Upside Strength Podcast

Lee Taft, Coaching Competency, Assessing Athletes, Sprinting, Tennis Speed || Episode #53 [EN]

September 18, 2020

Lee Taft, known to most simply as “The Speed Guy”, is highly respected as one of the top athletic movement specialist in the world. The last 30 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 coaching sports performance trainers, many who have gone into the profession and made a big impact themselves.

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0:00 - Start
0:20 - Intro
0:39 - Lee’s background
5:37 - Most important moments in your career
16:03 - What have you changed your mind about since you started coaching?
20:50 - Assessing an athlete - field, exercises, table tests?
26:10 - Foundational elements of linear speed
36:30 - Most common mistakes when teaching linear speed
41:23 - Foundational elements of MD speed
55:47 - Most common mistakes coaching MD speed
1:01:01 - The role of COD exercises in agility training - transfer and relevancy
1:03:10 - Similarities and differences between tennis and other sports you’ve covered in the past
1:11:10 -"Success leaves clues" - What clues have you seen consistently from successful athletes/coaches?
1:14:58 - What currently fascinates you in the field of sports performance?
1:18:56 - One piece of advice to up and coming coaches who are listening
1:19:57 - Where can people find out more about what you do?


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