Lessons

Private Lessons:

Cost: $50.00/hour
Members Save $10

Equipment Rental is FREE!

Let the professional and certified coaches at the Arizona Archery Club finely hone your archery skills. We have certified and friendly coaches on staff that are ready to help you achieve your archery goals. No matter what your skill level, we have a coach that is the right fit for you.

Please call a coach directly to schedule a private lesson. Coach contact info can be found below in profiles!

Beginner Classes:

Cost: $175
Duration: 6 weeks
Time: 6:00p-7:30p, Tuesday

Equipment Rental is FREE!

We offer an entry level class that is geared for the youth and adults to introduce them into the sport of archery. Whether your child is interested in shooting for sport of interested in hunting the 6 week classes are a great way for them to learn the basics and safety of shooting archery.

Call us to register over the phone or stop in the shop. Classes fill up quickly, so register early!

DATES TBD

Youth Camps:

Cost: $200/week
Duration: 4 Days/Week
Time: 9:00a-12:00p

Equipment Rental is FREE!

We offer an entry level camps that are geared for the youth and adults to introduce them into the sport of archery. Each camp will conclude with a tournament of participants.

4 Day Summer Camp (M-T) YOUTH
Camp 1 – June 12th-15th
Camp 2 – June 26th-29th
Ages 10 and Up
No more than 10 students per class
Class includes equipment
Cost – $300 per student
Two certified Level III USA Archery instructors will be on staff per class.
All participants will need to bring their own lunch.
Questions please call us @ 623.266.4647

Please note, times and prices are subject to change. Call Arizona Archery or visit us in-shop to sign up! 623.266.4647

Available Instructors

Dick Tone | Referral Only

Dick Tone | Referral Only

Level 4 USA & National Field Archery Instruction

My journey in the sport has taken me all over the world and I have
made countless friends and I am sure a few enemies along the way.
My involvement in the sport of archery has allowed me to meet and
be friends with many of the top athletes from other sports that also
share the love of shooting a bow and arrow. I have been able to
share in the victories of my shooters and console them when they
were not so successful. I have been able to help bowhunters harvest
game that they never th
ought would happen and I have shared the
stories around a campfire after an unsuccessful attempt
. I have
enjoyed being able to come up with unique products to advance the
sport of target archery and bowhunting. I have been around this
sport long enough to
have met and become friends with many of the
legends of the sport including, Ben Pearson, Fred Bear, Jim
Dougherty, Doug Easton, The Wilson Brothers (Black Widow Bows),
Earl and Ann Hoyt, Dale Marcy, Chuck Saunders, , Howard Hill, Gail
Martin, and many other pioneers of our sport. It has been a good
ride.

Dick Tone - A Liftime of Archery

Dick Tone A Lifetime of Archery My journey in the sport of archery began at age 5 with a toy bow and arrow game while visiting one of my cousins in Minnesota. Shortly after that experience our family moved to Arizona and I was introduced to real archery by an older gentleman that lived a few doors down from us in Sunnyslope. He fashioned a bow from an Oleander bush and made arrows from the slats found in wooden orange crates. The feathers were leaves. The year was 1950 and little did I know that I would spend the rest of my life invol ved in the sport of archery. My first real bow was a #20 Ben Pearson Lemonwood bow that came in a set with a few arrows and armguard and a tab. This Christmas present touched off a passion that had been growing with all sorts of homemade bows and arrows. Next came a #35 lb Ben Pearson Hickory static recurve bow and a membership to my first club. The Sun Valley Bowhunters. ( I was the ripe old age of 9) At the age of 13, I moved with my parents to Toronto Canada and was introduced to the sport of targe t archery. Up until that time I had only shot field archery in Arizona and hunted small game in the woods across the street from our home in Canada. Shortly after trying my hand at target archery I entered the Ontario Provincial Championship in the juni or division. I won that event by over 100 points and my love of competition had begun in earnest. For the next six years I shot every tournament I could in Canada, moving from the junior division to the intermediate division and finally to the adult divi sion. My last tournament in Canada was the Canadian National combined target and field held in Joliet Quebec in 1964. I won both the target and the field portions of the tournament with a combined total of just under 400 points ahead of the second place finisher. (I was now 18 years old) During the six years I spent in Canada I took second place only once, winning every tournament that I entered. I returned to the United States in the fall of 1964 and began training for the US World Target Archery team. The trials were held in Chicago and I managed to make the 4 man roster to compete at the World Championship in Vestros Sweden. I placed 5 th individually and was a member of the winning World Target Championship Team. During the 60’s and 70’s I competed in and won many regional and state titles and began my interest in being part of the archery industry. I also spent a year in Vietnam courtesy of the US Army. During that time, I had my bows shipped over and was able to get in some practice during down time. I was invited to do several USO Shows and opened for several big stars at the time. (Not Bob Hope) After returning to the states I continued shooting competition in the PAA, (Professional Archers Association) and was eventually elected to the boar d of directors in 1971. Archery Industry My business and industry experience in archery has been quite varied and fairly complete. I worked in retail during the summers in Canada, and when I returned to the US. I managed Hugh Rich Archery in California (a large distributor and retailer at the time). I spent time working for Easton Aluminum in Van Nuys, CA. and learned the aluminum arrow manufacturing process from the ground up. Doug Easton, the founder of Easton Aluminum was a personal friend of mine and I spent many hours listening to his stories about archery. I went on to manage Henderson Archery in Phoenix Arizona for several years and met my wife Diane at that time. Diane was shooting for ASU at the time and we have been together ever since. We were married in 1973. I worked in the industry for Wing Archery in the mid 1970’s and then for Ben Pearson Archery up to 1980. At that time we moved back to Phoenix and I started my own sporting goods rep group which was heavy in archery products. During the 10 years I had the group we represented, Ben Pearson, Himalayan Industries, Rocky Mountain Razor Broadheads, Cobra Sights, Hoyt Archery, and a dozen or so other companies. I also started my own company with the help of a partner and machinist Mr . Jim Haines. Jim was a shooter that I had met during my time in California and was making products for Wing. I had come up with an arrow rest and needed a manufacturer. Jim and I started a partnership that lasted until his death in 2005. The company w as named after his high school basketball team in La Salle, Illinois, “The Cavaliers” I would come up with the products needed in the industry and we would get together and design them and he would work out the method of manufacture. I was a perfect partnership. Cavalier products were sold world wide 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 the records that were shot using Cavalier products are st ill unbroken today. We sold Cavalier to AAE in Prescott, Arizona in 2005 and they are still manufacturing many of the products that Jim and I came up with. My original arrow rest, the T -300 is still in production today. It was patented in 1976. I have a lso served on the Board of Directors of the PAA (Professional Archers Association) and the AMO (Archery Manufacturers Association, now the ATA) Trick Shooting Along with my love of target archery and bowhunting , I also became passionate about trick shooting with the bow and arrow. The ability to put on a good show and promote the sport of archery was a natural part of the sport for me. As I mentioned before, I did USO Shows in Vietnam that earned me a phone call home. I was hired to do a show for the Calgary Stampede in the early 70’s. This was 2 shows a day for 10 days for crowds of 500 to 1000 for each show. The show included precision shooting that climaxed with shooting an asprin off a golf tee and a tri ck shooting exhibition that involved a variety of shots and aerial targets. The show was voted the most professional show at the stampede. I have done a number of movies for the Arizona Game and Fish Department to promote the sport of archery including shooting Trap with a bow and shooting pheasants out of the air (5 in a row) for the cameras. This was all done with a recurve hunting bow and broadhead tipped arrows. I have performed for numerous TV shows and for countless archery and bowhunting banque ts and gatherings. Hunting During all this time, I have always found time to do a little bowhunting. I have never considered myself a great hunter but I have always had the ability to hit what I was aiming at and therefore I was successful in spite of my self. I have been fortunate enough to hunt in many different states and several different countries. I have harvested many large and small game animals including 1 2 elk, over 40 deer, over 45 Javelina, 1 Bison, 2 Caribou, 2 Black Bears, 2 Antelope, sever al fox, Coyote, Pheasants on the wing, numerous Catalina Goats and Pigs, Moreno Sheep, Ferrel Hogs, Angora Goats, Corsican Sheep numerous small game and fish, 3 different species of Grouse and several varieties of aspen trees! Most recently a red oak sapl ing to add to my collection. I am a Senior Member of the Pope & Young Club and I have been an Official Measurer for the P&Y for over 30 years. I am a life member of the Arizona Bowhunters Association and I served as the emcee for their annual banquet for 25 years. COACHING I began coaching in 1964 and at the Canadian Nationals, Joan Gallie won the women’s division and Brian Leonard won the Intermediate division. These were my first real students. Since that time I have been fortunate to have coached a v ast number of winners in the sport of target archery. These winners include State, Regional, National, Intercollegiate, World and Olympic Champions. On three different occasions I have had both the men’s and women’s national champions. I have written num erous published articles on shooting and tuning techniques, for magazines both here and in Europe. I am still writing articles today for Bow & Arrow Hunting and for Bow International. I was involved with the USAT Training Camps from 1981 to 1992 atten ding up to 2 camps a year along with other outside work to help promote the training of our elite athletes. I have coached several US Teams: 1986 Championship of the Americas Team, 1988 World Field Team, 1989 World Target Team, 1990 Spring Arrow (Russia), and the 1992 Olympic Team, Barcelona. At the present time I am still coaching on a private basis, and I have several very good archers on the way up. I have attended the 1984, 1988, 1992, and 1996 Olympics in some official capacity either for the team or for the Olympics. My journey in the sport has taken me all over the world and I have made countless friends and I am sure a few enemies along the way. My involvement in the sport of archery has allowed me to meet and be friends with many of the top athletes from other sports that also share the love of shooting a bow and arrow. I have been able to share in the victories of my shooters and console them when they were not so successful. I have been able to help bowhunters harvest game that they never th ought would happen and I have shared the stories around a campfire after an unsuccessful attempt . I have enjoyed being able to come up with unique products to advance the sport of target archery and bowhunting. I have been around this sport long enough to have met and become friends with many of the legends of the sport including, Ben Pearson, Fred Bear, Jim Dougherty, Doug Easton, The Wilson Brothers (Black Widow Bows), Earl and Ann Hoyt, Dale Marcy, Chuck Saunders, , Howard Hill, Gail Martin, and many other pioneers of our sport. It has been a good ride.
Mark Penaz | Referral Only

Mark Penaz | Referral Only

Level 4 USA & National Field Archery Instruction

Career Highlights:
  • Head Coach, Senior and Junior World Archery Championships, Turkey (2007)
  • Head Coach, University World Archery Championships, Slovakia (2006)
  • Head Coach, Senior and Junior World Archery Championships, Denmark (2005)
  • Lead Coach, Junior and Cadet World Team Archery Championships, Great Britain (2004)
  • Coach, Senior and Junior World Archery Championships, France (2003)
  • Coach, Junior and Cadet World Archery Championships, Czech Republic (2002)
  • Indoor World Team Archery Champion – Gold Medal Winner with two world records, Havana, Cuba (1999)
Steve Yee | Referral Only

Steve Yee | Referral Only

Level 4 USA & National Field Archery Instruction

Head Coach – Desert Sky Archers
USA Archery Level 4 Coach, National Judge,
Compound Junior Dream Team and
Tournament Information Technology

Gary Sheldon | 602.339.8343

Gary Sheldon | 602.339.8343

Level 3 USA & National Field Archery Instruction

I have been involved in archery since the age of eight. I didn’t learn to shoot a bow correctly until I was 38 years old. After some coaching, I have won several state championships and a South West Sectional Championship. I have competed in both national and international championships.

I retired from the Scottsdale police department after serving for 38 years. I was a patrol officer, field training officer, detective and finished my last 26 years as a Mounted Officer. I was a member of an elite group of instructors from various state agencies that traveled throughout the United States to provide quality mounted police training.

After Retirement, I soon found myself coaching at the Arizona Archery Club.

Frank Miller | 602.909.2237

Frank Miller | 602.909.2237

Level 3 USA & National Field Archery Instruction

We are an archery family within the Arizona Archery Club family.  My wife, Krista and I both coach with the club’s Junior Olympic Archery Development program.  Our daughter Maya is a staff shooter for the club and competes in the JOAD program.  She is an accomplished archer having earned multiple state championships and holds multiple state records.  I followed my daughter into the sport and have been certified as a Level 3-NTS Coach with USA Archery.  I have also completed the Technical Certification Course of Instruction with PSE Archery at their headquarters in Tucson.  I am an emergency room nurse and serve as the J.O.A.D. team’s unofficial nurse, medic and kinesiologist.  I draw on my experience not only as a competitor and coach but as the parent of an archer.

Roland Brown | 602.740.6467

Roland Brown | 602.740.6467

Level 3 USA & National Field Archery Instruction

Roland as a Competitor

1948-1954 Junior Championship in Tennis – Arkansas Catcher for a local Pony League in Baseball 1954-1959 NRA at West Phoenix High School – Held record for the first person to shoot a perfect score with an M1 Garand (300) at 300 yards in all four positions (Prone, Sitting, Kneeling, and Offhand). Won two trophies in Drag Racing for “G” & “H” gas classifications with my 1959 El Camino. 1961-1964 Spent nearly 5 years in the USAF. Made grade in minimum time and was the Assistant NCIOC in charge of calibration Hangar for F106’s even flew in the backseat of the “B” model during an air show for the University of Maryland. 1972-1979 Renewed my interest in tennis and achieved Championship position in the “B” league at Motorola in 1975. 1983-1992 Began archery with my daughter as a Father/Daughter thing but she soon decided that ballet was far more interesting. I continued as i enjoyed the competitive aspect of the sport. During this time, I became a shooter at The Archers Den where I met Al Henderson. With his guidance I became State Indoor and Southwest Sectional Champion from 1986-1990 except 1989. 1994-1998 Started bowling and by April 26th of 1997 had bowled a 299 game and was maintaining a 200+ average. 2008-Present Renewed my interest in Archery and in 2009 qualified to compete in the Senior Olympics in Houston, Texas. As of January 2016 I have now held the Arizona State Indoor Championship Senior for the past three years. I am listed as member #1 at the Arizona Archery Club and am currently a Pro Staff Shooter for them. I currently hold a level II coaching license.
Steven Seymour | 623.693.1404

Steven Seymour | 623.693.1404

Level 2 USA Archery Instruction

I shot a lot of traditional archery growing up, and life happened. I was out of the archery game for quite a few years. Once my son graduated high school I decided it was time to get back into my old hobby. I went into the archery club to have a new flemished twist string made for my old recurve I had as a teenager. Before I knew it the Arizona Archery Club became my second home. I have gotten heavy into the competative archery world shooting in many tournaments 3D and spot indoor and outdoor. I got a part time job at the shop as a range master and quickly became part of the Clubs Pro Staff team. If your interested in lessons feel free to give me a shout!

Nikki McCraw | 602.405.4929

Nikki McCraw | 602.405.4929

Level 2 USA Archery Instruction