Toy archery sets
Toy archery sets are designed for small children and toddlers, generally from ages three to seven. They are usually composed of three or more arrows, a bow, a target board, and a quiver.
Most sets are used as toys rather than sports gear. They are usually made of plastic or other lightweight materials. They also come in bright colors. The arrows have suction cups or magnetic tips instead of sharp tips to prevent accidents. They come with target boards designed to adhere to the tips.
Junior archery sets
Junior or youth archery sets are meant as starter sets for children who are starting to learn or train. Most sets consist of a standard or recurve bow, longer pointed arrows, target sheets, an arm guard, and a quiver.
High-end models can include shooting gloves, bow socks, and bow stringers. They have more advanced designs than toy archery sets, but are still relatively lightweight. Bows usually have draw weights ranging from 15 to 18 pounds and are made of wood or fiberglass. The bows are sometimes fitted with pin sights and risers to help improve aim and accuracy.
Adult archery sets
Adult archery sets are designed for adult players with intermediate to advanced skills. They are meant for serious training and practice. They usually include a bow and arrows, cable guards, bow sights, arm guards, wrist release, and stabilizer rods.
The bow and arrows are usually larger and come in a wide range of tips. Bows range from 60 to 70 inches long. They can also be made of fiberglass, carbon fiber, or aluminum. More advanced sets use heavier compound bows and arrows, and usually comply with local or international standards.
Professional archery sets
Professional archery sets are designed for advanced archers competing in official tournaments. They come with a wide range of accessories besides the standard bow and arrows. These include bow strings, finger guards, advanced bow sights, and arm guards. Some sets have specialized bow designs, such as crossbows, recurves, and longbows.
High-end materials such as carbon fiber and exotic woods can also be used. They usually conform to specific association rules, such as the National Archery Association and the International Archery Federation.