In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I am speaking to Athletic Performance Consultant, Lee Taft. Its been a long time coming! I wanted to get someone on the podcast who could chat about change of direction and I ended up asking Loren Landow for a recommendation. Within 2 minutes, Loren had replied with “Lee Taft, he’s your man”. Lee’s knowledge, enthusiasm, and experience made this episode of the podcast and absolute belter. If you want to learn about deceleration, the role of the foot and change of direction, you will love this episode.

I hope you enjoy this episode with Lee Taft, you will enjoy these with Sophia Nimphius, and Loren Landow.

In this episode we discussed…

  • Who is Lee Taft (background, education and current role)?
  • Agility
    • Definitions and complexity
    • Change of direction
      • Assessments
        • ‘Training assessments’ with younger athletes
      • Identifying what’s important
      • Importance of the foot
      • Programming
        • Closed vs open drills
      • Coaching out unwanted movements
      • ‘Embracing the chaos’
    • Deceleration
      • Assessments
      • Developing the skill and developing specific tissue properties
      • Technical models

Lee can be found on Twitter @leetaft

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