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ATTENTION: Basketball Players, Parents, And Coaches…

Unlock the Secrets to a Basketball Speed Coaching Model That Lets Any Coach Easily Develop Quicker, More Explosive, And More Competitive Athletes!

Maximize Player Potential and Enhance Your Coaching with Proven Methods to Improve Your Basketball Speed...

  • No Fancy Equipment

(You Probably Have Most Of What You Need Already!)

  • No Experience Needed

(Simple to Execute - Includes Take-a-Ways for Both the Beginner & Elite Coach)

  • Easily Adapts To Athletes Of All Ages & Levels
  • Become An In-Demand Certified Basketball Speed Specialist!
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Learn Basketball-Specific Footwork from 'The Speed Guy' Lee Taft with His Proven Speed and Agility Program

Coach,

If you’d like the tools, knowledge, and systems you need to become a highly in-demand basketball speed trainer or coach in today’s game…
   
Putting quicker, better prepared, and more explosive athletes on the court in record time…    


Using proven basketball speed training drills...

Then you’re in the right place…    

Hi, I’m Lee Taft.    

In sports performance circles, I’m widely known as “The Speed Guy” and respected as one of the top athletic movement specialists in the world.    

For over 35 years, I’ve trained athletes of all ages and abilities and taught my multi-directional speed methods to top performance coaches and fitness professionals worldwide.    

Here’s why this is important for you:

The Game’s Changed — Athletes Today Are Bigger, Faster, Quicker.

As A Result, How Players Must Move Has Changed…

Problem is, how we instruct movement on offense and defense is still light years behind.

For instance…

  • Coaches STILL tell players to get super low on defense - a speed killer, if there ever was one.
  • They STILL harp on not taking a false step - (what I call a Plyo Step) — forcing their players to move slower than molasses
  • The closeout is being done with two hands high, hips shoved under the body, and tons of choppy feet — a sure way to get your defenders eaten alive!

And those are just a few examples.

I could go on and on.

Today’s game simply doesn’t leave any room for inefficient movement.

Unless you have a way to make your athletes quicker in all directions — and more adaptable — you’ll get outcompeted every time.

This is why I developed a special Certification Program for coaches I call:

Certified Basketball Speed Specialist

The Gold-Standard of Basketball Specific Speed - The World's First Basketball Speed Certification

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It’s designed to show you a coaching model that allows any coach to develop quicker, more explosive, and SAFER athletes with the minimum amount of time and hassle.

You’ll see me working with athletes and how I coach basketball-specific speed...

You’ll understand what to look for and what sorts of corrections to make...

And you’ll get specific drills that help athletes build more speed, while giving them biomechanical advantages that prevent injuries.

All without complicated routines, fancy equipment, or high-risk basketball speed drills and plyometrics.

More than mere knowledge and tools, becoming a Certified Basketball Speed Specialist gives you a SYSTEM you can use to consistently deliver high-performance results.

This Is Ultimately What Attracts Opportunities To Coaches… Having Skills That Teams And Players Want And NEED.

It's crazy how competitive the market for basketball skills coaches, travel team coaches, high school, college, and performance coaches is right now!

Owning the Certified Basketball Speed Specialist credential puts you in your own category.

You’ll have a specific skill set which automatically places you in higher demand in a competitive industry — whether you want the actual Certificate or not.

(NOTE: The Certification is not restricted to coaches. Basketball players and parents can also apply to get the information and use it themselves.)

In a minute I’ll show you how you can access these high-performance coaching secrets. But first….

Here’s A Sample Of What You’ll Find In The Program:


  • Key acceleration secrets that create separation from defenders, or let you catch up to offensive players faster (Do this correctly and you’ll compete better, even against stronger teams) 
  • How to properly assess and correct critical basketball movements (Develop your athletes’ speed, skill, and quickness while also preventing injuries) 
  • The secret to rapid speed development most coaches get completely wrong (This counter-intuitive approach may seem odd at first, but it’s proven by science) 
  • Why the ability to “read” plays is one of the most overlooked components of quickness on the court (Plus simple ways to train your players in this critical skill) 
  • The complete CBSS Equipment List of what you need to train your players for speed (No fancy equipment needed! Every item is simple, easy to find, and affordable) 
  • Breakthrough footwork techniques to create space and relieve pressure (Watch as your players become “speed demons” on the court!)
  • A detailed breakdown of the underused and underrated lateral shuffle (One of the absolute BEST ways to train your players to handle almost any defensive situation) 
  • The #1 best time to practice footwork or speed drills (Get this right, and you’ll see an immediate improvement in players’ level of play)
  • A common mistake — even professional coaches make — that causes players to get beat in key defensive situations (I see this all the time and it makes me crazy!) 
  • The unathletic move most coaches today are STILL insisting upon (And what works a hundred times better to move in any direction quickly!) 
  • How to use a lateral run to create space during a critical play (A complete breakdown revealing how I coach players on this essential skill) 
  • A simple example of why speed always wins…even when you’re outsized! (This game-changing secret lets even smaller athletes play like giants on the court) 
  • The simple “wedge technique” that lets you get the jump on the other team’s offense (Here’s how you force shooters to the outside and leave them almost no choice but to pass!) 
  • A little-known assisted drill for athletes who have a hard time accelerating quickly (And other ‘Acceleration Correctives’ sure to turbocharge your players’ quickness) 
  • The 3-Phase Deceleration System that enhances your players’ ability to stop, slow down, or change directions (Also crucial in preventing injuries!)
  • Proven sprinting methods that increase speed, and build the legs, hips, and core (Powerful! If you’re not currently doing sprinting with your athletes, you’re missing out) 
  • A backdoor way to build incredibly conditioned athletes without doing any conditioning (This is critical for maintaining speed as the game wears on) 
  • The “180 Series” that helps players better manage their bodies when turning (Good for transition defense when they must sprint back, turn, and backpedal to position themselves - prevents embarrassing trips or falls!) 
  • How to escape/attack space by developing a faster Hip Turn (Includes never-before-seen drills and corrections your players will love!) 
  • Secret techniques that allow players correctly execute a closeout (They’ll develop defensive poise, and the ability to manage a variety of game situations) 
  • How to recover faster from a mistake and almost instantly get back into the play (Mistakes and fake outs happen, it’s how you respond that counts)
  • High performance warm-up secrets (Includes techniques that help players move in all 3 planes of motion without restrictions, and at greater speeds) 
  • How to have a powerful jump…and the versatility to jump multiple ways to meet the demands of the game (Having a great vertical is useless unless you’re able to jump explosively while moving) 
  • A simple jumping progression that is both safe and effective (When programmed correctly, gives you a quick and powerful jumping team AND lowers the risk of injuries) 
  • When is the best time for speed training? How often should you train for speed? How many skills and drills each time? (All your basketball speed and agility programming questions answered!) 
  • The #1 biggest skills training mistake 90% of coaches make that is hurting their players’ development (Stop doing this today!)
  • 6 Deceleration patterns every speed specialist needs to know (And how to turn these into your “weight room on the court” for quicker, more powerful players) 
  • The only basketball speed training protocols you will ever need (Includes conditioning considerations so skills transfer fully to games!) 
  • The official CBSS practice outline for offensive skills, defensive skills, and sports performance that’s nothing less than…

My Personal ‘Playbook’ For Coaching Youth And Elite Players!

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And that’s not all…
 
When you become certified as a Basketball Speed Specialist, you’ll ALSO discover:

  • The two separate jump techniques you must train for maximum variability
  • 4 critical skills to build linear acceleration
  • The correct way to do a flyby
  • Two types of landings it’s important to master for maximum jumping ability and safety
  • The “single dot straddle” band progression that improves speed of directional change
  • How to express power without pounding knees and ankles, leaving them vulnerable to injury
  • And much, much more!

That’s just a taste of what you can expect when you join the CBSS family.

The program is designed to make every aspect of your job easier and more enjoyable, while ensuring you have a system to follow that allows you to put more competitive basketball athletes on the court.

These are the same secrets I use with my private coaching clients and have taught to elite trainers all over the world.

People like Ty Terrell, a performance coach with the Washington Wizards, who said…

"Lee’s teachings have successfully influenced how I train basketball players more than any other source I’ve explored. His mastery of multi-directional speed marries with the 360 degrees game of basketball perfectly. I continuously reference his basketball speed materials when working with my athletes. I’m a better coach because of what I’ve learned from Lee. I’d recommend his basketball speed certification to any coach, young or experienced."

Or Shawn Windle, Former Director of Sports Performance with the Indiana Pacers…

"When it comes to speed, agility, and quickness training, there is no better coach than Lee Taft. His unique drills and programming make him one of the top Basketball S.A.Q. Coaches in the country. If your sport requires you to move fast in all directions, then Coach Taft is the one you want to coach you.”

Or Chase Campbell, Head Men's Basketball Strength and Conditioning Coach/ Director of Sports Performance of Providence College…

“Coach Taft is truly one of the leading experts in the fields of basketball multi-directional speed, strength, and human movement as it relates to athletic performance. His ability to simplify and teach even the most complex of concepts is second to none. From the novice athlete to the most seasoned sports coach, and everyone in between, there isn’t anyone who couldn’t learn something from Lee.”

The information in the CBSS is not for sale anywhere else, and can’t be found on any blog or social media post…

It’s exclusive content for Certified Basketball Speed Specialists.

Basketball is One of the Quickest, Most Dynamic Sport There is!

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The sport of basketball can create confusion in how to train for it, even in the most experienced coaches.

Learning the techniques is essential, but having a common language is vital to improving communication and learning.

It's all right in the palm of your hand when you are a Certified Basketball Speed Specialist.

Everything you need to get your players faster, quicker, and more agile on the court.

Most importantly! In basketball, specific situations demand specific techniques and language- which increases player understanding!

Not only will you have the basketball DRILLS and SKILLS to increase performance, but you'll also have a pinpoint system to communicate it to your players!

Bottom line, as a Basketball Coach and Trainer…

Unless You Can Consistently Deliver Results Players And Teams Want, Opportunities That Should Have Gone To You Will Go To Someone Else!

Today’s hyper-competitive basketball market is very unforgiving that way.

Becoming a CBSS equips you with the tools, knowledge, and perhaps most importantly, the speed development model you need to separate yourself from the pack.

So, how much is the investment?

Not nearly as much as you might think.

Many coaching designations come with big price tags, sometimes in the thousands.
 
But you don’t have to pay $1,000 today.
 
You don’t even have to pay $500.
 
When you join today during our March Madness SALE, you’ll get instant access for just $399 $299.

That's right, you can save an additional $100 off right now!

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MARCH MADNESS SALE

 Retail = $399
Yours Today For Just $299

*Limited-Time Offer - (2 -Payment Option Available at Check Out)*

When you order today, you’ll ALSO receive the following FAST-ACTION BONUSES:

FAST ACTION BONUS #1

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Pallof Press Training Video Series

The Pallof Press is one of the best training tools for basketball because it requires an athlete to control their mass and momentum and train the musculature while holding proper foot angles, changing directions, or accelerating.

In this brief tutorial, I share my top exercises to build faster, stronger, and more stable players that are biomechanically sound. You’ll be amazed at how much this helps!

Watch as your players develop the ability to plant quickly, plant and rotate, and manage those forces so they're safer and less likely to get injured.

Use these exercises as a tremendous warm-up or really good finisher.

 A $29 Value, when you become a Certified Basketball Speed Specialist today…

You Get Access To It, For FREE!

FAST ACTION BONUS #2 

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Basketball Speed Cutting Series

This rare video instructional features 6 different fundamental basketball cuts your players need to know.

I’ll show you how to execute them. You’ll get a simple roundup of how they’re performed. And you’ll know how to teach them to your players so they’re able to deploy them in a game setting.

Knowing these cuts helps your players and team keep defenders off balance, making them guess (and often guess WRONG) about where you’ll go next.

A $49 Value, these basketball-specific cutting secrets are yours FREE with your order today.

FAST ACTION BONUS #3

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Skill Terms Cheat Sheet

Naming skills are critically important. Why? Your players MUST be clear at all times what you want them to do, which is why we have a specific term we use consistently for each skill.

Your Skill Terms Cheat Sheet gives you the correct terms at your fingertips, and serves as an easy reference when getting started with the CBSS Model.

Soon after it will be second nature. Your players will know exactly what to do, and that’s when it gets fun!

A $29 Value, you’ll receive this Cheat Sheet for FREE when you sign up to become a Certified Basketball Speed Specialist today.

Meet The Speed Guy

Lee Taft

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Lee's passion for basketball ignited at a young age, shooting hoops with friends at Whitehall playground until the lights dimmed. His love paved the way to high school and college basketball, ultimately steering him toward a career as a high school boys' basketball coach and, later, a girls' varsity head coach, inspired by his daughters and now his son.

 From his early days on the court to today, Lee has worked with seven NBA organizations, numerous NCAA powerhouses, international basketball federations, and high school programs nationwide.    

Many head strength and conditioning coaches turn to Lee for guidance in crafting on-court basketball speed regimens. Head basketball coaches collaborate with Lee to streamline practice systems, enhancing their teaching efficiency and implementing his speed techniques, offensive and defensive strategies, and practice planning methods.  

Lee excels in simplifying complex concepts into easily digestible skills. It's not just about having the right information; it's about knowing how to convey and apply it effectively. Lee possesses a remarkable talent for bridging the communication gap between coaches and players.  

Discover Lee's most comprehensive basketball course, the Certified Basketball Speed Specialist Level 1. Recognizing the need for clearer instruction on footwork skills, Lee eliminates confusion, ensuring players' progress without frustration. Join us in mastering how to improve basketball-specific footwork skills for peak performance.

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Take a Look at How the CBSS Techniques Have Impacted Coaches and Athletes...

"Lee’s teachings have successfully influenced how I train basketball players more than any other source I’ve explored. His mastery of multi-directional speed marries with the 360 degrees game of basketball perfectly. I continuously reference his basketball speed materials when working with my athletes. I’m a better coach because of what I’ve learned from Lee. I’d recommend his basketball speed certification to any coach, young or experienced."

ty terrell
Ty Terrell

Performance Coach - Washington Wizards

“Coach Taft is truly one of the leading experts in the fields of basketball multi-directional speed, strength, and human movement as it relates to athletic performance. His ability to simplify and teach even the most complex of concepts is second to none. From the novice athlete to the most seasoned sports coach, and everyone in between, there isn’t anyone who couldn’t learn something from Coach Taft.”
 

chase campbell
Chase Campbell

Head Men's Basketball Strength & Conditioning Coach
Providence College

“If you want to improve your game, Lee is one of the best coaches out there because of his knowledge of the game, human movement, and passion. When you have those three elements you can see and fix bad mechanics (shooting, shuffling, dribbling, sprinting, or any other basketball skill) very easily and teach it in a progressive way.”
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Todd Wright

VP of Player Performance - Los Angeles Clippers

“If you want to improve your game, Lee is one of the best coaches out there because of his knowledge of the game, human movement, and passion. When you have those three elements you can see and fix bad mechanics (shooting, shuffling, dribbling, sprinting, or any other basketball skill) very easily and teach it in a progressive way.”
 

Helgi Gudfinnsson
Helgi Gudfinnsson

Former Head Coach Grindvik
Basketball Team Former Assistant National Team Coach - Iceland

"Lee delivered a great hands-on training session for our coaches that helped us refine our movement curriculum. Walking through Lee’s teaching progressions for developing and improving multi-directional speed was very valuable for us. We look forward to continuing the relationship we have established with him.”

Tenna Murray
Tenna Murray

Former Collegiate & NBA Basketball Performance Coach

When it comes to speed, agility, and quickness training, there is no better coach than Lee Taft. His unique drills and programming make him one of the top Basketball S.A.Q. Coaches in the country. If your sport requires you to move fast in all directions, then Coach Taft is the one you want to coach you.”

Shawn Windle
Shawn Windle

Former Director of Sports Performance - Indiana Pacers

“Lee is the best basketball speed and quickness trainer I have ever seen in my life. He understands the body and most importantly understands how athletes move in their specific sport. With that knowledge, he puts together workouts specific to your sport and how your body needs to be effective in that sport. He has helped me gain speed, power, and quickness every year since I was 12. He stresses good techniques and injury prevention as well by making sure your body is moving functionally. I would not be in this position without his help! He will turn you from a good athlete into a great one!”
 

Jimmer Fredette
Jimmer Fredette

Pro Basektball Player

"I absolutely loved working with Lee. It was a workout session I looked forward to attending every week. When I first started seeing him, the workouts were fun, and I knew I would get a good workout while having fun. The drills and exercises were different from what I’ve done in the past but he was very patient when I didn’t understand or get it the first time."

Jordan Reid Basketball Player
Jordan Reid

College Basketball Player

Never surprised but always impressed with the knowledge and information Lee shares. Lee is hands-down the best in the industry at what he does, and is a true teacher. The concepts taught in the Certified Basketball Speed Specialist course are practical and relevant to anyone coaching their athletes to improve their game, and are presented in a way that is easy to understand and allows the coach to implement them quickly into their next basketball practice or sports performance training session. If you want to get your basketball athletes to move better and play faster, you need to check out Lee Taft and the CBSS.

Aaron Patterson Performance Coach
Aaron Patterson

Performance Coach

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Join The Movement and Improve Your Basketball Speed NOW!

  • Lock- Down Techniques Using the Defensive Shuffle System of Speed & Quickness Development     
  • Basketball Attacking Space Using the Lateral Run System of Speed & Quickness Development  
  • Deceleration Training for Better Basketball Control     
  • Basketball Quickness & Change of Direction 
  • Preparation System & Quickness Development     
  • Attack Space with Acceleration Training     
  • Sprint Training for Basketball    
  • 180 Series Techniques for Transition Defense     
  • Basketball Escaping Using Hip Turn Techniques     
  • Basketball Preparation Training     
  • Jump Smart Basketball Training Methods     
  • Programming For Basketball Speed

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Fast Action Bonus Included:

  • Skill Terms Cheat-Sheet ($29 value)
  • Basketball Cutting Series ($49 value) 
  • Palloff Series Video ($29 value)

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Rémy Cano

A must !

It takes a specialist like Lee to build this kind of course ! I really loved it !

6 months ago
Eric Balinbin

Better than a college course!

The Certified Basketball Speed Specialist course should be taught in all kinesiology programs - it is that specialized. As a parent/coach, you can bet I am going to apply what I learned with my child and players to develop their speed. I can also see practical applications in the Pre-Practice Routine which can be applied to other sports as well. As soon as the Level 2 Course is introduced, I'm in. Thanks so much Coach Taft!

11 months ago
Aaron Patterson

Must-have for all basketball and sports performance coaches

Never surprised but always impressed with the knowledge and information Lee shares. Lee is hands-down the best in the industry at what he does, and is a true teacher. The concepts taught in the Certified Basketball Speed Specialist course are practical and relevant to anyone coaching their athletes to improve their game, and are presented in a way that is easy to understand and allows the coach to implement them quickly into their next basketball practice or sports performance training session. If you want to get your basketball athletes to move better and play faster, you need to check out Lee Taft and the CBSS.

1 year ago
Traci Friel

Great Course

Lee Taft did it again! He is so knowledgeable about basketball and all the details to help your athletes become better athletes. His attention to detail is beyond measure. I am excited to begin working with my HS girls in the offseason and implement what Coach Taft has taught during this course. It will be fun to see where we start and how we end next year! Thanks Coach Taft!

1 year ago
Michael Ashton

Strongly recommend

The breakdown of movement patterns is excellent. It gave me a clearer picture of what to look for during movement skill analysis.

2 years ago
Mark Goetsch

Outstanding

Great progressions through the different areas with plenty of challenges in each level. Began using them with our players and seeing some good early results.

2 years ago
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