In IFAF it is recommended that archers, instructors and shoot officials use the following documents to check equipment compliance:
IFAA BASIC EQUIPMENT INSPECTION 2019
IFAF-Handbook (A5 (2021))
(IFAF Trad only, all other styles are as per the IFAA document)
The onus is on the individual archer to understand the rules related to their equipment.
Help and/or guidance can also be sought from fellow club members, IFAF Instructors and Coaching Admin as well as the Committee On the day of the shoots, Shoot Admins are ideal people to get advice from to ensure correct entry categorisation.