leaves are at their brightest. The Niagara Escarpment is a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, as it has the oldest forest ecosystem and trees in eastern North America. Up until a few years ago, the only thing missing in Niagara Falls was the unique urban axe throwing experience taking the rest of North America by storm since 2006. But that all changed in 2016...

The Backyard Axe Throwing League

The Backyard Axe Throwing League pioneered the sport of urban axe throwing back in 2006, so it's no surprise that we're known across the world as the best at what we do. It all started with a group of friends were bored at a cottage outside of Toronto and decided to throw an axe at a stump. Little did they know that this innocent way to pass the time would soon evolve into the creation of a worldwide sport. Upon returning home to Toronto, BATL founder and CEO Matt Wilson decided to set up a target in his backyard and invite some friends over to show them just how satisfying throwing a sharp axe into wood could be. It didn't take long before the word spread, and BATL quickly multiplied, bringing our sport all over North America, with expansion starting in 2013.

BATL Niagara Falls

In November 2016, BATL opened up shop on the Queen Street strip in Niagara Falls. By January of 2017, BATL had begun running leagues and had already played host to countless new axe throwers from both our private group bookings and public walk-in axe throwing sessions. Since then BATL Niagara has gone on to work with the community around us by taking part in charitable events, street festivals, and much more. We're happy to be part of the community and can't wait to see what the future has in store. If you haven't visited us yet, BATL offers multiple ways to get involved with our sport:

Axe Throwing Leagues

BATL Niagara's axe throwing leagues run for 8 weeks, completely under the guidance of our resident axe gurus. Each season consists of round-robin style tournament play, where you'll throw 28 games against other people in the league, culminating in a top 16 double elimination playoff on week 8. Our leagues are suitable for people of all skill levels, with staff on hand at all times ready to give you tips and tricks to make sure that you're hitting the bullseye. League play falls under the National Axe Throwing Federation (NATF) umbrella, the worlds foremost governing body of the sport of axe throwing (of which BATL is a founding member). Being part of the NATF also gives you access to the most advanced statistic tracking in the sport of urban axe throwing.

Public Walk-In Sessions

If you're looking for a casual way to get involved with the sport of axe throwing, this is for you. BATL Niagara offers public walk-in sessions (no reservations required) every weekend. It's the perfect way to test the water when it comes to axe throwing, with little commitment. Our expert coaches are on hand to guide you the whole way, so whether you're new to the sport or looking to hone in on your skill we've got you covered.

Private Axe Throwing Group Events

BATL Niagara offers private axe throwing group bookings for groups of 2 and up, and are perfectly suited to adult birthday parties, corporate team building events, bachelor/bachelorette parties, and much more. Our private events last 2-2.5 hours and are run in the safe and comfortable environment that BATL has become famous for by our expertly trained staff, who also happen to be the best axe throwers in the planet. They will run you and your guests through training to ensure that you're all sticking bullseyes before launching you into a round robin tournament, followed by a playoff (in order to crown a champion, of course). A little friendly competition is a key to any outing with friends, and Backyard Axe Throwing League Niagara also offers a fully licensed bar and food menu - so you can worry about throwing axes and leave the rest to us!

If you're planning a fall/winter trip to Niagara Falls, Canada, make sure that a trip to BATL Niagara is on your to-do list!

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Advanced Statistics and The NATF

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Advanced Statistics and The NATF

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By now, you've probably already heard the story. Back in 2006, a group of friends were bored at a cottage outside of Toronto and decided to throw an axe at a stump. Little did they know that this innocent way to pass the time would soon evolve into the creation of a worldwide sport.

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Upon returning to the city, BATL founder and CEO Matt Wilson decided to call some friends to his house and create a game with those very same axes - pioneering the sport of urban axe throwing that has taken the world by storm. It didn't take long before the Backyard Axe Throwing League had outgrown its very own backyard. As you can imagine, putting that many people in a small outdoor space together got very loud very fast, and noise complaints were coming to a frequent issue. Not to mention, word had spread throughout the city so fast that the waitlist to join a league was becoming never ending. In 2011, BATL moved its operations indoors and secured an industrial space in the west end of Toronto. We instantly had leagues running four nights a week, and soon after opened up to private group bookings (perfectly suited for bachelor and bachelorette parties, adult birthdays, corporate team building, or a night out with friends).

Fast forward to 2018, the Backyard Axe Throwing League now has 13 locations across North America (including Toronto, Pickering, Ottawa, Niagara Falls, London, Kitchener, Hamilton, and Calgary in Canada; in addition to Novi, Nashville, and Chicago in the United States - with more on the way!) offering up the urban axe throwing experience that we pioneered over 12 years ago.

Axe Throwing Leagues 

With over 4500 league members worldwide playing by the rules set forth by the National Axe Throwing Federation (NATF) and BATL was one of the founding members. The NATF was established in 2016 to service the sport of axe throwing globally, with a vision to create broad and standardized competition amongst players, while providing member support through a mandate to promote universal safety, sportsmanship and competitive protocol. All league play falls under the National Axe Throwing Federation umbrella, the worlds foremost governing body of the sport of axe throwing (of which BATL is a founding member). Currently sitting at over 4500 league members worldwide, being part of the NATF gives you access to the most advanced statistic tracking in the sport of urban axe throwing.

Axescores.com

Advanced statistic tracking (axescores.com) is provided to all members of the National Axe Throwing Federation and is by far the most sophisticated axe throwing metric tracking system available in the sport of urban axe throwing. When using the Axe Scores app, you can monitor and run league play while keeping track of just about everything. Stats include (but aren't limited to): average scores per match and per axe, high scores, rubber matches played perfect games and matches (both natural and supernatural), and many more.

If you're looking to try our system for yourself, consider joining a league. Our axe throwing leagues run for 8 weeks, completely under the guidance of our resident axe gurus. Each season consists of round-robin style tournament play, where you'll throw 28 games against other people in the league, culminating in a top 16 double elimination playoff on week 8. Our leagues are suitable for people of all skill levels, with staff on hand at all times ready to give you tips and tricks to make sure that you're hitting the bullseye.

Joining an axe throwing league is a great excuse to get out of the house and engage in some weekly friendly competition. But more than that, it's a chance to meet new friends and be part of an extremely tight-knit community. At BATL, our mission is to show people the power of being good to each other, using the axe as a tool to build community inspired by our backyard roots. Our league members come from all walks of life, and are some of the most interesting people you'll ever meet - and we can guarantee that you'll make lasting friendships in the process. We’re immensely proud to have been the first organization in the world to offer an urban venue to experience the thrill of indoor axe throwing in leagues, walk-ins, group parties and team building.

Global Axe Throwing Tournaments 

The NATF also hosts yearly tournaments at BATL, most notably the Summer Skills Competition and the National Axe Throwing Championships (NATC) and All-Star Weekend. The next NATC takes place in February of 2019 and is a day-long tournament that will be in its 9th year. The top four members in each league from all NATF members qualify for the pre-tournament, which ends up as a top 128 double elimination tournament. On top of a cash prize, the winner also gets to take home the Wilson Cup - named after BATL founder Matt Wilson. You can check out the live stream from the 2018 NATC below!

You can find out more information about the National Axe Throwing Federation and our Axescores scoring app via the NATF website.

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Watch both semi finals and finals of the NATC. Streaming live from BATL-Toronto East

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Celebrating One Year Of Axe Throwing At BATL Nashville

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Celebrating One Year Of Axe Throwing At BATL Nashville

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They grow up so fast. It seems like just yesterday that the Backyard Axe Throwing League teamed up with Throw Nashville to bring our own brand of urban axe throwing to the masses. Fast forward to one year later, and BATL Nashville has taken the entire state of Tennessee by storm, with no plans of slowing down!

BATL, The Backyard Axe Throwing League

The Backyard Axe Throwing League pioneered the sport of urban axe throwing back in 2006, so it's no surprise that we're known across the world as the best at what we do. It all started with group of friends were bored at a cottage outside of Toronto, Canada and decided to throw an axe at a stump. Little did they know that this innocent way to pass the time would soon evolve into the creation of a worldwide sport. Upon returning home to Toronto, BATL founder and CEO Matt Wilson decided to set up a target in his backyard and invite some friends over to show them just how cathartic throwing a sharp axe into wood could be. A point system was created, and soon enough a group of 8 friends would meet every week and engage in some friendly competition. 8 friends quickly grew to 16, and 16 quickly grew to 32. Before he knew it, Matt was hosting 2 full leagues of a total of 60+ per night in his backyard, not including all the spectators that would stop by to catch a glimpse of our exciting new sport.

BATL opened its second location in Toronto in the winter of 2013, and the rest is history. Now, in 2018, there are 13 BATL venues across North America (including Toronto, Niagara Falls, London, Kitchener, Pickering, Hamilton, Ottawa, and Calgary in Canada, and Metro Detroit, Chicago, and Nashville in the United States). BATL Nashville was formed in 2017, and we're thrilled to be able to bring our sport to Music City and its surrounding area.

Axe Throwing in Nashville

For country-music fans and wannabe songwriters all over the world, a trip to Nashville is the ultimate pilgrimage. Since the 1920s the city has been attracting musicians, who have taken the country genre from the ‘hillbilly music’ of the early 20th century to the slick ‘Nashville sound’ of the 1960s to the punk-tinged alt-country of the 1990s. Nashville's many musical attractions range from the Country Music Hall of Fame to the revered Grand Ole Opry to Jack White’s niche record label. It also has a lively university community and a blistering hot restaurant scene. On top of that, Nashville has now surpassed Las Vegas as the most popular Bachelor/Bachelorette party destination in North America. If you need a break from bachelorette party shenanigans, you can step outside for natural distractions aplenty. An ever-growing network of pedestrian and bike-friendly greenways links Nashville's city parks, which unfurl over rolling hills and lush riparian landscapes. B-Cycle bike-rental stations are conveniently placed at greenway trailheads. Nature and outdoor centers inside the larger parks offer kid-friendly activities and nature walks. In total, the city park system sprawls across more than 12,000 acres in 108 parks. Kayaking and canoeing trips on the gentle Harpeth River are well-suited to families. Simply put: Nashville is the place to be.

BATL Nashville, recently featured in the travel website Made in Tennessee, offers many ways to get involved in our sport. So, whether you're an experienced thrower or looking for something a little more casual with a group of friends, BATL Nashville has you covered.

Private Group Bookings

BATL Nashville offers private group bookings for groups of 2 and up, and are perfectly suited to adult birthday parties, corporate team building events, bachelor/bachelorette parties, and much more. Our private events last 2-2.5 hours and are run in the safe and comfortable environment that BATL has become famous for by our expertly trained staff, who also happen to be the best axe throwers in the planet. They will run you and your guests through training to ensure that you're all sticking bullseyes before launching you into a round robin tournament, followed by a playoff (in order to crown a champion, of course). A little friendly competition is a key to any outing with friends, and BATL Nashville also offers a fully licensed bar and food menu - so you can worry about throwing axes and leave the rest to us!

Axe Throwing Leagues

Our axe throwing leagues run for 8 weeks, completely under the guidance of our resident axe gurus. Each season consists of round-robin style tournament play, where you'll throw 28 games against other people in the league, culminating in a top 16 double elimination playoff on week 8. Our leagues are suitable for people of all skill levels, with staff on hand at all times ready to give you tips and tricks to make sure that you're hitting the bullseye. Joining an axe throwing league is a great excuse to get out of the house and engage in some weekly friendly competition. But more than that, it's a chance to meet new friends and be part of an extremely tight-knit community. At BATL, our mission is to show people the power of being good to each other, using the axe as a tool to build community inspired by our backyard roots. Our league members come from all walks of life, and are some of the most interesting people you'll ever meet - and we can guarantee that you'll make lasting friendships in the process.

Walk-In Axe Throwing

Looking for a casual way to get involved with the sport of axe throwing? All BATL venues offer public walk-in sessions (no reservations required) every weekend. It's the perfect way to test the water when it comes to axe throwing, with little commitment. Our expert coaches are on hand to guide you the whole way, so whether you're new to the sport or looking to hone in on your skill BATL has you covered. With our walk-in sessions being hourly, it's the perfect way to start your night before heading to a Predators game!

So whether you live in the Nashville area, or plan on visiting Music City with some friends, stop by BATL Nashville (located at 1302 Gallatin Avenue) and wish us a happy birthday. We can't wait to keep growing and meeting members of our community. Cheers to many more, Nashville!

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