First, a huge thank you to Richie Mercado for organising the NACACTFCA (North America, Central America, and Caribbean Track & Field Coaches Association) conference during this covid-19 pandemic lockdown.
Personally, I wish I was in Puerto Rico for this event. But given the circumstances, we’ll have to accept what we have.
The 2020 NACACTFCA VIRTUAL CONGRESS was held Thursday – Saturday on April 16-18, 2020. You can also visit the NACACTFCA VIRTUAL CONGRESS Facebook Page for discussions on the various individual presentations.
The corresponding slide decks and reference material can be found on the NACACTFCA Google Drive or Facebook Group page.
NOTE: The NACACTFCA will host a Spanish version with some of the best coaches in Cuba, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Brazil, and other places in the NACAC and South American federations. Stay Tuned!
Session 1: Congress Opening / Periodization in Real Programs – Victor Lopez (PUR)
Session 2: Combined Events Panel – Harry Marra (USA)
Also on the panel are Les Gramantik (CAN), Cliff Rovelto (USA), Kevin Reid (USA), Vickie Croley (CAN), John Green (USA), Jack Hoyt (USA), Lindsey Malone (USA), John Turek (USA), & Kris Mack (USA)
Click here to hear a 3 hour podcast with Harry Marra.
Session 3: Fundamental Movement for Developing Young Throwers – Mike Judge (USA)
Unfortunately, the recording did not work, so they are in the process of re-recording this. This call will take place Thursday 23 April at 3:00pm CDT. Check the Facebook page for the Zoom link if you wish to participate.
Session 4: Simplified Speed / Hurdle Technical Development – Richie Mercado (USA)
Session 5: Distance Training Biokinetics: The 4th Energy System – Peter Thompson (USA/GBR)
Session 6: Mental Aspects of Sports Performance Panel – Dr. Chris Stanley (USA), Dr. Lennie Waite (USA), & Dr. Jackie Rosado (USA)
Session 7: Microstretching for Recovery, Regeneration, and Performance – Dr. Nikos Apostolopoulos (CAN)
Click here to read the History of Microstretching
Session 8: High Jump & Technical Model Cueing – Dr. Wolfgang Ritzdorf (GER)
Session 9: Approach Run Management – David Johnston (USA)
Session 10: Developing Pole Vault in the CAC – Andy Behl (USA/LCA)
Session 11: Women in Coaching Panel
Panelists include: Evelyn Claudio Lopez (PUR), Sue Humphrey (USA), Carmyn James (CAN), Megan Thomas (USA), Linda Lanker (USA), Dianne Woodside Johnson (BAH), Diane Wholey (USA), Evelyn Farrell (ARU), Kathleen Raske (USA), Vickie Croley (CAN), Dr. Lennie Waite (USA), Lindsey Malone, (USA)