My name is Charles Infurna, Ed.D. I am the owner and head coach at Forza Athletics. My coaching philosophy is:
To maintain an encouraging and constructive training environment that inspires athletes to have limitless dreams surrounding their potential as athletes. This will be accomplished by teaching skills in a cultivating and deliberate atmosphere, while allotting athletes the autonomy they need to reach their goals. Athletes will be provided guidance, mentoring, and camaraderie in pursuit of their aspirations as students and athletes.
In my 10 years of coaching at the Division III level, I have had the great pleasure and privilege to have coached and mentored two Division III National Champion Weight Throwers, 10 All-Americans, multiple ECAC champions, and numerous SUNYAC and Empire 8 Conference Champions in the Hammer, Weight Throw, Discus, and Shot-Put.
Our Forza Athletics team currently consists of Luis Rivera, the Puerto Rican National Record Holder in the 35lb. Weight Throw (22.01m) and the 2016 Division III National Champion in the Weight Throw. Luis completed his 2017 season with a personal best throw of 63.23m in the Hammer. In 2017, Luis added over 1.5m to his Weight Throw personal best, as well as 4m to his Hammer personal best.
2016 Division III Indoor Nationals with Luis Rivera. Luis won the 35lb. Weight Throw. His winning throw of 20.45m ranks him 6th all-time in Division III.
October, 2016 with Julia Hopson Williamson, a 2009 SUNY Fredonia graduate and 2016 SUNY Fredonia Hall of Fame Inductee. 2009 Division III Indoor 20lb. Weight Throw National Champion.
Forza Athletics coaches have provided coaching and technical analysis to throwers in the Williamson Central School District and at Webster Thomas High School. Norberto Cervantes, a senior thrower at Williamson Central School District is the current Wayne-Finger Lakes record holder in the 25lb. Weight Throw with a distance of 62'3". Norberto is will be representing Section V at the New York State Championship meet this upcoming weekend. He won the 25lb. Weight Throw at the 2017 Section V Class D Indoor Track & Field Championships.
Photo Credit to Wayne Finger Lakes Photographer
A relative newcomer to Section V throwing, Webster Thomas freshman thrower Monique Hardy cemented her place as one of the top up and coming throwers for the next four years. In her first year of throwing the Weight, Monique won the Section V Class A Girls Weight Throw Championship with a throw of 45'8.75". Monique most recently competed at the New Balance High School National Championship Meet in New York City. Monique placed 3rd with a throw of 48'. A fantastic first season for this up and coming thrower. Congratulations Monique!