Paul Francis
Paul Francis

Jamaican Paul Francis will be one of the presenters at next month’s North America, Central America and Caribbean Track & Field Coaches Association (NACACTFCA) Conference.

The conference “Preparing Athletes for High-Level Success” is set for October 17-20 in Puerto Rico. The Embassy Suites by Hilton San Juan Hotel & Casino will host the workshop.

Francis, one of Jamaica’s senior track and field coaches, has been working with MVP Track & Field Club for 17 years. He co-founded MVP with his brother in September 1999. 

He has since distinguished himself nationally and internationally as a coach and administrator of athletics. 

Francis has attained the Level IV IAAF Coaching Certification in the sprints and hurdles. He is also one of the highest-ranked IAAF Technical Officials in Jamaica and is designated as an Area Technical Official “ATO” in NACAC by the IAAF.

List of Keynote Speakers:

Don Babbitt (USA) – Developing the Junior and Senior Level Thrower
Paul Francis (JAM) – High-Level Sprint & Hurdle Development
Dan Pfaff (USA) – Athletic Training and Coaching from a 40 Year Perspective
Jackie Rosado (PUR) – Sports Psychology in Athletics NikosApostolopoulos(GRE/CAN) -MicroStretching, Recovery, and regeneration
Jeremy Fischer (USA) – High Level Jumps Preparation
Carlos Guzman (PUR) – 800 Meters Coaching & Development – Personal Coach Wesley Vazquez
Arturo Paris (PUR) – 800 Meters Coaching & Development – Personal Coach Ryan Sanchez

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Anthony Foster is a renowned Jamaican sports journalist, honored twice as the Jamaica sports journalist of the year (in 2004 and 2005). His journalistic achievements are globally recognized. Notably, he authored an award-winning article on Usain Bolt, the iconic 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion, and record holder for the sprint double. This significant piece was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony's extensive coverage includes prestigious events such as the Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012, and Rio 2016. He has also provided coverage for seven (7) World Athletics Championships held between 2007 and 2022, alongside various other international sporting events. Noteworthy mentions comprise his coverage of the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his cherished experience reporting on the 2004 clash between his favorite football team, Argentina, and the USA.