13th Annual Rich DeStefano 
Javelin Technique Clinic
March 19-20th , 2005
Yale University
New Haven, CT

Men and Women
Grades 9-12, Collegiate, Open Athletes & Coaches

Clinic phone: 203-407-0252 
e-mail:  richard.destefano@yale.edu
website: www.eteamz.com/extremetechnique


10:00-10:15 Application Process & Introduction Meet the staff & Group assignments
10:15-12:30 Event Techniques Sessions I & II
12:30-1:15 Lunch & Video Tape Analysis
1:15-1:45 Guest Speaker- TBA
1:45-2:45 Strengthening and Conditioning
2:45-3:00 Day 1 Wrap-up

10:00-10:30 Elite Invite Exhibition
10:30-10:45 Day 2 Introduction
10:45-12:30 Event Techniques Sessions I & II
12:30-1:15 Lunch & Video Tape Analysis Session
1:15 - 1:45 Guest Speaker- TBA 1:45-2:45 Group Throwing Session
2:45-3:00 Day 2 Wrap-up

The Rich DeStefano Javelin Technique Clinics are designed to educate and direct athletes on attaining the correct techniques used in throwing the javelin. Instruction will be geared from basics to advanced techniques. The main focus of the clinics include; lead-up drills, strengthening techniques, learn-by-doing strategies, and video tape analysis sessions. The clinics key in on correct body positioning, kinetic awareness, balance, agility and coordination. Clinics will be broken down into beginner, intermediate and advanced groups.

RICH DESTEFANO  In coaching dozens of clinics and camps all over the United States, Rich has helped produce some of our nations top high school, collegiate, and open javelin throwers of past and present. Being a top ranked American for the past 8 years, Rich has a distinct understanding of what it takes to be on top of the javelin field and provides knowledge and skills that he himself uses to excel.
'00 U.S. Olympic Team Trials
Best U.S. ranking of #11 in '00
PR of 73.48M
Coached Ann Crouse- Former American record holder ('00-'02)
and is the current coach of Kateema Reittie- 2x NCAA Division II champion and 2X Jamaican National Champion

'96 U.S. Olympic Trials
PR of 73M currently holds the US re
2002 USA Track & Field Masters Champ


While attending Westfield State College Abbey earned All-ECAC and All-New England. She also was a NCAA Div. III qualifier and currently holds the WSC school record.

2x NCAA Div I All-American
2x NCAA Div II All-American
Finished 7th at the '96 Olympic Trials.
Has a lifetime PR of 74.40M
Currently the Head Coach of '01& '02
State Class T& F Champions Hyde Leadership H.S., CT

KATEEMA RIETTIE 2x Div II NCAA Champion ('01 & '02)
2003 Div II NCAA runner up
New England Collegiate MVP-'02 & '03
2003 Jamaican National Champion
2003 Runner up- Caribbean & South American Championships(2003 Pan Am qualifier)
Has a PR of 175'

ERIC MARTIN Eric is an All-New England thrower and graduate of Central Connecticut State University with a PR of 191'. A true student of the event, Eric has successfully added 20' to his PR in just two years and has developed into one of the east coast's finest clinicians.


  1. 2x Big- East champion in the javelin
  2. 3x team MVP
  3. 3x NCAA Div. I qualifier
  4. 3x high school state champion- New Jersey
  5. 3x All-American

JEFF MCCANN, ESQ,: Sports Psychologist Jeff holds an Athletic Counseling Masters Degree from Springfield College and has been active in the field of performance enhancement and youth development programming since 1997.  He currently is part of the X-Factor Consulting Group based out of New England and has worked with high school and collegiate level student-athletes (DI, DII, and DIII) in strengthening the power of their mental skills as they relate to sport performance. 

ANNA NORGREN-MAHON: OLYMPIAN Career Highlights: 2004 Olympic Games; 2002 USA Outdoor champion; 2002 & 2003 USA Indoor WT Champion; 2003 & 2001 USA Outdoors runner-up; 2004, 2001 USA Indoor runner-up PR: 72.01m/236-3 (2002)

Athletes should bring the following: 
Running sneakers 
Throwing spikes/shoes 
Workout clothing 
Personal corrective equipment (i.e., ankle, knee, elbow braces) Lunch for both days

Clinic will provide javelins, training equipment, bathrooms, athletic trainer, indoor/outdoor throwing & training facilities and weight room. Clinic will be held rain, snow, sleet or shine.


A block of rooms has been reserved for anyone interested in lodging for this years clinic.

Fairfield Inn of New Haven on Long Wharf


Amerisuites of Shelton 203-925-5900

Directions to Yale University Outdoor Track Complex

From Merritt and Wilbur Cross Parkways:
Take Exit 57 (Route 34 East) directly to the Yale Fields, or take Exit 59 (Whalley Avenue) and follow Yale Bowl Signs to the Yale Fields.

From I-95:
Take Eastbound Exit 44 or Westbound Exit 45 to Route 10 and follow Yale Bowl signs. Or, take Exit 47 (Downtown) and follow Route 34 to the Yale Fields.

From Downtown New Haven:
Go north on Chapel Street, then turn left on Derby Avenue (Route34) to the fields. From I-91: Take Exit 1 (Downtown) and follow Route 34 to the Yale Fields.


"DeStefano and his staff members exuded enthusiasm and respect for their event, and this was contagious. The feel for the clinic was as notable as the specific teaching. I wish I had been so motivated by such people in my younger days!"

Michael Sullivan

Coach-Sharon H.S. –Massachusetts

"Rich has trained & coached with many of our nations top throwers and has seen the most up to date training methods and techniques. He can help anyone."

Tom Pukstys Former American Record Holder, 285'10"


13th Annual Rich DeStefano 
Javelin Technique Clinic 
March 19th & 20th ,2005

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CITY__________________________________ STATE______ ZIP______________ 

PHONE# (h) (        )_______________ EMERGENCY PHONE # (     )_______________

 SCHOOL/CLUB__________________________ AGE____ BEST  THROW _________

E-MAIL ADDRESS:___________________________________________________

In case of injury or medical emergency, I hereby authorize RDJTC to act for me according to their best judgment in any emergency requiring medical attention and I hereby waive the clinic from all the emergency liability for injury or for illness incurred at the clinic. Signature____________________________________ Date__________

Parent's signature (if under 18)___________________________________ Date__________ 

2 day session for athletes/coaches 
$100- Pre-registration due by March 1st 
$120- Day of clinic registration 
$80 per athlete for team of 5 or more

Please make checks payable to: Rich DeStefano

All registered athletes receive RDJTC T-shirts & giveaways by adidas, SoBe & much more!

Please complete and return to:
Rich DeStefano 
124 Central Ave. 
Hamden, CT 06517