Private Lessons

The Stanford Archery Program offers hour-long, private one-on-one coaching lessons open to anybody - from a complete beginner 9-year old to an seasoned adult archer. Lessons are with the Stanford Archery Team members, who are either level I or II USAA certified coaches, or head coach Francis Parchaso who is a USAA Certified Regional Coach.

Pricing and Times

Registration for summer session is closed. Please note that we only contact those who get spots, and the others are put onto the waitlist automatically.

All equipment and safety gear is provided at no additional cost. Pricing and dates are subject to change

When & Where

JOAD and private lessons are held in accordance to the Stanford Academic Calendar every Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer academic quarter. Private lessons are held SUNDAYS from 12pm to 12:50pm on our range located on campus.
Dates for Summer 2014 (subject to change) Registration closed for all sessions
Sunday, July 6th, 12-12:50pm
Sunday, July 13th, 12-12:50pm
Sunday, July 20th, 12-12:50pm
Sunday, July 27th, 12-12:50pm
Sunday, August 3rd, 12-12:50pm
Sunday, August 10th, 12-12:50pm
Sunday, August 17th, 12-12:50pm
Sunday, August 24th, 12-12:50pm
Sunday, August 31st, 12-12:50pm

Sign ups for summer session is closed for all sessions. Please understand that sending an email to us does not guarantee a spot in the private lesson. We will send you a confirmation email for those of you who get the spot.

You can sign up to our emailing list to get a notification once we open the registration.

Stanford Archery

Pricing for Spring 2014 (subject to change)

Acceptable forms of payment are cash or check payable to "Stanford Archery Program." Pricing for a single session is as follows: With a level I team member:
$55 for 1 private lesson (one student, one coach)
$80 for 1 dual-lesson (two students, one coach)

With a level II team member:
$65 for 1 private lesson (one student, one coach)
$90 for 1 dual-lesson (two students, one coach)

With head coach Francis Parchaso:
$100 for 1 private lesson (one student, one coach)
$125 for 1 dual-lesson (two students, one coach)

Please note that these are held on SUNDAY at 12pm.

Signing Up

with these information:

1) Name
2) Age
3) Have you shot with us before?
4) Do you have your own equipment?
5) Date & time slot preference
6) Type of lesson (Level I Coach, Level II Coach, or Coach Parchaso)
7) Handedness (left or right)

You will receive an email confirming your spot.

Cancellation and Late Policies

We require at least 48 hours notice via email to cancel a private lesson. If you cancel a private lesson, you may switch to another date in the same academic quarter that that date still has lessons available. You may not switch to a date in another academic quarter or receive credit for future private lessons. Private lessons are nonrefundable: private lessons are only refundable if we cancel a session due to an emergency. In such an emergency, you will be refunded the full amount or you may also choose to receive credit towards future private lessons.

NEW Starting Fall 2013!

If you are late for your lesson, we will not make up for the lost time. For example, if you are late for an hour lesson by 20 minutes, the lesson will be 40 minutes long.

Frequently Asked Questions about Private Lessons

What should I bring on the day of the lesson?

Please wear non-baggy, comfortable clothing, but do dress appropriately for weather. If rainy, bring something warm and wear tough shoes or boots. If sunny, please bring sunscreen or apply some beforehand. Bringing water is also recommended.

Also, please remember to bring your waiver forms, which can both be found here:

Should I buy my own equipment?

Do not worry. We provide equipment for free for anyone who is registered for a private lesson. Also, if you are interested in getting your own equipment, let us know and we can point you in the right direction.

How can I get information about when the registration opens?

You can sign up for our Community/Public Programs Mailing List to get various information about our programs, such as JOAD schedules, Private Lesson dates, and Summer Camp info. Click the link below to sign up!

Subscribe to the Community/Public Programs Mailing List

Where is the range?

The directions to the Stanford Archery Range can be found here. Please arrive a little earlier so we can sign you in and set you up so we can start the lesson on time.

Will there still be private lessons on rainy days?

Yes, we will still hold private lessons, even when it is raining. Students are advised to wear boots and other rain gear, and we will set up tents for some cover from the rain while shooting.

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