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Team Connecticut Weightlifting Club was established in 1996 by 2003 & 2013 World Masters Weightlifting Champion and record holder Gary Valentine, M.A., CSCS*D, USAW Level 2 National Coach, Level 1 and Level 2 Advanced Coach Course Instructor.

What a TEAM!! Awesome atmosphere and lots of learning!!

Danielle Colosimo Abucewicz

Team CT

I am a relatively new member and have learned so much since joining Team CT. Coach Valentine has been great at improving my technique and going to make me a better lifter. I look forward to team practice as one of the real high points of my week. The team members are supportive and fun… Read more “Team CT”

Chris Price

USAW Certification feedback from NFL athlete

Secondly, throughout the entire course Gary was informative, knowledgable, and intelligible. Gary took the time to not only enlighten our class on the specifics of olympic weightlifting, but he also fostered an environment where we all felt comfortable to share our own experiences. Needless to say, whether one is a novice or a professional athlete Gary is able to effectively cultivate an athlete’s ability to learn… Undoubtably what I have learned will make me a better athlete. Read more “USAW Certification feedback from NFL athlete”

Matthew Mulligan

USAW Sports Performance Coaching Certification

I came here for my USAW Sports Performance Coaching certification. I’m not sure what I was expecting but I know it wasn’t what I found when I got there. Gary is a terrific coach with a lifetime of lifting and coaching experience. Coach Gary has everything you need to be a better lifter or coach… Read more “USAW Sports Performance Coaching Certification”

Jason Giles

Love Team CT Weightlifting! Proud to be a member of the team; and even prouder of Coach Gary Valentine who pushes me to be better than I was yesterday.
Vivian Dawson (W45) 75kg+
(Oly Master Weighlifter)
2015 Nationals – Gold & (C&J rec)
2015 American – Gold
2015 Pan-Am –… Read more “”

Vivian Dawson