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John Cerminara, Richmond, VA Track & Field Coach

John Cerminara

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Virginia Union University (NCAA Div. 2) Throws Coach. MLWGS Coach. Certified USATF Level 1. Current World and US Ranked Discus Thrower. Former NCAA DIII Discus National Qualifier. View all coaching experience

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Packages

Basic Throw Analysis
Online Training for a single athlete

Real time, slow speed, and frame by frame critique of a 1 throw.

Session Length: 10 minutes

$10 1 session + one-time fee

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Advanced Throw Analysis
Online Training for a single athlete

Real time, slow speed, and frame by frame critique of one throwing session (up to 6 throws).

Session Length: 1 day

$25 2 sessions ($13/ea) + one-time fee

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1 Month Your Coach
Online Training for a single athlete

Real time, slow speed, and frame by frame critique of as many throws as you send me over a 1 month period. I will also give tips/drills on how to imporve what I pointed out in the video critiques.

Session Length: 4 weeks

$50 4 sessions ($13/ea) + one-time fee

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3 Months Your Coach
Online Training for a single athlete

This is an elite package that includes having 24/7 access to me for a whole season. Not only will you get real time, slow speed, and frame by frame critique of as many throws as you send me and tips/drills on how to impo... See More

Session Length: 12 minutes

$200 3 sessions ($67/ea) + one-time fee

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In-Person Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

2 session package with Coach John. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$60 2 sessions ($30/ea) + one-time fee

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  • Pennsylvania State University--Erie, The Behrend College (PA)

  • 7 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Throws

  • Shot Put, Javelin, Hammer Throw, Discus

Credentials

  • Pennsylvania State University--Erie, The Behrend College (PA)

  • 7 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

Services

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Throws

  • Shot Put, Javelin, Hammer Throw, Discus

More About Coach John

Currently, I am the Throws Coach at Virginia Union University (NCAA Div 2) and at Maggie Walker Governors School. I am also a coach for the Commonwealth Throws Club and a Certified USATF Level 1 Coach. Previously, I was with the esteemed Hershey Blaze Track Club, a youth program where I helped coordinate and coach all the throwing events (Discus, Javelin, Glide & Rotational Shot Put, Hammer, Weight, Turbo Javelin). My prior coaching experience over the past few years was coaching 10+ All-Americans and 15 National Qualifiers in the youth divisions.

I attended school at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College and in Behrend’s NCAA Division III program, I had multiple seasons of success in all of the throwing events (shot put, discus, javelin, weight throw and hammer). By my Junior season he was named Team Captain and by the end of my career I was a 3-time Team Most Valuable Player, 5-time Mason Dixon Conference Champion, 2-time ECAC DIII All-Conference, and 2-time NCAA DIII National Qualifier for discus. I previously attended Jamestown High School in Williamsburg Va, where I competed all 4 years in indoor and outdoor track. I started competing in sprinting and jumping events, but I found my calling, excelling at discus and shot put my senior year. I finished my senior season with a Bay Rivers District Championship in Discus and a 12th place finish in the State AA Championship Meet.

Typically I would have the athlete do a full dynamic warm up specific to their throwing event, followed by footwork/technique drills. Then depending on skill level, we would progress through the athlete's specific throwing event from standing all the way to full throws. I would also be able to provide a weightlifting/ conditioning plan specifically tailored to your event as well as slow-motion video analysis to help pinpoint areas to improve technique. My philosophy is if you put in a high volume of throws, you will see results. I try to mix in a variety of heavy and light implement throwing into a session plan. Drills can be done anywhere, a driveway, a sidewalk, or a basement work. As long as you put in the work, good things will come.

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Client Reviews

Coach John has been very responsive and has helped by evaluating films from practice as well as live streaming during throws practice and making changes to my form on the spot. Working with him got me back on track quickly.

My athlete enjoyed her session with Coach John. He is knowledgeable and patient. We have already booked another session.

My son has only had one lesson, but he can already see results! He has been throwing farther and perfecting his technique using John’s feedback. Looking forward to the next training session!

Coach John does a great job with my son on his shot and discus throw training. We are not local, so it’s all done by video. In each video he does a great job of pinpointing a few key things to work on. He is able to markup the video so it is clear, does a voice over to explain the intent and wraps up with a good summary. I wholeheartedly recommend him.

Had a great 1st lesson! My son can't wait for his next one!

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At my 1st meet I took 6th place in Javelin. I booked 1 session and next meet took 1st added at least 17'. Great Coach really knows his stuff. Book with him NOW you will NOT regret it.

Very nice guy, very supportive, very positive, and knows what he's talking about.

[Video analysis] was really helpful, I never even noticed my leg stops spinning so much. I wasn't sure exactly how bad it was until this video, so thanks!!
Since having coach John join us, Blaze throwers have been among the top medalists at every event we've attended.
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