Lee Taft is founder and owner of LT Athletic Consulting. He is considered one of the top athletic movement specialists in the world. In the business for more than 30 years, he has devoted most of his time to training multidirectional speed in athletes of all ages and abilities. Taft is a sought-after speaker, 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.
Coach Taft is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA), a certified USATF Level 1 track coach, and a certified Sports Performance Specialist with USA Weightlifting. He has earned a Master of Science in Sport Coaching from the United States Sports Academy and a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education and Coaching from the State University of New York at Cortland. Coach Taft spent the first five years of his professional career teaching PE and coaching football and track at the high school level.
Coach Taft discusses filling the gaps of athletic development transfer to sport with multidirectional movement skills training. He gives great insight in this episode into his ideas on reactionary speed, linking specific movements, and sensory development in team sports.
In this podcast, Coach Lee Taft discusses with Joel:
- His guidelines for coaching movement patterns and technique.
- When to cue and how often.
- The reasons for a lacking ratio of linear speed to change of direction speed.
- Linking strength and speed coaching to the sport movement.
- Using guided discovery with your athletes.
- Techniques to build team sport athlete and coach confidence in you.
Podcast total run time is 1:04:25.
Keywords: speed development, change of direction, cue, sensory development