Jump Start Speed Clinic

Lee Taft’s Jump Start Speed Clinic

The Jump Start Speed Clinics are created and designed using Lee’s years of teaching experience and proven systems for multi-directional speed training.

Since the early 90’s, he has directed hundreds of camps and clinics. Through these experiences, Lee has discovered the pros and cons of the various styles and systems. He made notes of what coaches and athletes wanted and needed.

The two overlying area coaches and athletes shared with me were:

  • Shorter time commitments.
  • Less fluff and more substance.

Jump Start Speed Clinic for Athletes

The Jump Start Speed Clinic for Athletes is for athletes in grade 6-12 and any sport. Clinics are 2 hours long. A minimum number of athletes are required.

Why will Athletes Benefit from the Jump Start Speed Clinic?

  • Athletes will be instructed, not only the “How”, but also the “Why”. Athletes will walk away with empowerment.
  • The skills athletes will learn sharpen their cutting and change of direction regard less of their sport or position.
  • Each athlete will discover that acceleration, in any direction, is a product of body position and where to push. It is amazing to see the “light bulbs” go on after learning the techniques.
  • The exact same techniques that will increase their change of direction ability will drastically reduce the potential for silly ankle sprains and knee injuries.
  • When the athletes understand how “reacting” from the proper posture and stance set up will allow them to explode out of their stance so much faster, then they will be sold on doing things the right way.

Jump Start Speed Clinic for Coaches

The Jump Start Speed Clinic for Coaches is for any sport or performance coach. Clinics are 2 hours long. Workshop is designed to breakdown the important components of teaching speed.

How will Coaches Benefit?

  • Know more drills is cool, but knowing why, when, and how to implement the correct drill for the skill is key.
  • Discover how simple, yet effective cues are. Cues get the job done better than spending five minutes on a long-drawn-out explanation. Cues are killer!
  • Learn how to select appropriate exercises during the in-season to peak speed and quickness without inducing unwanted fatigue.
  • How to program speed and agility right from the warm up prep-phase to anytime throughout your practice.
  • How to put together a program that focuses on reactive speed training and corrective speed training.
  • How to develop a template to quickly and easily create daily training programs.
  • And, so many more benefits will be learned…

Coaches will Learn the Following:

  • A system of what to look for when assessing multi-directional speed movement and max velocity sprinting.
  • How to program a daily, weekly, and multiple week program.
  • How to use the Reactive Tier System for Speed to maximize athlete’s potential.
  • How to use external cuing techniques to help athletes learn and “feel” movements. Simple assessment to identify movement landmarks during speed skills.
  • Straight forward strategies to know what corrective drills to use for a specific skill
  • Coaches will get the benefit of helping during the athletes Jump Start Speed Clinic to gain firsthand experience and learn from the lead coach and assistance.
  • Q and A

For even more specific details on hosting a Jump Start Speed Clinic, contact lee@leetaft.com


“The Jump Start Speed Clinic does exactly what the name suggests; gives athletes and coaches a great start to learning quick drills and skills to get athletes faster! We were fortunate to have Lee run a clinic, with his demoing daughter Jae, with approximately 50 of our female multi-sport, athletes’ grades 7-12, some novice and some more elite. All of the girls came away feeling energized about being better movers! Our coaches left with a toolbox of drills and cue words to reinforce with the athletes in practice.”

-Erin Lloyd, (Varsity Field Hockey & Varsity Girl’s Lacrosse), Schuylerville,NY


“We recently invited Lee Taft to the Corinth School District for a two-hour speed clinic. Our population of athletes consisted of an array of students in grades 7 – 12. As a Varsity coach, Athletic Director, and Physical Educator, it was refreshing to see over 50 students working hard, learning proper techniques, and loving the way Lee presented. Lee brings expertise in so many areas of speed training. He is an incredible motivator who trains with great intensity and expects the same intensity from each student athlete. I firmly believe that if any coach is willing and ready to take their athletic programs to the next level than Lee is the person that will get you there. We would welcome Lee back with open arms as would all our student athletes. Thank you, Lee Taft.”

-Hilary Haskell, (Athletic Director), Corinth High School, Corinth, NY


“I have been to a few clinics with Lee Taft and always amazed at his teaching ability. It does not matter the age of the participants from the youngest to college level athletes he can reach them all. He doesn’t just put athletes thru drills he breaks down the what, why, how, when, and where of each movement so all can learn. All athletes can benefit from his training, he will make you a better athlete.”

-Kris Simpson, (Former Professional Basketball player), Basketball Coach


“All athletes can benefit from Lee Taft’s training. He has spent many years developing the skills necessary to develop ALL athletes to move better. There is never a wasted teaching moment and his innate ability to reach all levels of athletes is the best I have ever seen. The guy is known world-wide for a reason HE GETS RESULTS!”

-Rod Root, Sports Performance Coach, Teamwork Bloomington