Extreme archery is a unique, fast-paced team sport where players compete for points by shooting foam tipped arrows at the opposing team. Points are awarded by “striking” your opponent or “catching” your opponent’s arrow. Unlike dodgeball, players stay in the field of play even if they are hit.
A UNIQUE SPORT
A regulation sized field is 30’x62’ with an 18’ Neutral Zone that separates the teams. Each team must remain behind their Yellow Attack Line and remain in their respective Action Zones. The entrance to the field is from the side of the Neutral Zone. Side “A” is on the left and Side “B” is on the right.
Teams are made up of up to 8 players, but a maximum of 4 players per team are on the field during game play. Teams can substitute players during the match without pausing the game.
Games are called “Matches” and are made up of four 8-minute Periods with a 3-minute break between Periods. Teams switch sides for each Period.
The team with the most points at the end of the match wins.
Stats are updated in real time, and record every arrow that comes in contact with a player, and are based on the how much game time the player has (Time on the field) “TOF”:
HOW HITS AND CATCHES ARE COUNTED
2 Referees and 1 Scorekeeper are assigned to each side (A & B) and do not move with the players. Referees are posted at the back of the field behind the players, and Scorekeepers are away from the field. Each Referee is primarily responsible for watching their half of the field, while looking down range toward the opposing players. Players are identified with numbers on the front and back of their jersey, along with a number on each side of their mask.
Scoring is quite simple. The Referee communicates with the Scorekeeper through a full duplex radio and will say simple commands like: “2 Hit by 3”, or “2 Catch by 3”. If the Referee is watching Side B, then player 2 on B would be hit by player 3 on A. The referee can easily see where the arrow is coming from. Referees help each other out, so if a Referee is not sure which player shot the arrow, the Referee on the other side of the field will hold up the number of fingers that correspond with the player that shot the arrow.
The main scoreboard shows each team with their Strikes, Catches, Penalties, and Hits
The Detailed Scoreboard shows each team, along with the players and their real-time stats. Each player has a colored dot next to their name. A green dot indicates that a player is on the field, and a red dot indicates that a player is on the bench.