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


By Anthony Foster

Is a two-time Jamaica sports journalist of the year (2004 and 2005) and world-renowned journalist. One of his award-winning articles was on Usain Bolt, 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion and sprint double record holder, was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony has covered Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio 2016; Six (6) IAAF World Athletics Championships between 2007 and 2019 and several other international sporting events, including the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his favourite football team, Argentina vs the USA in 2004.

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