Larry Wise

I have been involved with the NAA Coaches Development group since 1996. I have my NAA level IV certification and have taught at subsequent level 3 & 4 course at both the Lake Placid and Chula Vista training centers.

I coach privately and conduct one and two-day shooting schools at clubs and archery shops. My coaching follows the format of my latest book “Core Archery” which is founded on the definition and use of back tension. I have been shooting archery since 1955. I competed with the recurve bow until I purchased my first compound in 1976. In 1977 I was given my first release aid and have used one ever since.

I coach both finger and mechanical release styles of shooting but my specialty is the release style.



  • 1986 World Field Archery Champion, Scotland
  • Five-time World Team Champion
  • Many-time PA State Champion
  • Many Professional Wins Including, Atlantic City, Big Sky, Ann Marston Open, Milwaukee Sentinel Open and Long Island Open


  • Juniata High School, 1965
  • Lycoming College, B. A. Mathematics, 1969
  • Penn State University, M. ED., 1977


  • NAA Level IV Certification
  • NFAA Master Coach
  • 2005 USA Indoor Team Coach