Lee Taft, "The Speed Guy', in town this weekend

One of the nation’s top athletic movement specialists, Lee Taft, better known as “The Speed Guy,” is coming to Wilton this weekend for the Moore Speed and Athletic Development Clinic, hosted by Moore Physical Therapy & Fitness at 37 Danbury Road.

Partial proceeds from the event go to the Fairfield County Sports Commission’s Chelsea Cohen Fitness Academy — a countywide, collaborative effort to bring awareness and educational focus to the importance of underserved youth having access to an active and healthy lifestyle.

“When it comes to speed training Lee’s breakthrough multi-directional speed and agility program, Ground Breaking Athletic Movement, has revolutionized success for all field and court sport athletes,” said Jonathan Hudak, one of Moore Physical Therapy and Fitness’s strength and performance coaches.

“This is an outstanding professional education opportunity for people to learn about having a training philosophy versus just administering a series of drills that create fatigue and give the illusion of a good workout,” said Bob Moore, chief executive officer and founder of Moore PT. “This weekend workshop will help to bridge the gap between therapy, general fitness techniques and athletic development specifically for the youth athlete.”

In the Saturday, Sept. 22, workshop (9 to 4), Taft will share his systems for training athletes with strength coaches, sports coaches, athletic trainers and physical therapists.

The Sunday, Sept. 23, workshop (9 to 1) is a hands-on, interactive clinic for young athletes, strength coaches and trainers who wish to observe and learn directly from Taft about improving speed and quickness and how to properly move the body.

Taft is regarded as one of the top athletic movement specialists in the country and is co-owner of Sports Speed, Etc., Inc. and president of Lee Taft Speed Academy, Inc.

He earned his bachelor of science in physical education from Cortland State and a master of science in sports science from the United States Sports Academy. Taft is certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), and is a Sports Performance Coach (SPC) certified by USA Weightlifting.

He is also a certified Level 1 Track and Field Coach by USA Track & Field. For the past 20 years he has worked with athletes of all ages and abilities.

To register for the sessions visit here or call 203-307-4600.