Recurve Archery Course with Dick Tone and Jay Barrs

This class will be held at the Easton Salt Lake Archery Center, in Salt Lake City, Utah, NOT at Lancaster Archery Supply.

Registration is currently full. Please call the Academy to be put on a waiting list. 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 with a guest appearance from George Tekmitchov, July 6-8, 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 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 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.  George Tekmitchov is a Senior Engineer at Easton. He was instrumental in developing the X10 arrow shaft, among many other Easton products over the years. George will go into detail on tuning a recurve bow, equipment selection and advances in recurve technology.

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. 

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, July 6: 6pm - 8:30pm - Meet & Greet with the coaches! 

Saturday, July 7: 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 compliments of Lancaster Archery Supply on site with a Q&A Session with coaches. 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 6pm on Saturday)

Sunday, July 8: 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 on site with Q&A with coaches. The day will wrap up with a recap Q&A session.

Where: Easton Salt Lake Archery Center 

Address:  575 John Glenn Road, Salt Lake City, Utah, 84116

Accommodations: Saturday night dinner, lunches plus coffee, tea and refreshments are 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: $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 and a USB drive, along with your archery equipment..

**If you are having any difficulty registering please contact the Lancaster Archery 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. 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.


We have partnered with the Residence Inn Salt Lake City Airport for hotel accommodations.  They are located at 4883 West Douglas Corrigan Way, Salt Lake City, Utah 84116.   Approximately 7 minutes from the Easton Salt Lake Archery Center.  Your stay will include transportation to and from the airport, Wifi and buffet breakfast.  We have reserved a block of rooms for a group rate of $99 per night.  To make your reservation please call the hotel at 1-801-532-4101 and inform them you will be attending the Dick Tone Recurve Archery Seminar at the Easton Salt Lake Archery Center in July.  If you prefer to book your hotel online, below is a direct link to the group rate.

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Hotel Details: Residence Inn Salt Lake City Airport 

4883 West Douglas Corrigan Way 

Salt Lake City, Utah 84116, USA 


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