Building the Athlete within the Player

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Australia's Leading Athletic Development Program for Sports Players

“Fantastic program which I highly recommend to all coaches who are serious about developing sub junior, junior and youth players in sport”.

Tim Dakis, Head Foundation Coach – FFA/FFV SAP Nunawading City Football Club, Technical Coaching Director Australian Schools of Football.

“I have no hesitation in using ASSA for any athlete that I work with as I know they will get faster because of their programs”.

Dr Craig Duncan, ESSA Sports Scientist of the Year 2016, FFA Socceroos World Cup Head of Sports Science, NSW Rugby League State of Origin Sports Scientist.

“Can’t credit ASSA enough for the player development they have provided our programs across Netball from High Performance level right through to our district talent development. Well worth every minute.”

Heather Smith, High Performance Manager GWS Fury. BCNA Netball Association.

“…we really agree with everything you guys do”.

Darren Burgess, Arsenal FC UK Head of Sports Science, formerly Port Adelaide AFL Head of Sport Science.

“Speed was always something that was holding me back from getting up to that next level and now I get complimented on it being one of my strengths of my performances. Without the guidance of Steven and Ranell there is no way I would be where I am now.”

Amber Foster, youngest female to ever debut as an AFL field umpire in the NSW Premier Division.

“Ranell and the ASSA team are just incredible! We are lucky enough to be going into our third year with Ranell at GWS Fury and session by session she never ceases to amaze me with her dedication, encouragement and knowledge of Speed and Agility work.”

Lottie Richardson, GWS Fury Open Netball Team.

"Ranell and the ASSA team provide the highest quality training and recovery techniques you could ever ask for! With every single session having an amazing, positive and supportive feel! I highly recommend!"

Mallorie Jansen, GWS Fury Open Netball Player

“A very informative and technical session, which my son got a lot of useful information from Ranell.. Thank you and hopefully see you again in Brisbane :)”.

Lisa Huntingdon, Mother of Youth who attended an assessment session with Ranell.

"Could not of been happier with the service and knowledge I received from Ranell and Kip, every question was answered with passion and extended information, professional, intelligent and down to earth, I have had great joy and confidence in implementing what I learned at the Sports Speed for Coaches course back in April, in my profession as a Run/Sports coach for people with a disability, I highly recommend ASSA to anyone looking to upgrade their knowledge on the topics of speed and agility."

Allan Higgins, Cerebral Palsy Alliance

"Ranell and the ASSA team are just incredible! We are lucky enough to be going into our third year with Ranell at GWS Fury and session by session she never ceases to amaze me with her dedication, encouragement and knowledge of Speed and Agility work. 
Don’t know what we would do without her!!! 

Megan OKeeffe, GWS Fury Open Netball Player

"Brooke Hosgood my daughter is 12 and attended a session at Forster , very rare for such amazing Athletes like Ranell and the Academy to come north of Sydney , 🌈we were so happy Brooke got to learn some important speed and agility training from such mentors who really encourage greatness from the students to Never give up and to dig deep for speed and agility and always to try their best."

Tina Hosgood, Mother of daughter who attended Ranell's clinic in Forster NSW.

"Great Coaching, positive environment and extremely knowledgeable staff. Can’t recommend highly enough."

Matthew Roberts

Special Offer for AFC2019 Delegates only !!!


Access to all of Ranell's Self Directed Training Programs at 25% off - only available during the Asian Fitness Conference 2019.

Password will be given out during her presentations.

Face-To-Face Training For Individuals, Small Groups and Teams :

Free Exercises and Training Drills

Right now you can access fantastic drills and exercises that will make you faster, stronger and more injury resilient than ever before.

Ranell has produced instructional videos that are free and easy to follow and they will improve your athleticism very quickly indeed.

These drills are grouped according to these pillars of training "

  • Mini-Band Exercises
  • Speed Mechanics Drills Exercises
  • Yoga and Dynamic Mobility (featuring her amazing 3.5 minute daily yoga routine that will transform your mobility for massive on-field performance gains.
  • Medicine Ball Exercises
  • Glute Bridge Exercises
  • Core Exercises (the whole core)
  • Multi-Directional Speed Exercises

You have every thing you need to be faster, stronger and more athletic than ever before.

Training for Individuals & Small Groups

The ASSA training system has been designed for progressive athletic development in speed mechanics, acceleration and force production (strength) to make them run faster.

One hour once a week face-to-face with a fully qualified ASSA coach will completely transform your game. Book in for a 4 to 6 week block (invoiced weekly) to create a concrete foundation of beautiful movement from which you can launch your amazing technical skills.

Based upon decades of experience and world-class research and specialising in youth long term development for explosive sport speed and reduction in injury through perfect movement mechanics.

For all field and court based sports players aged 9 and above.

Costs : $99 per 1 on 1 session, Groups up to 4 and prices vary according to attendees : $66, $49, $38.

Sessions of one hour duration.

Training for Teams, Clubs, and Groups of 10+ Players

More explosive speed is necessary to get to the ball first with separation from your opponent, sustain fewer injuries, or obtain greater endurance to finish the game stronger than your opposition.

Improve your team’s ability to run faster, first step acceleration, rate of recovery from games and knowledge of game preparation through ASSA’s 8 and 12 week Speed and Agility programs.

More often than not the lack of fitness that your team is displaying is because of the way they are running and nothing to do with 'not enough' running in pre-season.

Energy leaks through poor technique can rob the fittest players of all of their hard work and mobility issues (especially in the hips) can be the cause of little or no force being applied to the ground.

Cost : $165 per team of 15 players.

Education For Coaches, Parents and Mature-aged Athletes/Players :

Everything You need To Build Explosive Speed 1 Day Course - Sydney Nov 24th 2019


Ranell will take you through leading technical drills to maximise performance in straight line & multidirectional speed.

You will also learn how to identify & correct inefficient speed & movement mechanics in your players that will reduce their risk of injury & increase their on-field efficiency and run faster.

This is a content rich course that will equip you with skills and drills that you can utilise in your programs immediately.

4 Hours of Theory and 4 Hours of Practical Application.

This is Ranell's premier course that she has presented worldwide to acclaim and now available for your club or organisation.

Accredited with ASCA, ACE and ESSA (pending).


Speed Mechanics to Maximise Player Performance. 2 hour Recorded Webinar

Sport speed presenter Ranell Hobson will educate you on physical and technical competencies to maximise performance in straight line and multidirectional speed.

These drills and combinations can be applied to unlock the true athletic potential of your players.

You will also gain an understanding of the science foundations behind explosive speed – how to maximise every players potential and keep them injury free.

This is a 2 hour webinar including videos and it is a summary of her acclaimed full 1 day course. Many people start here and then progress to the full course.


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2 Hour Speed Coaches Workshop / Round-table Discussion

Imagine being able to have your coaching staff (coaches, physios and mature players) spend some time with a true speed and movement mechanics expert, discussing your specific needs and requirements, or getting her to look over your plans for speed training in the upcoming pre-season.

Perhaps your star player (s) are constantly suffering from non-contact injuries - hamstring strains, calf issues, quads etc. Perhaps the only pillar of performance missing is first-step acceleration or you want to see where and how to plan your speed sessions into your training cycles for maximum benefit.

This is a great option for your organisation to consider in that Ranell will travel to your club and consult to your staff, adding her skillset to yours for the benefit of the team.

Price on Application.



Ranell's Webinar "Speed Mechanics to Maximise Player Performance (theory only)"

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Did you miss it live ? Recording is now availabe Only $55. Use the button below to visit the Information Page and listen to it today !

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Ranell's Full 1 Day Course "Everything You Need To Build Explosive Speed" Now Open for Bookings. $385.

Just announced - one only SYDNEY "1 Day Everything You Need to Build Explosive Speed" course - Ranell's finest and world acclaimed day of theory and practical application for coaches of ALL field & court-based sports. Places strictly limited, Further information below.


Excited to announce that the ASSA Workshop ‘Everything you need to build explosive speed’ has been approved as an Australian Strength and Conditioning Association (ASCA) Approved External Professional Development activity.

Ranell's outstanding course has received 7 accreditation points from the premier Strength and Conditioning organisation in the country.




Sydney ( Alexandria, Homebush, Blacktown (Major Location - International Sportspark Rooty Hill), Camden)

NSW Mid North Coast (Forster-Tuncurry)


Private training (1 on 1)


The perfect choice for athletes wanting individualised training sessions where the ASSA Coach can provide one on one attention to let you hit your goals faster.

In private sessions ASSA Coaches can individualise training to target your weaknesses and enhance your strengths.

Private training is the perfect choice for the athlete with complex schedules and higher training demands.

Speed Assessments with Ranell - How Much Improvement Do You Have in You ?

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You can also book a speed mechanics assessment with Ranell.

These cost $150 and are for one hour duration.

You will receive a written report on the issues identified and later an email with home programs to alleviate these issues.

This is an excellent session and can be booked by contacting


Heading overseas to pursue a career or for Academy trials? Don’t be on the first plane home. Own the skills that the coaches are looking for – Speed and Strength. We know you have excellent technical skills from your club coaches – let us help you stand out from your competition and give yourself the best possible chance to succeed by working on the athletic side of your game.

"Hey Kip/Ranell I’ve been at Southend United for the past 6 weeks training with their u23’s.They don’t have a spot to offer me a contract but have allowed me to continue training until I get another trial sorted out at another club so I’m fit for it. Really professional club, train 6 days a week Monday-Saturday with double sessions and gym sessions mixed in there.

A lot of the movements I’ve practised with Ranell we do at the club in training with the strength and conditioning coach pre training, in the warmups and during strength and speed training, you’ve prepared me well! The strength and conditioning coach said I was the fittest player they’ve ever had on trial and most players that come on trial don’t understand the movements and break down after a few days of training due to the shear intensity and volume of training.

We did 30m sprint testing yesterday with electronic gates timing it. Below was my time of 3.97 seconds. Which was the 3rd fastest behind times of 3.94 and 3.95 of 2 very fast players. The average time of the team being around the 4.20 second mark...

Just wanted to give you an update of what’s happening and say a big thank you for your help in preparing for my journey. I’ve been injury free and am feeling extremely fit as I’ve continued with the stretching which has played a major part in that I believe...

Big Thanks

Finn Ballard McBride"



Coaches – whilst you work on developing the players within your team, ASSA will work on creating the athlete within your players.

Incorporate a one hour once a week progressive speed and movement session into your weekly training plan and watch your players evolve.

Head to the Sports Teams Training page under the Training tab at the top of this page for further information.

" I am in service to your coaches build the athleticism within you girls so that you can do everything that these fabulous coaches need you to do on the court".

Here is the video of Ranell's speech to the GWS Fury Netball teams (Opens, U23 and Pathways) at the induction meeting for season 2019.

The important message to be taken from this is that we work with technical coaches to create the players that they want - strong, fast, agile, resilient, mobile and confident.

2 sides of the same coin - working together to maximise the on-field/court performance.



RUN FASTER Learn how to get off the mark explosively and leave your opponent clutching at air. Get to the ball first and show off your brilliant technical skills.

STAY FAST ALL GAME LONG – Learn how to run efficiently and maximise your in-game fuel tank by reducing energy leaks through perfect mechanics.

BECOME AGILE Learn how to change direction in a split second and react to in-game dynamics instantly and explosively.

BE RESILIENT – Learn how to greatly reduce your risk of injury through proper running mechanics, recovery strategies and home stretching programs.

COACH SPEED – Upskill yourself as a coach or player and learn how to coach speed and movement to your individual clients, entire team, club or organisation.

The video above is taken from an agility specific training session with recently turned 15 year old soccer player Steven Brcic. He has been training with Ranell for over a year now and is soon to head to Europe for entry trials at some of the biggest clubs on the planet.

ASSA Partners

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We’re more than just a tape company. We’re a movement company.

RockTape is a brand of kinesiology tape.  It was created in the USA by Greg Van den Dries in 2009 and soon after that – in August 2010 – RockTape Australia opened for business.

Since then, we have continued to develop and add to our range of products to help people move better. When people move better, they tend to move more.  More human movement is our goal.  With the advent of the desk job, smartphone, TV, and computer, people are sitting down more than ever before.  Some Australians sit for more than 8 hours a day, which is longer than many people spend sleeping.  Our bodies weren’t built for that, and it’s starting to take a toll.


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They use our products because it helps them to heal and perform better. Recovery Systems is all about wellness and our growing list of products will reflect recovery equipment that is best of class in terms of value for money, backed up by a 14-day money back guarantee.

ASSA Athletes Perform Better

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Ranell is the Athletic Development Coach (speed, strength and conditioning) for the GWS Fury Netball Franchise - Open, U20, BCNA Metro 1 (Baulkham Hills) and Metro 2 (Blacktown City) team squads.

The program covers all aspects of the training necessary for them to achieve their maximum athletic potential on the court and includes strength, fitness, speed, agility, change of direction, mindset, recovery and stability.

In 2019 these teams had their best season in organisation history as follows :

Opens - 3rd place and first finals campaign and first finals game win.

U23's - Minor Premiers and subsequently Grand Final winners (Record 15-1).

Metro 1 (Baulkham Hills) - 5th place.

Metro 2 (Blacktown City Netball Association) - Minor Premiers and Grand Final runners/up.

ASSA Coaching Director Ranell Hobson was recently asked to help prepare a young Liberian striker Emile Damey for possible National team selection by his coach Timothy Dakis. He flew to Sydney to have 1 session with Ranell comprising an assessment and introductory movement drills. At that time certain hip mobility issues were discovered and he was given programs that he could complete in his own time that would help to unlock these restrictions and give him an increase in his first step speed and change of direction.

He was chosen to make his debut for his country and scored a goal in his first match as shown in the video above.

An excellent story by FourFourTwo Australia magazine can be found by clicking here :


How supercool is this !!!

Ranell was recently in Perth helping cricket fast bowler Aaron Hardie with mobility issues. He was travelling to Sydney this week to play in the Cricket Australia 11 vs India tour match and his dream was to get the prize wicket of one of the best batsmen in the world : Virat Kohli.

Looks like dreams do come true !

He went on take 4 wickets and then made 86 runs with the bat for a fantastic match.


Video Testimonials

“Very professional and smooth. A relaxed course which enabled visual and verbal learning. From a professional standpoint I am amazed at how much I learned from this course. Excellent teaching methods and exceptional information/demonstrations.”

Gary Raffety, Head of Exercise Physiology at the Australian Elite Youth Soccer Institute”

“Great course today from @ASSA_Australia, excellent content and discussions, @SpeedyRanell passionate presenter, recommend to any S and C.”

Matthew Said, Bach App Sci (Ex&Sp Sci), ESSAM, AEP – League and Tennis Coach.

“Had a great weekend and would highly recommend the course to anyone I speak to”

Nikki Lodge, AEP, Exercise Physiologist at Sydney West Sports Medicine.

“I had the pleasure of working with Ranell and Kip during pre season at the Central Coast Mariners. even in my senior years as a professional footballer I am always trying to improve myself. The expertise in sprinting techniques I learnt from Ranell and Kip were invaluable and I wish I had learnt these in my early years. The way they worked with the young players and older players was exceptional and i would highly recommend them to any sporting codes.”

Nick Montgomery, Professional Footballer, CC Mariners Midfielder, Sheffield United FC UK.

“I have no hesitation using @ASSA_Australia for any players I work with from any sport as I know they will get faster for their activity”

Dr Craig Duncan, ESSA Sport Scientist of the Year 2014, NSW State of Origin League, Socceroos Asian Cup 2015, NRL Bulldogs, WSW Wanderers, ACU Senior Lecturer.

“When you look in the dictionary for sprint mechanics you see a picture of Ranell…great to watch…”

Christopher Brack, State and National Masters Multiple Champion Athlete. Sprints Coach.