Lee Taft

About Lee Taft

Lee Taft, known to most people simple as “The Speed Guy,” is highly respected as one of the top athletic movement specialists in the world. During the last 30 years, he has devoted most of his time to training multidirectional speed in athletes of all ages and abilities. He has spent much of this time teaching his multidirectional speed methods to top performance coaches and fitness professionals all over the world. Taft has also dedicated countless hours mentoring up-and-coming sports performance trainers, many of whom have gone into the profession and made a big impact themselves.

Since 1989, Taft has taught foundation movement to beginning youngsters and helped athletes from young amateurs to professionals become quicker, faster, and stronger. Taft’s entire philosophy is based off 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, Taft revolutionized the fitness industry with his movement techniques for multidirectional speed. His innovative approach to training has impacted how athletic movement speed is taught. He brought to light the importance and fine points of the “Plyo Step,” “Hip Turn,” “Directional Crossover Step,” and athletic stance. According to Taft, “Speed and agility done right is about making sure we marry the natural movements athletes have with effective and efficient body control to maximize speed and quickness.”

Taft has been asked to speak at numerous strength and conditioning and sports performance events across the world, and he has produced numerous instructional videos and courses in the area of multidirectional speed and movement training. In addition, he has written several e-books specifically on movement techniques and speed development. To hire Lee for a staff workshop, a guest or keynote speaker, or one of his dynamic speed camps, contact him at lee@leetaft.com.