Coaching

About

The coach is John Siebert. You can reach him through the shop or email him directly at info@geaugabow.com.

John been shooting for many years. His main goal is remove the myths to shooting and develop great shooting form right from the beginning. Shooting form is the foundation to great shooting. But every student has unique situations and goals. He customizes his coaching 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), run the shooting programs at Geauga Bow (geaugabow.com), and shooting coordinator at Punderson State Park.

What does John enjoy about coaching?

"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."

Coaching Steps

  • Relationship between Form, Stability, and Shot Execution.
  • Foundations of stable and repeatable compound form.
  • Step by step walkthrough of form elements.
  • Trouble shooting common problems.
  • Draw Length and it's importance to stability.
  • Releasing Stress/Tension for more consistent shot execution.
  • Relaxing ...
  • Release construction, design and function.
  • Using your release that solidifies the connection between your form and execution.
  • The importance of close range and blind bale shooting.
  • Setting up stabilizers. What they do and why.
  • Equipment tuning.
  • The mental game.
  • Practice modes to further develop your skills.
  • Developing a solid mental game.

Questions & Answers

What is the typical process for working with a new student?

John specifically coaches compound bow archery for target shooting, 3D shooting and hunting. His coaching is one-on-one so that the day's session can be customized to correct and develop the individual's skills. The bases for his coaching is developing solid shooting form, shot execution, and then building the mental game behind successful shooting. As well, he works with my students to properly size and tune their equipment to perform to it's best.

John's education and/or training?

John has been shooting for longer than he can remember. He has attended a number of national coaching courses. We know he has read every book ever written on archery shooting and reviewed every video ever shot. Currently he is getting his USA Archery Level 2 certification. John has USA Archery background clearance and SafeSport training.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Typically lessons are charged per session. Sessions can run any where between 1-2 hours. Typically, all coaching is one-on-one.

How did John get started teaching?

Lessons are tailored to the goals of the shooter. Some want to learn target archery from the ground up, others are more interested in just tuning up their shooting for a better and successful hunt. It depends on what the shooter wants.

What types of students have you worked with?

John has worked with children as young as 12 and with adults as old as in their 60's.

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Know clearly what you want to accomplish.

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Clearly establish your goals. Tuning up for better hunting or 3D shooting is a completely different regiment than the one required to go to indoor/outdoor NFAA nationals. You need to have a clear understanding of what you want to accomplish and how far you want to take your archery shooting.