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.
In this episode we discussed…
- Who is Lee Taft (background, education and current role)?
- Definitions and complexity
- Change of direction
- ‘Training assessments’ with younger athletes
- Identifying what’s important
- Importance of the foot
- Closed vs open drills
- Coaching out unwanted movements
- ‘Embracing the chaos’
- Developing the skill and developing specific tissue properties
- Technical models
Lee can be found on Twitter @leetaft
This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Hawkin Dynamics, the team behind the world’s only wireless force plate system. Hawkin Dynamics can be found at hawkindynamics.com and you can follow them on Twitter @hawkindynamics
This episode is also sponsored by IMeasureU. IMeasureU are a world leading inertial platform to precisely quantify body movement and workload metrics in the field. IMeasureU can be found at imeasureu.com and you can follow them on Twitter @imeasureu.
This episode is also sponsored by Omegawave, the only non-invasive readiness technology to assess both brain and heart. Omegawave can be found at omegawave.com and you can follow them on Twitter @omegawave.
This episode is also sponsored by Athlete Monitoring the world’s most comprehensive, versatile and cost-effective Athlete Health & Performance Management platform for elite sports. You can find their website at athletemonitoring.com or on Twitter @athletemonitor
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