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2023 Team Mirabelli Personal Training (Shot-Discus-Javelin)

2023 Mirabelli Team & Personal Throwing School
We are now accepting enrollment!
The Throwing school has turned out thousands of great throwers over the past 35 years. Boys and girls have come to train from all over the country and have left throwing farther then they could have ever imagined! The sessions consist of two hours of elite learning guaranteeing immediate improvement in the shot put both Glide, Drop Glide, Rotational, Discus and Javelin!

  • Video Analysis of drills and correct body position.
  • Teaching both the mental as well as physical attributes needed for competition.
  • Help getting your son/daughter into college.
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Mark Mirabelli

12 Throwing School Trainees at the 2022 States & Meet of Champions Had super Performances

12 Throwing School Trainees at the 2022 States & Meet of Champions had Super Performances!

Another super year from my trainees at the prestigious NJ Meet of Champions! 0ver 15 of the students had personal best in the Javelin, Shot Put, and Discus! Niki Woods nailed the best throw in NJ with a 150-10 monster throw at the MOC and came back on Sunday to throw another PB of 151′-6″ at the New Balance HS Nationals at Upenn. Niki from Demearest was crowned the best javelin thrower in NJ for the second straight year !


2022 Meet of Champions 150-10

Nationals 2022 151′-6″
Tyler Zawatski placed 5th earning him All-American honors. Tyler started at 138″ to 198’ two years ago winning the MOC last year. Heading to UVA.
Zoe Goldberg from Eastern HS placed 4th at the MOC 130′-2″ soph.
Bradley Weiner discus soph.Ramsey HS 150’10”
Daniela Peralta from UC had an outstanding year and heading to the University of Dayton on a scholarship! 126′
Ryan Drawal fell short but had an outstanding year and will be attending Louisville.
Madison Griffin 127′-2″ Pope John, Aysiah Maldonadov from Audubon each will be back next year!
Brad Paulmenn  East Bruiswick soph. 166-11
On Friday at the Nationals Henry Zief from Princeton HS, Ian Habjan Montclair HS, and Liam Zelma Demerast HS all  had outstanding performances. They will be returning next year.
I am so proud of all of you this past year! You started earlier to train and set your goals high and reached them! So proud of each of you!
Sam Mattis – A Crazy Dream in 2009 was nurtured by Mark and this year it bore more fruit

Sam Mattis – A Crazy Dream in 2009 was nurtured by Mark and this year, it bore more fruit

So, Sam Mattis showed up at Mark’s house the in 2009. Sam was wearing a pair of high top cross trainers, giant Afro and a Cheshire cat grin to meet his new coach.

Mark asked Sam what his goals were; I will never forget the response from both of them. Sam said “I want to win the Meet of Champions, win the US High School Nationals and set the NJ record in the discus”. Mark smiled and told him to slow down. He said “let’s teach you how to throw the discus first”. I started laughing because I know my son and once he locked in on his goals not even a team of Clydesdales could stop him from achieving them. I also appreciated Mark’s calm and funny response. It was classic Mirabelli as I have come to know him over time.

Long story short; with Mark’s guidance and foundational principles Sam was able to:

  1. Set the discus record for all NJ high school classes, Freshman, Sophomore, Junior and ultimately took the state record away from Ron Dayne at 218’4″. He also won 2 high school nationals.
  2. He went on to set the Ivy League and American Collegiate record with a toss of 221’3″
  3. He holds the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 5th farthest throws by an American Collegiate thrower.
  4. He’s the only Ivy Leaguer to win the Heps 4 years in a row and holds the Conference record
  5. He won the 2015 NCAA Division 1 discus throw at 205′
  6. In 2018 he took a proud third at the USATF Nationals
  7. This year, 2019, he won his first USATF Nationals with a toss of 218’9″. This qualified him for the World Championships in Doha, Qatar in October. He also surpassed the 2020 standard for the Tokyo Olympics. Additionally, it afforded him to travel to Europe from August to September to compete against the world’s best discus throwers.

So, this testimonial is not about Sam, it’s about what having the right early coach and mentor can do for your dreams. Mark could have easily told Sam on that day in 2009 that his dreams were unreasonable. Mark never thought about doing this for a millisecond. He said what all great teachers say “Let me teach you how to achieve your dreams!” For that simple, yet thoughtful statement, I will always think of Mark as the best first mentor we could have ever dreamed of connecting with.

Dream big, aim high, work hard, focus and listen well but get the right teacher to keep the competitive fire hot. Not all coaches are created equally and not all coaches are mentors. Sam could not and would not have achieved his dreams without mentor Mark Mirabelli. I am 100% certain of that fact.