ABOUT THE IATF
AXE THROWERS UNITE
The sport of axe throwing has spread like wildfire over the past two decades.
To support this growth, in 2016 we founded the International Axe Throwing Federation (IATF) to standardize rules and facilitate interleague competition. Our rule system dates back over 16 years and forms the basis of league play for over 20,000 competitive axe throwers.
The IATF standardized rule system elevates competition, safety, and sportsmanship for this growing international sport. This helps throwers focus on what matters – hitting the target.
Want to learn more about becoming a member?
Contact us to learn more about our Membership Charter and how to join.
Here's How We Serve Axe Throwers Around The World:
Leading a positive and supportive competitor-friendly community
Legitimizing and promoting axe throwing culture
Organizing a tournament circuit and global championships
Enforcing clear rules and
standards for the sport
Collecting and analyzing global
OUR MISSION & VISION
To build a platform that launches axe
throwing competition to the next level.
A world where the sport of axe throwing is accessible, celebrated, and recognized for future generations of throwers to come.
16 YEAR SUCCESS STORY
The International Axe Throwing Federation is a federally registered organization. While membership is free, use of registered name and marks is restricted to qualifying organizations satisfying safety, sportsmanship and competitive axe throwing standards subject to annual review.
Throwing axes for fun a violently good time
"Axe throwing taps into widespread nostalgia for the era of the lumberjack, a figure deeply embedded in the national consciousness, says Tonya Davidson, a Carleton University sociologist."
There's a new sport in town: Axe throwing
"They make sure that you're following the rules so that no one gets hurt, so that's part of the reason why we feel safe when we come here."
Where burying the hatchet can gain you points
"It’s easier than I thought it was going to be,” Ms. Schiafone says, in good spirits after losing. “It’s not horribly physically demanding, and it’s just really fun."
The joy of axe-throwing: 'When you hit that bullseye there's no better feeling'
"A lot of people are intimidated by the idea of throwing an axe until they try it. It’s one of those primal things that actually feels pretty natural and when you hit that first bullseye there’s no better feeling"