From your very first session at Lancaster Archery Academy, you will learn archery etiquette and safety while beginning to develop your shooting form and having fun shooting arrows. Our knowledgeable instructors will work with you to instill the basics of archery and to develop your confidence and competence on the range, creating a solid foundation of knowledge and skill that will allow you to progress in this exciting sport. Archery is ideal for even the youngest participants, as it provides opportunities for growth, achievement and camaraderie. Boys and girls will develop upper body coordination and strength in an active, supportive environment that fosters social skills and provides training in a sport they can enjoy throughout their lives.
For archers who already have some archery experience, Lancaster Archery Academy provides the instruction and guidance to hone skills and improve form, focus, concentration and shot execution. The Experience Archery class meets for one hour per week over a six-week period. This creates a framework for further competition and develops strength and accuracy as well as confidence and consistency.
Whether you are interested in fun and recreation or looking to further your skills in competitive archery students of all ages will find a comfortable, supportive environment at Lancaster Archery Academy. Our Experience Archery classes are great fun for the whole family and allow archers of all ages and genders to test their skills against one another in a fun and relaxed environment.
Sign Up – Experience Archery – All Ages
A Level 2 Instructor works with a more established archery program such as J.O.A.D., A.S.A.P., college clubs and local clubs with a strong beginner component. Level 2 Instructors are also certified to teach Level 1 courses.
The Level 3 course transitions from group instruction and into individual athlete development to grow archery teams among the many programs learned about in the Level 2 . Level 3 Coaches are certified to teach Level 1 and Level 2 courses.
Join us for an intermediate to advanced level, Olympic Recurve Archery course with world-class experts, Dick Tone and Jay Barrs May 22-23. This course is designed for coaches and experienced archers 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.
The Level 1 Archery Instructor Certification Course provides the necessary tools to maintain a high level of safety both on and off the archery range. Level 1 Instructors are prepared to teach beginner archery programs to people of all ages and abilities. The Level 1 Instructor will learn about range safety, range setup, the steps of shooting, and basic equipment and repair.
We believe that any archer can reach their goals if they practice hard enough, believe in themselves, and keep their eyes on the gold. This summer, the Lancaster Archery Academy is hosting an Advanced Camp to help youth archers do exactly that. Join us from July 23 through July 25 for three days of advanced coaching, group activities, and analysis of mental game. Archers will have the opportunity to meet new friends, and get world-class coaching in a relaxed, positive atmosphere.
In order to be eligible for this camp, archers must be able to shoot their full FITA competition distance, and be able to provide an official Indoor FITA tournament/JOAD pin shoot score of 240 for recurve, and 240 for compound (inner ten). Alternatively, archers may provide an official Outdoor FITA tournament/JOAD pin shoot score of 270 for recurve, and 300 for compound (both scores to be shot at full competition distance). Indoor scores are to be out of 300; outdoor scores are to be out of 360. The camp will run from 9AM-5PM on Friday, 9AM-6PM on Saturday, and from 9AM-2PM on Sunday. Lancaster Archery will provide archers with lunch for the duration of the camp.
Join us for an intermediate-to-advanced-level, three-day Compound Archery course with world-renowned professional archers – and brothers - Reo Wilde and Logan Wilde, Dec. 3-5, 2021. This course is designed for coaches and experienced archers looking to advance their skills to the highest level. The Wilde brothers will teach you the physical techniques of an archery shot in great detail, but in easily understood terms. Archers will be given aiming exercises and visualization techniques that they can do at home to improve their performance. Both coaches and archers will gain an understanding of the shot process and training necessary to achieve proper form. Reo and Logan will go into detail about how to strengthen, improve and understand your mental game. Reo and Logan will also cover handling tournament pressure with a positive attitude, training techniques, and drills, and tournament preparation.
We believe any student can learn how to shoot a bow accurately, no matter their age, level of experience, or physical stature. No matter where you start, there will come a point where you have mastered the basic fundamentals, and begin looking for the next step. The Intermediate 1 class is that step. Throughout this six-week course, we’ll be looking at different skills and form mechanics that will make your bow work well for you. Sign up today, and begin refining your technique!
Drawing and shooting a bow can be one of the most satisfying feelings anyone can ever experience. For many, however, even once they have gained a solid foundation of archery knowledge, there can still be form inconsistencies that prevent them from achieving the level of accuracy they might desire. The Intermediate 2 class is designed to give the archer an in-depth look at how to draw their bow more efficiently, and get the most out of their shot process. Sign up for our class, and find out just how accurate you can be!
It is our belief that anyone can be successful at tournament-style archery. Whether your ambitions are local, national, or even global, refinement of your mental and physical techniques is a must if you want to achieve your goals. The Intermediate 3 class provides fine-tuning to your mental and physical games that will help give you an edge. Whether you are looking to have a friendly competition with friends, or looking to enter your first tournament, take our class, and make your goals a reality.
From your very first class at Lancaster Archery Academy, you will begin developing your shooting form and learning to group arrows. Our knowledgeable instructors will work with you to instill the basics of archery and to develop your confidence and competence on the range, creating a solid foundation of knowledge and skill that will allow you to progress in this exciting sport. Archery is an ideal sport for even the youngest competitors, as it provides opportunities for growth, achievement and camaraderie. Boys and girls will develop upper body strength in an active, supportive environment that fosters social skills and provides training in a sport they can enjoy throughout their lives. To schedule your home school group please contact us.
Our USA Archery Certified Academy Instructors are a top resource to help your scouts earn their badges. We work with your troop to help them achieve their goals and become knowledgeable archers. We are proud to have an experienced Merit Badge Instructor certified through the Boy Scouts of America on our team. For our Girl Scout Troops, we offer an hour instructional lesson to meet the criteria of the badge you designed. Please contact us to find a day and time that fits best with your troop.
Merit Badge Requirements:
The cost for the Merit Badge Course is below. The length of the course varies with the size of the group, but takes approximately 8 hours to complete.
6 people - $100 per person
7 people - $90 per person
8 people - $80 per person
9 people - $75 per person
10 people - $70 per person
11 people - $65 per person
12 people - $60 per person
Girl Scout Archery Badge Classes are $17.99 per person, and generally last for one and a half hours. The course material covers safety, overview and types archery, parts of equipment and bows, shooting form and terms, and lastly how to shoot a bow!
Local Tournaments and Leagues
Lancaster Archery Academy is proud to support local clubs and teams to help grow the sport of archery and to encourage shooters of all levels to improve and succeed.
Palmyra Sportsman's Association:
The Palmyra Sportsman's Association offers a wide range of indoor and outdoor FITA Shoots, indoor leagues, as well as casual 3D shoots during the summer and a 3D league during the winter. Their facility is located at 410 Sportsman Road in Annville, PA 17003. They can be reached at (717)-832-0488.
Penn Del Archers:
The Penn Del Archery Club offers several outdoor FITA tournaments during the summer that are very popular among local archers. The club also hosts several winter 3D shoots on the 3rd Sunday of each month from November to May. Their facility is located at 1280 Naaman's Creek Road in Garnet Valley, PA 19061. Secretary Pat Greager can be reached at 610-543-2152 and President Mike Farren can be reached at 484-326-4170.
Fox Harbor Archers:
The Fox Harbor Archery Club offers several 3D shoots between the months of May and September as well as hosting several indoor FITA and Vegas formated tournaments during the indoor archery season (late Fall, Winter, and early Spring). The Fox Harbor Archery Facility is located at 273 Indian Head Road in Columbia, PA and can be reached at [email protected]gmail.com.
The Middletown archery club hosts a wide range of both indoor and outdoor FITA style events throughout the year, its tournaments are popular and highly regarded among archers in the local community. They are located at 127 Barren Road in Media, PA and can be reached at (610)-566-8092 or at [email protected]
New Castle One Hundred Archers Club
The New Castle 100 Archers Archery club is a very popular spot for field, 3D, and target competitions. The tournaments held here are widely attended and the archers that attend them often have very positive experiences. They club is located at 2272 Sunset Lake Rd in Newark DE and they can be reached at (302)-722-7997 or at [email protected]
USA Archery Event Finder Tool:
USA Archery recently developed a tool on their website to find tournaments based on both proximity and level (local, state, national, etc)