Our coach is John Siebert. John been shooting for many years. His main focus is to remove the myths about archery and to develop great shooting form from the start. Shooting form is the foundation to being successful archer. Every student has unique situations and goals. He customizes his lessons to work best with the student and their abilities.
Currently, John is Vice President of Ohio Archers (NFAA State Chapter - ohioarchers.com), officer of Geauga Bowmen (geaugabowmen.com), and archery range/shooting coordinator at Punderson State Park. He has a USA Archery Level 3-NTS Coach Certification, USA Archery Instructor Trainer, USA Archery Level 1 Judge, USA Archery Background Clearance, SafeSport and Mental Management 101 training. John is a member of NFAA, USA Archery, IBO and ASA as well as a member of Geauga Bowmen. He is currently working on his USA Archery Level 4-NTS coaching certification. John can be reach through the online form or you can email him directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What does John enjoy about teaching archery?
"I like seeing the people I work with reach their goals. I'm a real believer in solid fundamentals. I remember when I was learning how to shoot. I had no help and got really frustrated. I want to remove that frustration so my students and the sport can continue to grow."
What is the typical process for working with a new student?
John specifically instructs compound or recurve bow archery for target shooting, 3D shooting and hunting. His style is one-on-one so that a day's session can be customized to correct and develop the individual's skills. The basis for his coaching is to develope a solid shooting form, shot execution, and building the mental game behind successful shooting. He also works with his students to properly size and tune their equipment to perform at it's best.
John's education and/or training?
John has been shooting for more than 30 years. He has a USA Archery Level 3-NTS Coach Certification, Instructor Trainer Certification and Level 1 Judge Certification. John has completed the USA Archery background clearance, SafeSport training, and Mental Management 101 training. He has attended a dozen national instruction/coaching courses. We know he has read every book ever written on archery shooting and reviewed every video ever shot.
Do you have a standard pricing for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
Lessons are charged per 1-hour session. Each 1-hour session is $25 per person. All instruction is one-on-one or in small groups.
How did John get started teaching?
Over the years John has worked hard to improve his scores and abilities. He never had access to any type of training or coaching. Through trial and error he became very frustrated with his slow progress. It is because of this experience he wanted to help other people become better at archery without going through the frustration he did. This is the reason he became a coach.
What types of students have you worked with?
John has worked with children as young as 6 years old to adults in their 80's shooting either compound or recurve (Olympic style) bows. He also has worked with people who have disabilities.
What advice would you give a student looking to hire an coach?
The student should know clearly what they want to accomplish. John will help guide the archer with setting their goals and the time it will take to achieve them.
What should students think through before talking to the coach about archery?
They need to have a clear understanding of what they want to accomplish and how far they want to take the sport of archery. For example, instruction for tuning up for a better hunt or 3D shooting is a completely different regimen than the one required to go to NFAA nationals.
Here are some of the competitions he has placed in: