Our guest today is athletic movement specialist 李·塔夫脱.\u00a0 Lee is 上 e of the most highly respected game speed development coaches in the world, and has taught his methods around the world.\u00a0 Lee combines an extensive knowledge of sport movement and physical education means and brings this into the physical preparation space in a meaningful way. \u00a0Lee has appeared twice prior 上 the Just Fly Performance podcast and has been a great source of practical ideas and knowledge 上 speed development for me over my years as a coach. One of the big things I find more and more coaches looking for is ideas 上 the long term development of an athlete.\u00a0 By the time an athlete gets to high school, let alone college and the pro\u2019s, the vast majority of the \u201cground-work\u201d has been done in regards to the speed and reaction abilities of that athlete-specific to their sport.\u00a0 Unfortunately, there are many pitfalls for young athletes, who miss many critical windows of early development for a variety of reasons. This podcast is all about the development of speed from a young age, how velocity rules training (even if technique is \u201cugly\u201d early 上 ) as well as some varied topics 上 Lee\u2019s take 上 warmups for training, and sport, as well as thoughts 上 vision training and low-box training for athletes. \u00a0Whether you work with youth, or established athletes, or are a sport parent, this is essential information. Today\u2019s episode is brought to you by SimpliFaster and Lost Empire Herbs. 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Timestamps and Main Points What coaching athletes in the private sector was like in the 1990\u2019s, as well as the state of athletes in that time period, versus the 2010\u2019s and beyond Some of the big rocks that have caused young athletes time to get taken up, and increase pressure and strain Fun games and warmup ideas for athletes How Lee designs his warmups and creates a competitive situation with reactive tracking work How Lee links his warmups to the rest of his workouts, and how he will utilize games that fit with the greater theme of the session Key performance indicators that Lee looks at in regards to how well his game-speed training is transferring Some things that are doing a disservice to athletes early 上 in their development of game-speed, etc., and the importance of maximal velocity training for young athletes, and how skill development can come along gradually Advice for an athlete in their warmup for a sport game (versus warming up for a practice) How Lee looks at vision training from a \u201craw\u201d perspective How \u201clow-box\u201d training works and how Lee uses it in his performance regimen \u201cBack then, it was really common for parents to say \u201cLee, we need something for our kids to do, what do you got? Now days, it\u2019s the opposite\u201d \u201cWe talk about ACL\u2019s now, like we talk about drinking water\u2026 it was this big news (back in the 1990\u2019s)\u2026 mentally kids are not absorbed in any 上 e process, because they can\u2019t\u201d \u201cI could get results quicker back then (in the 1990\u2019s), just through sound training, because (the athletes) had more to give me.\u00a0 Now, you take 上 e step forward, you take another step back\u201d \u201cSometimes I don\u2019t want then thinking\u2026 just go play, react!\u201d \u201cI love soccer related things for athletes that don\u2019t play soccer, it\u2019s tremendous for the groin and adductors, especially when they aren\u2019t used to doing it\u201d \u201cKids don\u2019t know how to read spin (on a ball) unless they are exposed to it\u201d \u201cDays vary, because if I sense the athletes are fatigued, tired, bored, upset, we play a lot\u2026 I\u2019ll sprinkle in teaching while they are playing, but that will be the bulk of the workout\u201d \u201cWe\u2019ve put them in situations where they have to make good decisions, and that\u2019s how I judge (KPI\u2019s for game-speed transfer)\u201d \u201cWhen I teach athletic movement skills, whenever possible, I think athletes have to be taught to react and go full speed so that their central nervous system adapts to the speeds and limb control that they need\u201d \u201cIf younger kids are taught to move fast, and then we just slide in technique, they are going to be OK\u2026 I think young athletes need to be taught to do things really fast, as long as they are safe, let them go and clean up the mess as you go\u201d \u201cIf we want the clean, we have to accept the dirty, we want to let the ugliness happen\u2026 most parents and most coaches are not patient enough\u201d \u201cI\u2019m ok with them being ugly early in the foundation, to establish speed in their brain\u2026 go fast, you\u2019ll figure out how to control your speed because we are going to get more exposure to it\u201d \u201cWhen we would warm up for a game (such as basketball) we would warm up with the ball\u2026 if we do skips, we are doing it dribbling\u201d \u201cI used to do a lot (of low box training) with 4 and 6 inch, I do a lot more with a box the height of an Olympic plate\u201d Show Notes https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?vlpgTGWHhJpc Low box training example About 李·塔夫脱 李·塔夫脱, known to most simply as \u201cThe Speed Guy\u201d, is highly respected as 上 e of the top athletic movement specialists in the world. He has taught his multi-directional speed methods to top performance coaches and fitness professionals all over the world.\u00a0 Since 1989, Lee has taught foundation movement to beginning youngsters and helped young amateur athletes to professional athletes become quicker, faster and stronger. With the release of\u00a0Ground Breaking Athletic Movement\u00a0in 2003, Lee revolutionized the fitness industry with his movement techniques for multi-directional speed. His innovative approach to training has impacted how athletic movement speed is taught. Lee brought to light the importance and fine points of the \u201cPlyo Step\u201d, \u201cHip Turn\u201d, \u201cDirectional Crossover Step\u201d and athletic stance. According to Lee, \u201cSpeed 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\u201d.