Scott Ratliff

Major League Lacrosse Player for the Atlanta Blaze

• 2012 NCAA Champion at Loyola University
• 2x All-American
• 2x Greyhound Captain
• 9th Overall Pick in 2013 MLL Draft
• 2015 Boston Cannons Captain
• 2015 MLL All-Star

I first started training with John Carlozzi Strength & Conditioning during my college days at Loyola University. I was immediately drawn to John’s workouts because they worked all aspects of being a great athlete: endurance, strength, speed, balance. I was becoming a better more competitive athlete from training with John. I continued to work with John as I started my pro career as a Boston Cannon, and again immediately saw improvement from his workouts. I HIGHLY recommend JC Strength & Conditioning for any athlete, in any sport. In order to be the best, you have to train with the best!

Chris Madalon

Major League Lacrosse Player for the New York Lizards

• Earned the starting goalkeeper job for the University of North Carolina after redshirting in 2009
• All-ACC selection
• Started all 16 games, playing 900+ minutes
• Made 145 saves and allowed 133 goals for a .522 save percentage
• Finished with a goalie record of 12-3 while facing 473 shots
• Finished third on the team in ground balls with 45
• Had a goals against average of 8.86
• Reached double digits in saves seven times, including a career high 14 against both Virginia and Delaware

Working out with John and his staff has been extremely helpful while continuing to play lacrosse at the highest level. The best part about working out with John is that he brings high energy and motivation to each and every workout, never letting you quit when you feel like your body has nothing left. John brings an expertise to his gym with his individualized workouts that are not only specific to your body, but also specific to your sport. Since training with John, I have climbed to the peak of my game, and can’t thank him enough for keeping me healthy and happy as I continue my career as a Major League Lacrosse goalie.

Catherine Granito

University of Michigan Women’s Lacrosse

University of Michigan Women’s Lacrosse
New Canaan High School, 12 Varsity letters, 3 sport captain

New Canaan High School Varsity Lacrosse, 2013, 2014, 2015
• Team Captain 2016
• All-American 2016
• Connecticut Spring Player of the Year 201
• MVP in State Championship game 2016
• First Team CIAC (Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference) All State, 2014, 2015, 2016
• First Team All FCIAC (Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference), 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
• Received Wolverine Award at Michigan Annual Summer Lacrosse Camp, 2014

New Canaan High School Varsity Ice Hockey, 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15
• Team Captain for the 2015-2016 season
• First Team CIAC All-State, 2014, 2015
• First Team All-FCIAC, 2013, 2014, 2015
• Fairfield County Winter Female Athlete of the Year, 2014, Stamford Advocate
• Voted Connecticut’s Most Valuable Player for Girls Ice Hockey, 2014, Hearst Media Group
• Top 3 all time scorers in Connecticut

New Canaan High School Varsity Field Hockey, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
• Team Captain, 2015
• First Team CIAC All-State, 2013, 2014
• Team MVP, 2014

John Carlozzi Strength & Conditioning has helped me grow stronger and faster as an athlete. John has helped me through physical therapy while never letting me slow down and stop growing. Although John works with a majority of Darien athletes, he has worked with myself, my brothers and my friends all from New Canaan. John is a very motivating trainer who will push you to do things you never would have thought you would be able to do. In high school I played Field Hockey, Ice Hockey, and Lacrosse. The transition from running to skating is very different and because of the use of different muscles there is always the possibility of injury. John has always prepared me well enough to prevent injury though the workouts that he designs. Thanks to John I am now at The University of Michigan playing D1 Lacrosse. Those looking to be a better athlete and play at the next level… John Carlozzi is who you need by your side from start to finish.

Nick Lombardo

Bucknell University Track & Field Class of 2018

• School record holder in the indoor and outdoor high jump
• 3x Patriot League Field Athlete of the Week selection
• NCAA qualifier in high jump
• 2x All-East selection in long jump
• 3x All-Patriot League selection in long jump
• All-Patriot League selection in high jump
• Personal best of 24’0.37” in long jump
• Personal best of 6’11” in high jump
• Voted 2016 Bucknell field MVP by coaching staff
• Voted 2015 Freshman MVP by coaching staff

Tyler Foley

• 2012 NCAA Champion at Loyola University
• Earned Six Varsity Letters at Darien High School
• Earned All-America Honors as a Senior
• 2X All-State Selection
• 2X All-FCIAC Selection
• Most Valuable Player honors in 2008
• 88 goals, 51 assists during his junior and senior seasons
• Helped Darien win four state titles and gain the No. 4 final national ranking from Inside Lacrosse in 2008

John Carlozzi Strength & Conditioning was easily one of the biggest influences in my athletic career throughout high school and college.

Working with John Carlozzi throughout high school and college changed my body and game to be the best athlete I could be. John put me on a strict plan to eat better and work smarter in the gym to maximize my time and effort. Going from a 145 pound freshman to a 165-pound sophomore was a huge advantage, not to mention the strength that came along with more body mass. I was able to compete for a starting job as a sophomore on the Darien Lacrosse team, and held my own against some of the best competition in the country.

After being recruited to play Division 1 lacrosse at Loyola, there was only one person I trusted to guide me from my senior year in high school to my freshman year in college. This time I would be playing on one of the best teams in the country where every practice was like game day. The strength and endurance I had gained from working with John is the main reason I made it to that level. John helped me hit personal milestones for bench press, squats and sprints. John Carlozzi Strength & Conditioning was easily one of the biggest influences in my athletic career throughout high school and college.

Now, 3 years out of college, I see the way he has changed my friends and kids I coached while they were youth players into the best athlete they can be. He is only getting better and developing more drastic results as he continues working with more and more athletes. I HIGHLY recommend John Carlozzi for any athlete, in any sport. In order to be the best, you have to train with the best!

Mark Evanchick

University of Pennsylvania Lacrosse Class of 2020

• Four-year varsity letter-winner in both Football and Lacrosse (Four-year starter) at Darien High School
• Senior Captain in both Football and Lacrosse
• 2 Undefeated seasons in lacrosse (2014, 2016) with 3 consecutive FCIAC and State titles
• Back-to-back FCIAC championships in football with an undefeated season in 2016 (4X Turkey Bowl Champion)
• 3X All-American (Under Armour All-American 2016)
• 2X Player of the Year , 2016 Gatorade Player of the Year
• 3X All-State Selection (L/F)
• 3X First Team All-FCIAC Selection (L/F)
• MSG Varsity All-Region & All-Metro team with POY honors

Kyle Smith

Denver University Lacrosse Class of 2020

• Three sport athlete (Lacrosse, Basketball, Football) with 12 varsity letters
• Four-year starter at New Canaan High School
• Senior Captain in three sports
• Back-to-back state titles in football and lacrosse
• 2015 Under Armour Underclass Team (New England)
• 3X All-State First Team selection
• 3X All-FCIAC First Team selection
• 2016 MSG Varsity All-Region Team
• 2X All-American (Under Armour All-American 2016)

Training at John Carlozzi Strength & Conditioning has without a doubt made me a better athlete. Although difficult sometimes, the crazy, and mind blowing routines John puts you through make you better in the end. Often times you want to give up and quit, but he doesn’t care, he just wants what’s best for you, and that’s completing the workout. On the other hand, no mater how brutal the workout is, it always proves to be a good time. Whether it is flipping tires, pulling the sled a million times, or doing ridiculous bike sets, it is always a good time. JC Strength & Conditioning is a place that puts you through a lot of hell, but is also a great spot to workout.

George Reed

Union College Football & Baseball Class of 2019

• Senior Captain & FCIAC Champion
• First Team All State Media
• First Team All-State Class L
• First Team All FCIAC
• MSG Varsity All-Star First Team pick
• Hearst CT Super 33 All Star Team
• 2X All-FCIAC East Honoree (Baseball)
• All-FCIAC Honorable Mention (Baseball)
• FCIAC Regular Season Champion (Baseball)

I approached John Carlozzi when I was a 16-year-old junior in high school. I sought him out because I had personally witnessed the strides that those who worked with him had made. John turned average players into good players and good players into dominant athletes. John was a great trainer for my peers, and myself but he was a better role model. He embodied the hardworking mentality that he preached to us for so long. Personally I look up to John as an accomplished individual and also look at him as a lifetime friend. I recommend any athlete who has a ‘can do’ attitude to train with John because he will bring the best out of them. I found my experience with John rewarding both physically and mentally.

Will Hamernick

Bryant University Lacrosse Class of 2019

• Three-year varsity letter-winner and two-year starter at Darien High School (Class of 2015), Senior Captain
• Led team to back-to-back FCIAC and state titles in 2014 and 2015
• 2014 All-State First Team selection
• 2014 All-FCIAC First Team pick
• Earned three varsity letters in football, where he helped the Blue Wave to an FCIAC Championship
• Named a 2013 All-FCIAC East selection in football.

I had major knee surgery in my senior year of high school in January. I was a captain of both the lacrosse and football  teams at Darien High School. I trained with John throughout my whole recovery period up until I left to play lacrosse at  Bryant University. This was a period of increasing my upper body strength to the strongest I had ever been, and getting my knee back up to par. John Carlozzi Strength & Conditioning improved my strength to the point that when I left for school, I was one of the strongest incoming freshman for the Division 1 lacrosse team, regardless of the fact that I had surgery less than nine months prior. Without John as my trainer, my right leg that atrophied severely for the first few months after surgery would have been an extreme problem for me in continuing my lacrosse career. With his constant help and guidance with conditioning and weight training, I was able to return to my pre-injury status and even go beyond that to become a stronger and better player. I walked into training camp so confident that I had the right preparation for the moment, I was as big, fast, and strong as I could be.

Silas Wyper

Yale University Football Class of 2018

• Two-year varsity letter-winner at Darien High School (Class of 2014)
• Senior Captain
• 2013 All-State Second Team selection
• 2013 All-FCIAC East pick
• Ruden Report FCIAC Player of the Year
• 3,052 passing yards with 20 passing touchdowns
• 506 rushing yards with 6 rushing touchdowns
• FCIAC Scholar Athlete of the Month

This past season I was the quarterback for the Darien High School football team. Our team, projected to go 7-4 at best, ended up with a 12-2 record and a birth in the State Championship game. Much of our success, and in particular my personal accomplishments, can be attributed to John Carlozzi and the incredible work John did for us as a team and me as an individual player. The past two off-seasons, I bought into John’s workout routine, and the results could be seen immediately.

With John’s extensive experience, and more importantly his personal investment to making his clients better, I was able to transform into the type of player I needed to be. On the surface, the results are apparent. Coming into high school, I bench pressed 115 pounds, and going into last season I was around 250, accompanied by one of the higher squat maxes on the team, but the numerical gains do not even begin to accurately represent the ways I benefited from working with John. By building my confidence, making me a better athlete, and truly becoming a great friend, John was crucial in the success my teammates and I shared this past season.

Alex Lapolice

Harvard University Football Class of 2019

• Four-year letter-winner at New Canaan High School
• Senior Captain
• First Team All-State selection
• First Team All-FCIAC selection
• 2014 Walter Camp All-State selection
• 2013 State Championship MVP
• Helped team to back-to-back state championships
• Honor roll student & youth football coach/mentor

Jack Book

University of Pennsylvania Lacrosse Class of 2020

• 2013 All-FAA Selection & varsity leading scorer (KLHT)
• 2013 Daniel Hudson Award for Most Outstanding Freshman Athlete
• Three-year varsity letter-winner at Darien High School(Class of 2016)
• 3X FCIAC & State Champion with 2 undefeated seasons
• 2015 Under Armour Underclass Team (New England)
• 2X All-FCIAC Second Team selection
• 2016 Second Team All-State selection
• 2016 MSG Varsity All-Region Team
• CIAC Senior All-Star Game

Emerson Logie

Brown University Football Class of 2020

• Four-year letter-winner in Football (Deerfield Academy)
• Senior Captain
• Three-year letter-winner in Lacrosse (Deerfield Academy)
• First Team All-New England selection
• Boston Globe All-Scholastic Team
• Tom Ashley Award for Team MVP.

Hudson Hamill

Washington & Lee University Lacrosse Class of 2020

• Four-year varsity letter-winner and three-year starter at Darien High School (Class of 2016)
• Three-year starter in lacrosse, football, & basketball
• Senior Captain in football & lacrosse
• 3X FCIAC & State Champion with 2 undefeated seasons
• 2X FCIAC Champion in football with 1 undefeated season
• 2X All-FCIAC selection
• 4X Turkey Bowl Champion
• 2X All-State First Team selection
• 2016 All-American
• Holds school record for most assists in a season (62)

I owe John Carlozzi everything when it comes to athletic success. I’ve never worked out with anyone that I know I am guaranteed to get stronger every time I am in there and that is exactly how it feels working with John. He consistently motivates you and knows exactly how to make you better. John makes working out challenging and something that I look forward to every time I go.

Colin Minicus

Amherst College Lacrosse Class of 2020

• Four-year varsity letter-winner at Darien High School
• Three-year starter in both lacrosse & football
• Senior Captain in football & lacrosse
• 3X FCIAC & State Champion with 2 undefeated seasons
• 2X FCIAC Champion in football with 1 undefeated season
• 3X All-FCIAC selection
• 4X Turkey Bowl Champion
• 2X All-State selection
• 2016 All-American
• 2nd all-time in points at Darien High School
• Holds school record for most assists in a season by an attackman

I’ve worked with John Carlozzi for almost four years now, and the difference between the results of working with John rather than working elsewhere have been tremendous. John not only knows which workouts are best for athletes, he knows the athletes better than anyone. John takes the time to make bonds with people, rather than just pencil people in and move onto the next one. There are no easy days with John. Whether it is uppers, lowers, or even conditioning, you leave the workouts feeling better about yourself and your health. I strongly recommend working with John, because based on what he has done for our teams in the past few years, there’s no way we would be where we are without him. Love you buddy!

Jack Kniffin

Brown University Lacrosse Class of 2020

• Four-year varsity letter-winner and starter at Darien High School in both lacrosse & soccer
• Senior Captain in lacrosse & soccer
• 3X FCIAC & State Champion with 2 undefeated seasons
• 2016 All-FCIAC First Team selection
• 2016 All-State First Team selection
• 2016 All-American
• 2016 MSG Varsity All-Region Team & CIAC Senior All-Star Game
• Led Darien High School in scoring (70 g) as as senior
• Led Darien High School soccer to the FCIAC & State Championships with the best record in school history (15-3-5)

I have worked out with John Carlozzi for the past 4 years or so. Over this time we have forged both a professional and personal bond. John has helped me through knee, ankle, and back injuries while also pushing me to get stronger at each session. Over the summer and winter of my senior year his training in the weight room paved the way for my best seasons on both the soccer and lacrosse field: second leading scorer on the Darien Varsity Soccer team and leading the Darien Varsity Lacrosse team with 70 goals to an undefeated season. Now as I move on to play for the Brown University Men’s Lacrosse team, I feel that John has prepared me for the physical challenges of Division I college athletics.

Timmy Graham

Bryant University Football Class of 2020

• Three-year letter-winner and a two year starter at Darien High School with a record of 24-1
• Completed 223-of-318 (70.1) passes for 3,155 yards, 41 touchdowns and just five interceptions as a senior.(5,753 yds and 65 TD career)
• Holds school records for completions, passing yards and passing touchdowns and set Connecticut state record for QBR rating with a 134.9
• USA Today All-Connecticut First Team, CHSCA First Team All-State, Hearst Connecticut Media Super 33 All-Star Team, MSG Varsity All-Metro team honorable mention
• Walter Camp Foundation Second Team All-State, Darien High School offensive MVP, Named FCIAC championship game MVP after throwing for 462 yards and four touchdowns

Christian Trifone

Clemson University Football Class of 2020

• Three-year varsity letter-winner at Darien High School in football & lacrosse
• Senior Captain in football
• 3X FCIAC & State Champion with 2 undefeated seasons
• 2X FCIAC Champion in football with 1 undefeated season
• 4X Turkey Bowl Champion
• First Team All-FCIAC & All-State in football & lacrosse
• Honor roll student
• 8 rushing touchdowns, 50 tackles, 2 interceptions, 1 blocked punt, 3 fumble recoveries, 12 pass deflections and 2 caused fumbles
• Three-year varsity letter-winner at Darien High School in football & lacrosse

Jimmy Joe Granito

Drexel University Starting Goalie

I began training with John Carlozzi Strength & Conditioning the summer going into my freshman year of college and have continued working with John for the last 4 years. As a division 1 lacrosse goalie, the work I have done with John over the years has helped me better myself in every aspect of my game. Not only has John helped me develop and grow as an athlete, he also played a major role in my recovery after undergoing a back surgery in the fall of my sophomore year. With John’s help I was starting in the goal by the beginning of the season.

I would highly recommend John to any athlete that is serious about taking his game to the next level. Without John, I would not be where I am today as an athlete.

John Fox

UVA Lacrosse

• CO Defensive Player of the Year NEPSAC Football

I started working with John Carlozzi Strength & Conditioning 2 years ago and have had an extremely positive experience. I look forward to every workout; John is constantly changing what we do and finding new ways to make you better. Whether it is pushing the sled, running up hills, flipping tires, or anything of the sort, he always pushes you to the limit. Working with John has not only been fun but also really helped to elevate my athletic abilities. If your looking to get bigger, stronger, and faster there is no where else to go.

Cord Fox

Darien High School

• Team captain, and undefeated champion varsity starter

I was first introduced to John Carlozzi after my sophomore football season at Darien High School. I had been told by the coaches that I would be fighting for a starting position the next year and that I needed to get stronger and be in better shape. I immediately started working with John three days a week after school and then once on the weekends at his gym. John had a very personalized approach for me and knew exactly what I had to work out in order for me to earn a spot on the varsity football team. When the season came around the following year, I was able to start at both offensive guard and defensive tackle. I had become exponentially stronger over the offseason working with John and he is, in large part, the reason I was able to succeed as a player. In addition to training myself, John also works with most of the other players on the football team in season and out of season making sure that we are keeping up our strength and conditioning. He pushes everyone to work their hardest and reach their true potential. In the last two years, we have gone undefeated and won back to back State Championships. John has played an integral role in that and he enabled us to be the strongest and best conditioned team on the field.