Meet Lee Taft

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Lee Taft

Lee Taft, known to most simple as “The Speed Guy”, is highly respected as one of the top athletic movement specialist in the world. The last 25 years he has devoted the majority of his time training multi-directional speed to all ages and ability. He has spent much of this time teaching his multi-directional speed methods to top performance coaches and fitness professionals all over the world. Lee has also dedicated countless hours mentoring up and coming sports performance trainers, many who have gone into the profession and made a big 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 off one of his most notable quote, 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 fitness industry with his movement techniques for multi-directional speed. His innovated 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”, “Directional Crossover Step” and athletic stance. According to Lee, “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”.

Lee has been asked to speak at numerous strength and conditioning and sports performance events across the world and has produced 13 instructional videos in the area of multi-directional speed and movement training. In addition, Lee has written several eBooks specifically on movement techniques and speed development. Lee and his wife Jennifer have 3 children, Jae, Bailee and Brennen and currently reside in Indiana.

Who Lee Has Worked With

Lee has had the opportunity to coach, train, and speak to numerous notable people and organizations throughout his career. The tabs below show a highlight of his involvement through various engagements in different ways.

  • NFL Combine Seminar
  • NBA Strength & Conditioning Coaches Workshop
  • Basketball Super Conference in Vancouver, Canada
  • Reebok Easter Bowl Tennis Tournament at the Doral
  • NSCA Sports Specific Clinic on Baseball Speed in California
  • NSCA National Conferences
  • CSCCa National Conferences
  • NSCA Ohio State Clinic
  • NSCA Indiana State Clinic
  • Perform Better Summits
  • Midwest Performance Enhancement Seminars
  • Indiana State Strength & Conditioning Clinic
  • Basketball Specific Strength & Conditioning Symposium,
  • UNC-Chapel Hill
  • Basketball Specific Strength & Conditioning Symposium, Las Vegas
  • St. Vincent Sports Performance Strength & Conditioning Summit
  • Athlete’s Performance/EXOS Performance Mentorships Phase 4
  • Munciana Volleyball Coaches Clinic
  • Indiana Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance
    New York Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance
  • Jimmer Fredette- NBA
  • Brendan Harris- MLB
  • Jared Palmer- Professional Tennis player- Wimbledon Doubles Champ
  • Angelica Galvadon- Professional Tennis Player- #1 Player in Mexico, Top 30 World
  • Rachel Jensen- Professional Tennis Player
  • Multiple state champion track and field athletes
  • National Top 50 Junior Tennis Player Ian Landwehr
  • Scott Paltrowitz- Division 1 and Professional Tennis Player
  • Mike Vanschaick, Division 1 Basketball Player Fairfield University
  • Tommy Freeman, D1 Basketball Player, Miami of Ohio and Overseas Pro
  • Zach Hahn, Division 1 Basketball Player, Butler University
    Consulted/ work on NFL Combine with Luke Black, Fairmont State, Arena Football
  • Cincinnati Bengal Strength & Conditioning staff
  • Colts Strength & Conditioning staff
  • Baylor University Women’s Basketball Strength & Conditioning Coach
  • Auburn University Women’s Basketball Strength & Conditioning Coach
  • Ball State University Strength & Conditioning Coaches
  • Strength & Speed Coach Consultant for Union College Football Program
  • Strength & Speed Coach for Adirondack Ice Hawks Professional Hockey Team
  • Strength & Speed Coach for Bollettieriís Tennis Academy
  • Strength & Speed Coach for Palmer Tennis Academy
  • Strength & Conditioning for University of Kentucky Tennis Program
  • Trainer for Division II Saint Rose Basketball Program
  • Ole Miss Strength & Conditioning Staff
  • University of Arizona Strength & Conditioning Staff
  • Park City High School and Community Health & Fitness Coalition
  • Purdue University Strength and Conditioning Staff
  • University of Louisville Strength & Conditioning Staff
  • Equinox Fitness Clubs (NYC and Chicago)
  • Iceland Basketball Coaches Federation (Strength/Conditioning)

Ground Breaking 2

This breakthrough Multi-Directional Speed and Agility Program revolutionizes success for all field and court sport athletes. Discover, step-by-step, how to develop the jaw dropping first step and change of direction quickness possessed by the world’s most successful athletes.