Recurve Archery Course with Dick Tone and Jay Barrs

This class is currently full. Please call the Academy at 717-556-1379 to be placed               on a waiting list.              Join us for an intermediate to advanced level, two-day Olympic Recurve Archery course with world-class experts, Dick Tone and Jay Barrs March 16-18, 2018. This course is designed for coaches and experienced archers of age 11 and up looking to advance their skills to the highest level. Tone will teach you the physical dynamics of an archery shot in great detail, but in easily understood terms. Both coaches and archers will gain a comprehensive understanding of what really happens when you shoot a bow. Dick will go into detail how the body reacts to the pressure of the bow, and what must happen once the string is released for accurate and repeatable shooting. Simple physics are key to performing the shot correctly. Learn how an archer's form and shot execution affect the dynamics of the shot and therefore accuracy. Dick and Jay will also cover and answer questions on the mental aspects of shooting, handling tournament pressure with a positive attitude, training techniques and drills, and tournament preparation.  

All the coaches will give hands-on instruction to both coaches and archers, so pack your equipment for this course!  Be prepared to shoot lots of arrows as you refine your Olympic Recurve shot process and form. (Rob Kaufhold along with son (16) and daughter (14) will be participating in this workshop)

To provide an understanding of world class shooting, Dick will discuss the history of the sport from his perspective and share his experiences while shooting with and coaching the best archers in the world over 5 decades.

During the clinic all participants will receive a 10% off coupon good for the next purchase at Lancaster Archery Supply (*some exclusions apply).

Itinerary for the weekend:  

Friday, March 16th: 6pm - 8:30pm - Meet & Greet with the coaches! Please bring your equipment as coaches will be taking baseline video in the Academy Training room. This video will be reviewed over the weekend.

Saturday, March 17th: 9am - 6pm - The morning will start with a classroom discussion on shooting philosophy presented by Dick Tone. Moving into individualized shooting and recording. Lunch will be provided by Lancaster Archery on site with a Q&A Session with coaches. The afternoon will wrap up with an equipment tuning and analysis session. Lancaster Archery will host a BBQ dinner for all participants. (The workshop may end later than 6pm on Saturday)

Sunday, March 18: 9am - 5pm - The morning will start with a classroom discussion and PowerPoint on Mental Game, presented by Dick Tone and Jay Barrs. We'll then move on to rhythm and timing evaluation. Lunch will be provided by Lancaster Archery on site with Q&A with coaches. The afternoon will bring retaking video for archers to see the progress they made throughout the weekend. The day will wrap up with a recap Q&A session.

Where:  Lancaster Archery Supply 

Address:  2195-A Old Philadelphia Pike, Lancaster, PA 17602

Accommodations: Saturday night BBQ, lunches plus coffee, tea and refreshments are compliments of Lancaster Archery Academy 

*Please notify staff prior to the seminar if you have any food allergies or need special dietary accommodations*

Maximum Class Size: 25 Archers – first come first served

Fee: $350.00 per participant

Guardian Pass: If you plan to be accompanied by a non-participating family member who would like to stay and observe your class, please add the optional Guardian Pass to your registration. Family members without a Guardian Pass will not be allowed to stay for the clinic. Limit to one pass per participant. Fee: $75.00

Special Instructions: Please bring a notebook, USB drive, along with your archery equipment..

**If you are having any difficulty registering please contact the Academy Staff by phone 717-556-1379**

About Dick Tone

Dick fell in love with the sport of archery at age 5 with a toy bow and arrow. In his early teens, his family moved to Toronto, and from there, he fell in love with competitive archery, shooting in every tournament he could. During the six years he spent competing in Canada, he only took second once, winning every other tournament he entered. He returned to the United States in 1964 to qualify for the World Target Archery Championships, where he was part of a winning team.  In 1973, Dick married his wife Diane, who also is a competitive archer. After their marriage, Dick worked in the industry for Wing Archery and Ben Pearson Archery. Growing in his career, he then started his own archery group, which represented large manufacturers, such as Hoyt, Ben Pearson, Himalayan Industries and over a dozen other companies.

Dick and his business partner, Jim Haines, founded the Cavalier archery products company. Their products were sold worldwide in the target archery and hunting industry. At one time, archers using Cavalier products owned every world and Olympic record on the books - some of which remain unbroken today. In 2005 the company was sold to AAE, with one arrow rest still in production today, the T-300.

Dick enjoys the outdoors as a successful bowhunter with both compound and recurve bows. In his current home state of Arizona, he has helped develop instructional movies for Arizona Game and Fish Department.

Dick has been coaching since 1964, and has guided countless archers to state, regional, national and world titles.  Including Jay Barrs, 1988 Summer Olympics Gold Medalists held in Seoul, South Korea.   Dick has attended four Olympics in various capacities, and currently is working with the Canadian National Team to help improve its archers and coaches for the 2016 Olympic Games and beyond.

Dick privately coaches and teaches advanced classes at Archery Headquarters in Chandler, AZ. This year he had two archers win their divisions at the 2016 Las Vegas Shoot.  Rob Kaufhold, President of Lancaster Archery Supply, is proud to consider Dick and Diane Tone as close friends and confidants for over 35 years.


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