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Regardless of the sport, the ability to rapidly and efficiently accelerate, decelerate, change direction and move a body segment or the entire body rapidly is a nearly universal and essential element of success.
At the Academy of Sport Speed and Agility we focus on perfecting the explosive acceleration that gets you to the ball first, or allows you to hit the line at your maximum speed possible.
Our specialised training programs and excellent team of coaches will get you running faster, for longer, through perfect speed and efficient movement mechanics.
Podcast excerpt (0.48) : "Our kids don't play enough anymore... movement issues in our developing youth"
The ASSA training system has been designed for progressive athletic development in speed mechanics, acceleration and force production (strength) to make you run faster, for longer.
Based upon decades of experience and world-class research, we specialise in youth long term development for explosive sport speed and reduction in injury through perfect movement mechanics.
The programs are a huge success for all field and court based sports players aged 9 and above and are easily implemented into your pre or post season training plans.
Ranells Latest Blogs / Articles
TRAINING FOR SPEED IN SOCCER – NECESSITY AND TRAINING
By Ranell Hobson CSCS Sprinting skills of soccer players is becoming of vital importance as the game and the players are becoming faster (Haugen et al, 2014; Wallace & Norton, 2014) and the amount of sprinting required within a game is ever increasing (Andrzejewski, et al. 2013; Di Salvo et al, 2010). Straight line acceleration…Read More
COMPONENTS OF SUCCESS IN THE 100M SPRINT
Traditional Phases of the 100m The 100m sprint has four distinct phases that should be addressed by the coach – the start, the acceleration phase, the transition phase and the maximum velocity phase (Winkleman, 2009). The acceleration out of the blocks is depicted by a piston action of the legs (triple extension of the hips,…Read More
UNDERSTANDING SPEED IN THE MODERN GAME OF NETBALL
By Ranell Hobson The game of Netball comprises of explosive short acceleration, vertical propulsion, catching, passing, defending and shooting where a team’s success is largely dependent on their ability to maintain and take possession of the ball and accurately shoot to score points. In the modern game, Netballers accelerate, sprint, decelerate, stop, change direction and…Read More
CAN I GET FASTER?
Speed is a complex component of athleticism, but one that EVERYONE WANTS. The pillars of explosive Speed are: SPRINT TECHNIQUE Sprint Technique – Athletes who apply the most force relative to body mass and in the right direction, are faster athletes. Without efficient sprinting technique you lose a lot of force as energy leaks. Athletes…Read More
Ranell's Podcasts (Excellent knowledge sharing, tips and advice)
In this episode Ranell discusses:
- The importance of increasing strength through peak weight velocity in female athletes.
- How she integrates strength training on the track, pitch and court.
- When to focus on strength/power and when to back off during the menstrual cycle.
- How she organises her training programs within a squad of female athletes according to their cycles.
- The opportunities to get better at the individual details within a team context.
Today we talk about the pillars of speed every athlete should be strengthening, and every coach should be studying, ensuring athletes stay injury free with correct technique, amongst other points in this effervescent discussion.
A coach who isn’t out to steal your S&C job, and only wants to make you look good by way of strong and fast athletes, Ranell brightened our podcast room the moment she joined us, and we’re excited to share this interview with you all."
In this relaxed interview from 2020 with LANSW, Ranell discusses and shares her :
- Favourite coaching moments
- Core coaching beliefs
- Strength training for young athletes
- Scheduling strength training into a busy program
- Running technique instruction and cues
- Training loads for young athletes
- Recommended readings and podcasts
- Strength of speed development
- Coaching arms
- Best tips for beginner coaches
- Future coaching plans.
All within 38 minutes.