DeStefano Javelin Site: Welcome

Monday, September 12
Introduction

Welcome to the official website of DeStefano Strength and Conditioning, LLC. This site will serve as an information site for javelin related events such as clinics, camps, college workshops, training sessions, and festivals.  



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Where state champions are made year after year!

Bittersweet Symphony by The Verve

preview RD with a 243' exhibition throw ('02 by Bill Parise

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Friday, August 5
DeStefano looking to make 25th annual javelin clinic one to remember

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With sights on March 17th and 18th of 2017 Rich DeStefano is looking to make his 25th annual javelin clinic a must go to event for everyone who is serious about the javelin.  Joining the list is former American Record Holder, 2 time Olympian and 2012 Olympic Coach, Tom Pukstys.  You will see many more of DeStefano's friends  and staff from across the country join the clinic in the next coming months. The tentative location for the 2 day event is Cheshire Academy located in Cheshire, CT.  There are a few new features being added including a coaches only workshop.  The lineup of clinic coaches will be published by December.  Sponsors will be announced as they commit.  

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Olympian and Olympic Coach Tom Pukstys

Tuesday, August 16
New coaches added to the staff lineup for 2017

Former throwers and new staff inlcudes Ethan Wright and Lucas Hadden.... and now on the coaches roster is Joe Greenberg, Charles O'connell, Amy Williams  and Daniel Colina.

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Friday, August 5
Athlete Kateema Riettie wins 2106 Jamaican Olympic Trials but just shy of the Olympic standard


Clay Dennis
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Friday, August 5
Athlete Clay Dennis wins the 2016 Masters National Championships in NC with a new PR of 177'


Team USA and Coach DeStefano
Team USA and Coach Rich DeStefano
Thursday, August 13
Allen Hall and Clayton Dennis Compete at Masters World Championships in Lyon, France

Both Allen Hall and Clayton Dennis competed at the 2015 World Masters Championships in Lyon, France this past week.  Clayton competed in the men's 50-54 age group and Allen competed in the men's 55-59 age group. 

Thursday, March 17
2016 Clinic makes an impact on many!

With the storm just missing us on Sunday we were blessed with a sunny 45 degrees  for the 2016 clinic.  We began things with a group warm up and split up into four groups; the kid's group, beginners, intermediate and advanced throwers.  The three sessions in the morning included technique analysis, runway composition and sport specific drills.

 Following the three morning sessions we broke for lunch.  During lunch we had former thrower and 2008 javelin clinic graduate Zach Martin give us the low down on his own experiences in both high school and college. Zach  provided information, to not only aspiring college freshman but to younger throwers, what they ought to know when seeking out colleges to throw in.  We also had a free raffle for all participants that included various prizes donated by Burton Snowboards, M-F Athletics, Fleet Feet of West Hartford, Primal Trainer and Team QNP.

 A great presentation was given by Allen Hall on using internet resources to better their knowledge base in our sport.  Allen was able to educate everyone how to surf the net to get what they need when it comes to drills, technical analysis from our world's best throwers  past and present, and sites that will enable one to read up on with today's latest.

 Matt Mund of Mission fitness then put on a sport specific bootcamp for the throwers.  The 14 stations were definately a challenge for anyone of partipated.  It opened up a lot of eyes and should help throwers design various types of training once they left the clinic. 

It was then off to the throwing exhibition where we had staff and invited throwers put on a throwing clinic.  The throws ranged between 90-190 feet.  This year I opened it up to a couple high school seniors who didn't let us down. Throwers included Kateema Riettie, Dylan Dombrowski, Amy Williams, Nik Zarikos and Ethan LaChance. 

The clinic wrapped up by opening up the javelin runway to everyone who wanted to put togheter everything they learned during the day.  For some it was putting together effective pentultimates, modified runups or the full runup.  The entire staff was on hand to critique and give helpful advice.

Thank you to all who participated and to all the sponsors and staff who were a part of.

Coach Rich DeStefano 



Monday, October 5
Updated Test results are in...more to come

Handout: Test results are in for javelin throwers

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Rich DeStefano
Wednesday, July 1
Private Coaching Available

2016-2017 Coaching/Athlete Rates for Private Coaching

o 60 minute session: $85

o 5-60 minute sessions: $400

o 10-60 minute sessions:$750

 

o 1-90 minute session: $120

o 5- 90 minute sessions: $575

 o 10-90 minute sessions: $1100

 

2 athletes

o 60 minute session: $160

o 5-60 minute sessions: $775

o 10-60 minute sessions:$1500

 

o 1-90 minute session: $190

o 5-90 minute sessions:$925

o 10- 90 minute sessions: $1800

 

Group training sessions

o single session:$55

o 5 sessions :$250

o 10 sessions: $450

To arrange session please call Coach DeStefano at 203-415-3340 or e-mail richardanthonydestefano@gmail.com

 

 

DeStefano Personal Athletic History

Qualified and competed in '00 U.S. Olympic Team Trials

Best U.S. ranking of #11 in '00

Qualified in ‘04 U.S. Olympic Team Trials (B standard)

PR of 237’11” (243’ & 249’ exhibition throws-Rutgers 1999 & 2002)

Professional Coaching History

Annual DeStefano Javelin Technique Clinics-Director Helped produce over 32 state open champs, 16 New England Champs and 12 All-Americans Established in 1993

Assistant Indoor & Outdoor Coach (Men’s & Women’s Throwers)- 7x State Champions Hillhouse High School, New Haven, CT: Events: Men’s and Women’s Shot, Discus and Javelin: 1995-2000

Notable achievements: 12 state champions (shot, discus, javelin)

U.S. Junior Elite Team Throwing Coach- ARCO US Olympic Training Center- Chula Vista, CA-1999 Athletes included: Brian Clay (2008 Olympic Gold Medalist) & John Stiegeler (NCAA Div. I Champion)

Assistant Outdoor Coach (Men’s & Women’s Throwers)- Cheshire High School, Cheshire, CT: Events: Men’s and Women’s Shot, Discus and Javelin: 1994,1995 Notable achievements: 5 state champions (shot, discus, javelin)

Assistant Coach (Men’s & Women’s Throwers)- Hopkins School, New Haven, CT: Events: Men’s and Women’s Shot, Discus and Javelin: 1993

Additional Camps/Clinics: 1993-current

SCSU Best camp- New Haven, CT,

Five Star Running Camp-Catskills, NY,

Sean Mahon High Jump Clinic-Woodbridge, CT,

Gary Moore Jumps and Hurdles Clinic- New Haven, CT,

Elm City Throws Camp- North Haven, CT,

Massachusetts Track and Field Technique Clinic-Shrewsbury, MA,

CTHSCA Clinic- Wesleyan College, US Olympic Training Center Junior Elite Camp-Chula Vista,CA,

New Balance Running Academy-Torrington, CT,

Eric Mangini Mini Camp- Hartford, CT,

Tony Naclerio Throwing Camps, Piscataway, NJ.

NOTEABLES:

Olivia Weiner • Personal best: 134’11” • High School: Staples, Westport CT • College: Dartmouth • 2x State Class champion • 2x US High School National Championships contender

Ellie Gravitte-’10-‘13 • Personal Best: 153’7” • High School: Ridgefield HS, CT • College: Brown University, RI • 4x State Champion, 3x State Open Champion, 2x New England Champion, 3x Nationals Qualifier, 2x All American(’12 & ’13) Connecticut and New England Record Holder(’13)

Meg Perrin- ’12-14’ • Personal best: 135’ • High School: Watertown • College: Assumption • 2x State Open Champion • New England Champion

Ann Crouse: '00-'02 • Personal best: 188’ • College: University of Virginia, VA • Former American record holder

Kateema Riettie: ’01 – ‘08 • Personal best: 187’6” (57.20M) • College: Southern Connecticut State University, CT • 2x NCAA Division II champion (’01 & ’02) • 5x Jamaican National Champion • ’10 Central American & Caribbean Champion (3x CACC medalist) • ’10 Commonwealth Games Finalist (6th) • Qualified and competed at Goodwill Games • Qualified and competed in ’04 and ’08 under DeStefano’s tutelage

Eric Alfieri: ’06- ‘11 • High School: Woodland HS • College: University of Connecticut • PR: 192’8” • ’07 High School State Champion & New England High School Champion

Mike Curran: ‘99-‘01 • PR: 207’10” • High School: Shelton HS, CT • College: Marist, NY • Finished 2nd at ’01 Junior National T & F Championships • Member of 2001 World Junior Track and Field Team: Great Britain • 2001 Junior National Champion

Will Brower: ’05- ‘10 • PR: 163’ (Masters 60) • Current CT Masters Track and Field Record Holder • Ranked 2nd in the World in 2010

Amy Williams: ’99- ‘01 • PR: 139’10” • High School: Amity HS, CT • College: University of Maine, ME • 2001 Junior Nationals Finalist

Daniel Colina” ’09-‘12 • PR: 213’10” • College: Keane State College, NH • Competed in NCAA Division III National Championships: ’09’,’10’ • Ranked #1 in NCAA Division III:’10

Dave Bergeron • PR: 208’ • College: Westfield State College • Finished 2nd 2005 NCAA Div. III Nationals (All-American) School Record

John Gelcius • PR: 207’8” • High School: Greenwich HS • College: Stonehill College • Finished 9th at 2012 NCAA Div. II Nationals & School Record

Andrew Solystiak • PR: 215’ • College: Westfield State College • Finished 3rd at 2008 NCAA div. II Nationals (All-American Honors 2007 & 2008), School Record

Adam Bouchard • PR: 193’ • High School- Tolland HS • College: UCONN • 2x state champion and Tolland HS record holder-’10 & ‘11

Zach Hurd • PR: 193’3” • High School: Exeter HS (West Greenwich, RI) • RI state championships in ’12 & ‘13

Ethan Wright • PR: 202’ • College: Brown University • High School: Narragansett, RI • Finished 3rd at ‘13 RI State Championships • Rhode Island State Champion-‘14

Allen Hall • PR: 155’ (Masters 55>) • Finished 5th at ‘13 World Masters Games in Italy (All-American), 4th at ’13 US Masters National Championships, 2014 Champion, Costa Rica • Qualified for 2015 WMA Outdoor Championships, Lyons, France

Clay Dennis • PR: 170’ (Masters 50>) • Qualified for 2015 WMA Outdoor Championships, Lyons, France

Luke Hadden • PR: 192’ • 4x Vermont State Champion • Attended University of Tennessee

High School Notables- “State Champs”, “New England Champs” and/or “All-Americans” Jen Aldieri - Middletown(UCONN), Ben Lincoln-MA(Wake Forest), Amanda Nappi-Windham(UNC), Stephen Simalchik-Danbury(Williams), Charlie O’Connell-Hillhouse(UPENN), Karen Wyzykowski- Old Saybrook(UNC), Tim Lyons-MA(UNH), Lindsey Regan-MA, Neille Giffune-MA, Bill Deprano(Ga), Don Maki(NY) Crystal Pabey-Naugatuck CT,