Field Setup

Archery Tag® consists of teams of five players on opposing sides, separated by a Safe Zone.


There will be a designated referee, provided by the licensee, who will call players out, keep score and keep the game clock. The referee will be stationed in the technical area located off the playing field near the sideline of the safe zone at center field. The referee may move as needed to best oversee the match.

Player Equipment

Each player must be equipped with the following official Archery Tag® equipment before game play:

  • 1 Archery Tag® approved mask that covers the eyes, ears, & mouth
  • 1 official Archery Tag® Bow
  • 2 official Archery Tag® "non-lethal" arrows
Archery Tag® Field Layout

Field Dimensions

Archery Tag® can be played almost anywhere.

  • The field is divided into two 29' x 36' areas, with a 20' x 36' safe zone located at center field.
  • The center field safe zone separates the two sides for a total field length of 78' from end line to end line.
  • The Queue area (where substitute or out players wait) is a 3' x 12' box, and should be located 2' to 3' from the sideline.
  • The Technical area (where referee, scorekeeper and timekeeper are located) is a 3' x 12' box and should be located 2' to 3' from the sideline at the center of the field.

Licensees who are offering league play must adhere to official game rules and court size.
This is required to be considered for future sanctioned events.
Spectators and those waiting to play should be a safe distance from the field on the sidelines along the Safe Zone or behind netting.

Placement of Targets

Place each 5-spot target in the center of the field on each side of the Safe Zone and centered on the field play. Reverse the knock-out spots so the circles appear as white spots on a black background on one side, and black spots on a white background on the other side.

Placement of Bunkers

Place 3 official Archery Tag® bunkers on each side of the field (see illustration).

  • Place a bunker 3' back from the line of attack, centered behind the 5-spot target.
  • Place the 2 remaining bunkers midway between the front bunker and the sideline (Approximately 10' from the sideline).