Meet Lee Taft, “The Speed Guy”

Lee is highly respected as one of the top athletic movement specialists in the world. In the last 35 years, he has devoted most of his time to training all ages and abilities. He has spent most of his time teaching his multi-directional speed methods to top performance coaches and fitness professionals worldwide. Lee has also dedicated countless hours to mentoring up-and-coming sports performance trainers, many of who have gone into the profession and made a significant impact themselves.

Since 1989, Lee has taught foundation movement to beginning youngsters and helped young amateur athletes to professional athletes become quicker, faster, and stronger. Lee’s entire philosophy is based on one of his most notable quotes, “Learning athletic movement correctly from the start is the foundation for athletic success.”

With the release of Ground Breaking Athletic Movement in 2003, Lee revolutionized the performance industry with his proven methods and strategies for multi-directional speed. His innovative approach to training has impacted how athletic movement speed is taught.

Lee brought to light the importance and fine points of the “Plyo Step,” “Hip Turn,” “Lateral Run,” and athletic stance. According to Lee, “Speed and agility done right are about making sure we marry the natural movements athletes have with the effective and efficient body control to maximize speed and quickness.”

Lee has been asked to speak at numerous global strength and conditioning and sports performance events and has produced multiple instructional videos and courses in multi-directional speed and movement training. In addition, Lee has written several manuals on movement techniques and speed development.

Lee has helped organizations and professionals worldwide understand proven methods and strategies for teaching multi-directional speed – here’s what they’re saying…

Who Lee Has Worked With

Lee has had the opportunity to coach, train, and speak to numerous notable people and organizations throughout his career.

Speaking EngagementsWorkshopsConsultingTeams
  • NFL Combine Seminar
  • NBA Strength and Conditioning Coaches Workshop
  • NSCA TSAC Conference
  • NSCA Sports Specific Clinic on Baseball Speed in California
  • NSCA Coaches Conference
  • NSCA National Conferences
  • CSCCa National Conferences
  • NSCA Ohio State Clinic
  • NSCA Indiana State Clinic
  • NSPA Conferences
  • Perform Better Summits
  • Camp Gladiator Summit, TX
  • Athletes Acceleration Speed and Power Summits
  • Physical Preparation Summit
  • Sandford Power Summit, Sioux Falls, SD
  • Midwest Performance Enhancement Seminars
  • Indiana State Strength and Conditioning Clinic
  • Hawaii Strength Coach Conference
  • Basketball Specific Strength and Conditioning Symposium,
  • UNC-Chapel Hill
  • Basketball Specific Strength and Conditioning Symposium, Las Vegas
  • St. Vincent Sports Performance Strength and Conditioning Summit
  • Athlete’s Performance/EXOS Performance Mentorships Phase 4
  • Munciana Volleyball Coaches Clinic
  • Basketball Super Conference in Vancouver, Canada
  • Indiana Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance
  • New York Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance
  • Reebok Easter Bowl Tennis Tournament at the Doral
  • Oklahoma City Thunder Performance Staff
  • Boston Celtics Performance Staff
  • Philadelphia Phillies Performance Staff
  • University of Texas Strength and Conditioning Staff
  • Ole Miss Strength Strength and Conditioning Staff
  • University of Arizona Strength and Conditioning Staff
  • Indiana University Strength and Conditioning Staff
  • Sports Surgery Clinic, Dublin, Ireland
  • Kinetikos, Japan
  • VigorGround, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  •, South Korea
  • Game Changer Sports Performance Staff, NJ
  • Park City High School and Community Health & Fitness Coalition
  • Purdue University Strength and Conditioning Staff
  • University of Louisville Strength and Conditioning Staff
  • Equinox Fitness Clubs (NYC and Chicago)
  • Iceland Basketball Coaches Federation (Strength/Conditioning)
  • Cincinnati Bengal Strength & Conditioning staff
  • Colts Strength and Conditioning staff
  • Baylor University Women’s Basketball Strength and Conditioning Coach
  • Auburn University Women’s Basketball Strength and Conditioning Coach
  • Ball State University Strength and Conditioning Coaches
  • Strength and Speed Coach Consultant for Union College Football Program
  • Strength and Speed Coach for Adirondack Ice Hawks Professional Hockey Team
  • Strength and Speed Coach for Bollettieri’s Tennis Academy
  • Strength and Speed Coach for Palmer Tennis Academy
  • Strength and Conditioning for the University of Kentucky Tennis Program
  • Trainer for Division II Saint Rose Basketball Program

Learn Lee’s Methods & Strategies with the Speed Insiders 24-Module Course

Speed Insiders Academy is a 24-module course designed to give GAs, Interns, and advanced coaches an in-depth knowledge of multi-directional speed training, energy system training for speed, coaching skills, and large team management, how to analyze speed, foundational jumping, and plyometric training, max velocity sprint training, and programming.

All modules are accessible anytime, allowing you to choose which module you want to learn from first. 

By the completion of the course, you will have learned a strong foundation in multi-directional speed training, including coaching and managing teams.

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