Recurve Archery Course with Dick Tone and Jay Barrs

This class will be held at Lancaster Archery Supply.

Registration is closed. Please contact the Academy with any questions: 717-556-1379 

Join us for an intermediate to advanced level, three-day Olympic Recurve Archery course with world-class experts, Dick Tone and Jay Barrs, May 21-23, 2021. This course is designed for coaches and experienced archers looking to advance their skills to the highest level. Tone and Barrs 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 about 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.  

Both will give hands-on instruction to participants, so pack your equipment for this course! Be prepared to shoot lots of arrows as you refine your Olympic Recurve shot process and form. 

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.

Itinerary for the weekend:  

Friday, May 21: 6pm - 8pm - The seminar will begin at 6pm.  All participants are encouraged to arrive early to have a pre-seminar video taken in our 4-way camera room.  Each archer will receive a USB of their videos taken in our training room on Sunday.

Saturday, May 22: 8am - 5pm - The morning will start with a classroom discussion on shooting philosophy presented by Dick Tone, which will move into individualized shooting. Lunch will be on-site, compliments of Lancaster Archery Supply. The afternoon will wrap up with an equipment tuning and analysis session. Lancaster Archery Supply will provide a dinner for all participants. (The workshop may end later than 5pm on Saturday)

Sunday, May 23: 8am - 5pm -The morning will start with a classroom discussion and PowerPoint on Mental Game, presented by Dick Tone and Jay Barrs. We will then move on to an evaluation of rhythm and timing. Lunch will again be provided on-site by Lancaster Archery Supply. The day will wrap up with a recap Q&A session, group shooting, and individual filming in the training room.

Where: Lancaster Archery Academy

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

Accommodations: lunches, snack bags, coffee, tea, and refreshments compliments of Lancaster Archery Supply.

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

Maximum Class Size: 30 Archers – first come first served

Fee: $399.00 per participant

Guardian Pass: If you plan to be accompanied by a non-participating family member who would like to stay and observe the 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. Total guardian passes sold to be limited to five, first come first served (limit increased). Fee: $99.00

Special Instructions: Please bring your archery equipment, including lighter weight limbs if you have a pair available.

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

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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. Two of his youngest archers won their respective divisions at the 2016 Vegas Shoot. One of the most prominent archers he coached is Jay Barrs, who won the individual gold medal as a member of Team USA at the 1988 summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea. Dick has attended four Olympics in various capacities, including helping the Canadian National Team’s archers and coaches for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Dick Works closely with Conner and Casey Kaufhold, and privately coaches and teaches advanced classes at Archery Headquarters in Chandler, Ariz.

About Jay Barrs

Jay began working with Dick Tone in 1982. Under Dick’s guidance, and after a complete form overhaul, he began to work his way through the national ranks over the next several years. At the 1988 Seoul Olympics, Jay won the individual Gold and Team Silver medals. Over a twenty-plus year competitive career with Dick’s continued coaching, he also claimed two World Field Championships, fifteen National Field Championships, three National Target and four National Indoor Championships, along with both individual and team medals at the World Target and World Indoor Championships.

Now largely retired from competitive archery, Jay stays involved by shooting occasionally and coaching a few students near his home in Utah. He also assists his coach Dick Tone in helping archers understand how to shoot naturally. Jay will frequently state that “after almost 40 years of being coached by Dick, I always learn something every time we are together.”


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