Our 8 week seasons run 12 months a year. Get on the waitlist for next available season near you.

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You might lose. But you’ll have fun doing it.

If you’ve enjoyed throwing an axe at BATL at any point, you need to join a league. They’re the perfect excuse to get together with friends, make some new ones, and trash talk each other.

No matter your experience level, you’ll compete individually and receive tips from our coaches.
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BATL is a proud member of the International Axe Throwing Federation

The International Axe Throwing Federation (IATF) represents the sport of axe throwing on behalf of over 6,000 league members in over 100 cities and 6 countries, with a mandate to promote safety, sportsmanship, and competitive protocol. Learn more about the IATF.

Formatted for fun. And competition.

8 Week Seasons.
12 Months A Year.
$15 per person, per week.

L E A G U E  N I G H T S
Sundays: 5pm – 8pm
Monday – Wednesday: 7pm – 10pm

Regular season matches can be rescheduled if absent. The 8th week is playoffs, with the top 16 competitors facing off to crown a season champion.

Go out on top.

$15/week per person.

Our 8-week leagues cost $119.95 +tax with payment options available as low as $15/week. Throw in 2 or more nights and take advantage of a 40% off additional seasons.

Throw more, save more.

Yearly membership: $597.97 per person

Throw axes til your arms fall off. Play in as many league nights as you want over a 12-month period. Contact your nearest venue for full information.

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What else do you get?

Glad you asked. When you’re not hurling axes, you also get tips from our coaches, time to hang out, and food and drink at select locations.

 

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Make money off your friends - Are you a current league member with a friend who would love axe throwing? Get them to sign up for a season and receive $25 BATL bucks for use at any location.
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We aren’t just some social media group.

The word ‘community’ is thrown around way too much online. And while we do realize the irony of saying that on our online website, BATL is truly a community in the traditional sense of the word – in real life.

It may just seem like throwing axes and hitting bullseyes (that part is awesome, to be fair),
but our top priority is being good to one another.

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What a great night we had. Elliot our coach was awesome, informative, great coaching and great fun. Our whole party all had the best time, and would love to do it again

DonBhoy

Stopped by the open session to throw. Picked up the throws pretty easy thanks to coach Jeremy. My son and I had a great time. He showed us some games to play and explained everything clearly. For a first time the hour we spent was sufficient. Will come back.

senordewittski

Walked in at the last minute, Jen and Chantal told us walk in time had passed, but that they were gonna squeeze us in so we could try axe throwing for the first time! Thanks for the hospitality and the great service!

Pbertin1

Excellent, helpful, and professional staff assisted our large group and helped make our night that much more fun. our group is booking another event soon and can’t wait to go again!

Freddy Durfel

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FAQ

When is league starting?

Venues that are currently open will be launching leagues starting August 30th. Venues that remain closed through that week will launch a few weeks after opening.

What happens with my annual pass I purchased before the COVID shutdown?

Annual passes are valid for 5 seasons of league, typically this would mean that you would be re-purchasing your pass around the same time each year. BATL will still honour 5 consecutive seasons of league per pass, (resuming after your home venue begins leagues again) Expiration will vary depending on the purchase date.

What happens to my Season 2 payment from March 2020?

BATL plans on honoring all previously paid season fees as the new season begins. If you for some reason are unable to return to league the first season we restart your credit can carry over to when you are able to return. Refunds are also possible if you are not able to return.

How are you going to make the league safe during COVID-19?

Your safety is a priority. Steps we have taken to help keep everyone safer include:

  • Physical distancing enforced
  • Mask requirement
  • Enhanced sanitization of all public areas and axes
  • Throwing groups are separated by lanes
  • Group sizes and venue capacity is limited
  • Payment by debit and credit card

We continue to follow guidance from government and local health authorities on operating safely. Click here for more information on our safety protocols.

For league specifically, some venues may do early/late leagues to allow everyone to throw on the same nights without breaking capacity.

What should I do if I have any questions or concerns?

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