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 a seasoned adult archer. Lessons are with the Stanford Archery team members, who are either Level I, II or III USAA Certified coaches, or with Head Coach Francis Parchaso, a USAA Certified Regional Coach.

Pricing and Times

ATTENTION: Sign-ups for Winter Quarter private lessons are open!

Registration is done using a Qualtrics form. Use the link below to sign up! You will receive an automated email confirming your lesson(s) immediately after signing up.

Sign up here!

When & Where

JOAD and private lessons are held in accordance to the Stanford Academic Calendar every Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer academic quarter. Winter private lessons are held SUNDAYS from 11:10am to 12pm and 12:10pm to 1pm on our range located on campus.
Dates for Winter 2017 (subject to change)

Registration is open for all sessions
Sunday, January 15th, 11:10am-12pm & 12:10-1:00pm
Sunday, February 5th, 11:10am-12pm & 12:10-1:00pm
Sunday, February 12th, 11:10am-12pm & 12:10-1:00pm
Sunday, February 19th, 11:10am-12pm & 12:10-1:00pm
Sunday, March 5th, 11:10am-12pm & 12:10-1:00pm
Sunday, March 12th, 11:10am-12pm & 12:10-1:00pm

Sign up for our emailing list to get a notification when we open the registration each quarter.

Stanford Archery

Current Pricing (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:
$50 for 1 private lesson (one student, one coach)
$75 for 1 dual-lesson (two students, one coach)

With a Level II team member:
$60 for 1 private lesson (one student, one coach)
$85 for 1 dual-lesson (two students, one coach)

With Head Coach Francis Parchaso:
$95 for 1 private lesson (one student, one coach)
$120 for 1 dual-lesson (two students, one coach)

Coach Profiles

Level One Coaches

Abanezer Sisay

Dates Coaching: 1/15, 2/5, 2/12
Competition Division: Bowhunter
Class Year: 2019
Major: Computer Science
Hometown: Mesa, AZ

Abanezer is a fun-loving guy with interests that vary all over the place. He likes to jam out to Pop, RnB, Hip Hop, Country and any other great songs that come across his playlist. He also loves Ethiopian food, and of course, archery!

Breno de Mello Dal Bianco

Dates Coaching: 2/5, 2/12, 2/19
Competition Division: Compound
Class Year: 2019
Major: Electrical Engineering
Hometown: Curitiba, Brazil

Breno is an international student from Brazil who likes to hang out with friends, eat good food (or any kind of food really), build stuff and play video games. Traveling is a big a part of who he is, so whenever he can he gets a new stamp on his passport.

Brian Su

Dates Coaching: 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 3/5
Competition Division: Bowhunter
Class Year: 2019
Major: Material Science & Engineering
Hometown: Santa Barbara, CA

Brian is a sophomore interested in studying biomaterials. Specifically, prosthetics and biocompatible materials. His favorite foods are fruit and steak. He tends to listen to melodic dubstep and chillstep, although he enjoys all music. In addition to archery, Brian also trains in Eskrima, a Filipino martial art with a strong emphasis on weapons fighting, particularly with knives and sticks.

In Jae (John) Cho

Dates Coaching: 1/15, 2/5, 2/12*, 2/19*, 3/5, 3/12 | *11:10am Session Only
Competition Division: Barebow
Class Year: 2019
Major: BioMedical Computation
Hometown: Seoul, Korea

In Jae Cho, also known as John Cho, is a Sophomore Undergraduate who was born in Korea but immigrated to Austin, TX after his 4th grade. He was driven by his passion of music and science growing up. He is passionate towards any type of music; however, his main focus resides within the world of percussion. Rhythm drives his life no matter where he goes and no matter what he does. His love for science helped him open his eyes to the world of possibilities and opinions. Driven to learn more, he believes that teaching elevates the depth of learning within the topic tutored. He’s always willing to meet new people and always willing to laugh out loud!

Matthew Tatsumi

Dates Coaching: 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 3/5
Competition Division: Barebow
Class Year: 2019
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Hometown: Riverside, CA

Matt’s hobbies include archery and climbing, with about 3 days a week spent practicing each sport. His main interest is in anything flying! Arrows, planes, rockets, etc., they're all immensely interesting! He's a part of Stanford's Design Build Fly team: a team of students that work together to build a small UAV to fly in a competition. Ramen and Boba are his two favorite food/drink items!

Nick Tran

Dates Coaching: 1/15, 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 3/5, 3/12
Competition Division: Olympic Recurve
Class Year: 2019
Major: Biology w/ Conc. in Neuroscience
Hometown: Omaha, NE

Nick has been shooting with the Stanford Archery team since his freshman year. In addition to coaching archery, he also has worked as a tennis instructor, and continues to play tennis alongside shooting archery. Although he is spending much time on his pre-medicine track, he still enjoys spending time outdoors and going hiking, camping, or just simply getting out in nature.

Ryan Gonzalez

Dates Coaching: 1/15, 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 3/5, 3/12
Competition Division: Olympic Recurve
Class Year: 2019
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Hometown: San Antonio, TX

Ryan Gonzalez is a sophomore who’s leaning towards majoring in Mechanical Engineering and pre-law studies, with a passion for public service. In his spare time, he loves to practice archery, work on theater shows, read, and watch Netflix. In fact, his interest in archery actually stems from one of his favorite TV shows: Arrow. Outside of archery, he loves to talk about science, history, education, music, and, of course, superheroes. Ryan is super excited to coach and loves watching his students improve!

Level Two Coaches

Alexandra Bernard

Dates Coaching: 2/5*, 2/12*, 2/19* | *12:10pm Session Only
Competition Division: Barebow
Class Year: 2018
Major: Earth Systems - Biosphere
Minor: Computer Science
Hometown: Boston, MA

Alexandra enjoys playing video games and hiking when the weather’s nice. Any fun facts about nature are more than welcome!

Christopher Vo, Equipment Co-Director

Dates Coaching: 1/15, 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 3/5, 3/12
Competition Division: Olympic Recurve
Class Year: 2018
Major: Computer Science
Hometown: Long Beach, CA

Chris likes to do archery and spend time with his friends.

Mark Holmstrom, Team Manager

Dates Coaching: 1/15, 2/12, 3/12
Competition Division: Bowhunter
Class Year: 2017
Major: Mathematics
Minor: Computer Science
Hometown: Morgan Hill, CA

Mark has always loved studying math and more broadly problem solving. He enjoys the outdoors, especially hiking. He traveled to Budapest last summer and really liked the city as well as having the opportunity to visit other parts of Europe. He also likes cats. Since being on the team, Mark has won the following archery awards: 1st place at West Regionals 2015, 3rd Place at West Regionals 2016, 1st Place Mixed Teams for West Regionals 2015 and 2016. He is always super excited to coach! Also, he used to be Community Programs Director.

Neven Wang-Tomic, JOAD Director

Dates Coaching: 2/12*, 3/5* | *11:10am Session Only
Competition Division: Compound
Class Year: 2018
Major: Computer Science
Hometown: Arcadia, CA

Besides archery, Neven loves skiing, Asian food, and all things tech! Sleep is pretty great too.

Sarah Hay, Community Programs Director

Dates Coaching: N/A
Competition Division: Barebow
Class Year: 2018
Major: Biology w/ Conc. in Biochemistry & Biophysics
Minor: Classics
Hometown: San Ramon, CA

Sarah joined the archery team during Winter quarter of her freshman year and is currently Community Programs Director. Aside from practicing or coaching archery, she also does research in the Porteus lab where she’s currently investigating cytotoxicity of gene therapy treatments. In her free time, she enjoys trail running and being a part-time beach bum. Feel free to ask her anything about private lessons with Stanford Archery! She’s looking forward to another great quarter!

Tabitha Walker, Collegiate Director

Dates Coaching: 1/15, 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 3/5, 3/12
Competition Division: Olympic Recurve
Class Year: 2018
Major: Art History
Hometown: Spartanburg, SC

Tabitha began archery in her freshman year and hasn't looked back since! She enjoys spending as much time as possible at the range in between her work with the Cantor Arts Center, baking (hopefully) delicious treats for friends, and talking about her pet dog. Currently, she organizes tournaments for Stanford Archery as Collegiate Director. She’s happy to coach students at all levels!

Tatiana Mowry

Dates Coaching: 2/5*, 2/12*, 2/19, 3/5 | *12:10 Session Only
Competition Division: Olympic Recurve
Class Year: 2017
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Tatiana appreciates and respects the dedication involved in archery and the sport has been a part of her life for the past few years. In her free time, Tati enjoys watching science fiction shows and playing video games. She also likes a good cheeseburger. She’s looking forward to coaching anyone interested in archery!

Level Three Coaches

Katie Novotny

Dates Coaching: 1/15, 2/5, 2/19, 3/5, 3/12
Competition Division: Bowhunter
Class Year: 2017
Major: Biophysics
Hometown: Colorado

Katie has been competitively shooting archery for the past three years. She was drawn to archery for the stress relief as well as the great people involved in the sport. She's great with beginners, but loves working with more advanced archers where she can tailor the lesson to the student's strengths and weaknesses. Shooting competitively has taught Katie many valuable practice techniques as well as methods for coping with the stress of tournaments. Archery awards that Katie has garnered over the years include: 2015 - Collegiate Indoor National Champion - Bowhunter, 2015 (USCA) and 2016 (USAA) Collegiate Outdoor National Champion - Bowhunter, & Top Ten Finisher at 2015 Redding Western Classic Trail Shoot!

Ryan Badiee

Dates Coaching: 1/15, 2/12
Competition Division: Compound
Class Year: 2017
Major: Biology & Comparative Studies in Race & Ethnicity

Ryan is a senior at Stanford who will be matriculating to medical school next year. He joined Stanford Archery as a freshman and hasn't left since. When not shooting or studying, you can find him in his bioengineering lab, talking to patients in the clinic, being an RA in Roble Hall, or playing with molecular gastronomy. He’s excited to have you shoot with us!

Head Coach

Coach Francis

Dates Coaching: 1/15, 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 3/5, 3/12
Competition Division: Olympic Recurve, Compound
Class Year: N/A
Major: Marine Biology

Francis is a USA Archery Level 4 NTS Coach. He has been coaching at Stanford since 2001.

Cancellation and Late Policies

We require at least 24 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 if 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 choose to receive credit towards future private lessons.

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?

We provide equipment for free for anyone who is registered for a private lesson. If you are interested in purchasing 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!

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Where is the range?

The directions to the Stanford Archery Range can be found here. Please arrive approximately 10 minutes earlier so we can sign you in, set you up and 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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