Components of Effective Movement

by Lee Taft |  Date Released : 02 Sep 2008

  • Introduction
  • Multi directional speed training
  • How do top athletes move?
  • Common movement patterns innate to all humans
  • Plyometric step
  • Hip turns
  • Directional step
  • Repositioning for a more efficient push off angle
  • Redirecting our body in any direction quickly
  • Retreating step - moving backwards quickly
  • Challenges with coaching young athletes today
  • Coaching to sensory overload
  • Teaching how to move vs. facilitating innate movement
  • Compartmentalizing the natural fluidity
  • Assessing athletes
  • Functional movement screen
  • Flexibility and mobility
  • Refer out when you need to
  • Can an athlete move laterally, cross over and move forward and backward effectively?
  • Don’t teach too much... let the athlete demonstrate ability
  • Who are some experts in youth performance today?

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Lee Taft

About the author: Lee Taft

Lee Taft, known to most as “The Speed Guy,” is highly respected as one of the top athletic movement specialist in the world. Since 1989, he has devoted the majority of his time training multi-directional speed to all ages and ability, helping young amateur athletes to professional athletes become quicker, faster and stronger. Lee also teaches his multi-directional speed methods to top performance coaches and fitness professionals all over the world and 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. <br><br>

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. He has presented 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 e-Books specifically on movement techniques and speed development.

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