Charlie was best known as the coach of world record
setting sprinter Ben Johnson however that only scratches the surface of
who Charlie was.
Charlie was an Olympic sprinter himself, representing Canada at the
Munich Olympics in 1972 when he was ranked 5th in the world in the 100m.
From that beginning Charlie shaped his future career as one of the most
revolutionary training coaches in history.
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sprint prodigy in her own right with success following her wherever she
went. However, years of chronic overtraining taught her first hand the
need for many of Charlie’s teachings. As she applied them to her own
training, Angela recovered her sprint career, culminating in being a
member of the Canadian National Track and Field Team in the mid ‘90’s.
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Charlie Francis is one of the most
recognized sprint coaches of his era. His philosophy and training
techniques are a testimony that Charlie was ahead of his time, and in my
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Professional Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy
Professional Athletic Performance Center
New York, NY
Charlie was one of the most
effective instructors I've met. Confident in his approach. He
constantly reminded me about me running gait and arm movement. Ever
knowledgeable about explosion and turnoverIssac Bruce
NFL Future Hall of Fame Receiver
One of the most productive receivers in NFL history
14 year NFL career
…..Charlie was so far ahead of his
time. The amount of athletes that he's touched is unreal….. He
drastically changed the way I train myself and my athletes. He
touched me and the lives of thousands of others….Scott Umberger
A measure of a great leader…, is someone who leaves indelible mark on their profession long past their time here on earth. In the field of athletic performance that would be Charlie Francis. Al Vermeil
USA Strength and Conditioning Coach Hall of Fame,
Legends in the Field by the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches,
Conditioning Coach of San Francisco 49ers NFL,
Super bowl Championships 1982,
NBA Chicago Bulls,
6 time (91, 92,93,96, 97 & 98) World Champions and MBA Chicago White Sox.