DeStefano Javelin Site: Welcome

Friday, November 23

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


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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Tuesday, September 15
South Windsor HS will be the site of the 24th annual DeStefano Javelin Technique Clinic

The 24th annual clinic will be held on Sunday March 20th of 2016. 

Dozens of All-Americans & State Open Champions Need we say more?  


Check out some of last years clips. 




Sunday, March 20

8:15-9a Breakfast provided for Staff Meeting/ Set-up

Location: Gym

9:00-9:15a Application Process & Introduction Meet the staff & Group assignments

Location: Gym

9:15-9:30a Group Warmup Location: Throwing fields

9:30-12:15p Event Techniques Sessions/workshops

Location:* Fields or Gym

Group 1: Sport specific workshop

Group 2: Runway composition workshop

Group 3: Technical session

12:20-1:00p Lunch and Special Guests Visiting Vendor: Fleet Feet

Special Guest: TBA

Location: Cafeteria

1:00-1:30p Guest Speaker- Stephen Scarangella, MD

Topic: Undestanding Injury Prevention

Location: Media Room

1:35-2:05p Javelin specific bootcamp

Special guest: TBA

Location: Weight room

2:10-2:45p Elite Invite Exhibition

Location: Fields

2:50-3:30 Group Throwing Session

Location: Fields


Location: Gym  

Handout: 2016 Registration form

Friday, January 23
Cardio Express returning as 2016 DeStefano Clinic Presenting Sponsor

Fleet Feet
Monday, January 6
Fleet Feet Sports of West Hartford back on board for 2016

Fleet Feet Sports of West Hartford, CT and Saucony are back on board as a 2016 DeStefano Javelin Clinic Sponsors.  Fleet Feet's own Stephanie Blozy.  Stephanie will be putting on a javelin boot workshop at lunch.  Vendor TBA.

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

Handout: Test results are in for javelin throwers

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. 

Rich DeStefano
Wednesday, July 1
Private Coaching Available

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



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.


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 Wachowski- Old Saybrook(UNC), Tim Lyons-MA(UNH), Lindsey Regan-MA, Neille Giffune-MA, Bill Deprano(Ga), Don Maki(NY),






Mark Fletcher
Thursday, September 4
Some of my former training partners and staff

Tom Pukstys

Kateema Riettie