ASSA Individual and Small Groups Training

“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, High Performance Coach Australian Socceroos Asian Cup 2015

ASSA Training System

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

Athletes can train in a solo 1 on 1 session or in groups of 2 to 5 in number when available. The greatest attention to detail is always given in the solo sessions where it is just the coach and the athlete/player and this is recommended for those with a short-term goal in focus or who want the coach all to themselves. The 2 – 5 groups are excellent for those that have team-mates or friends or brothers/sisters that they want to train with in order to push each other through the program.




“I have to inform you that we are unable to continue Daniel’s ASSA training due to other commitments. We are very sorry as we started seeing improvements in his technique. Thank you very much for all the advice and training.
Please know we were very happy with ASSA and we are happy to recommend ASSA to any parent who is seeking specialist speed training for their child.”
Robert Sestan
“Hi guys, I just thought I should let you know that we found out last night that Lachlan made it through to regionals for his sprints. A huge effort considering he wouldn’t even have made it to the finals for zone before he started the program with ASSA. So thanks for your efforts.”
Brooke Casserley
“Our son Thomas started the ASSA Sprint and Agility program in August. We have been delighted with the progress he has made. His speed has improved considerably to the point where other parents within his Soccer team have made comment as how fast he is. At a recent youth league trial one of the comments made by the coach was how fast he is and he at one stage ran down a state sprinter which got the coaches attention and assisted in his selection in this team.
Daniel his coach has been excellent and Thomas has really responded to him, he has also been taking an interest in Thomas and asked him about his games and how he has been going at his trials and building great rapport between them.
We can highly recommend ASSA as professionally run and gets results, basically the improvement we were told to expect after his initial assessment has occurred and more.
Thanks Ranell, Kip, and Daniel.”
Steven (Surname withheld by request)
“My son Josh has been doing the ASSA program for the fourth week and I can see with my own eye how much speed he has put on. Josh is playing Oztag and in the A division for the off-season and in the last 2 games he has scored 4 tries when the teams total was 5. It just shows it was not just luck and I would recommend this program to anyone that is serious about running fast.”
Michael So (Son Joshua 16 yr old Rugby Union)
“Brodie (14) began at ASSA well over a year ago when he decided to concentrate all of his efforts into one sport – Rugby League. With a background in sprints he wanted to not only improve his explosive speed but also his agility as athletics is about running in a straight line. Rugby League requires not only speed but the ability to use that speed while changing direction. Training with Alex from ASSA he has seen a notable improvement in both and has recently achieved his goal of being selected in the Sydney Roosters Harold Matthews squad.”

Chaise (12) participates in a few sports but her passion is Netball. Her training with ASSA is designed around it being a smaller area than a field. She started training with Alex after being selected into the Representative Squad for Hawkesbury District Netball. She went on to make their 12 years State Age team and was named MVP after the 3 day Champiobships. She has now been selected into the 13 years State Age team for next year’s championships. Chaise starts high school next year and her main goal was to go to a sports high school for netball. She achieved this and will be attending the highly selective Westfield Sports High School.”

Melanie Vassallo (mother of Brodie and Chaise)
“Just a short note to thank both yourself and Carlo for the work you have done with Grace over the past few months. With the assistance of ASSA and the impact it has had on her fitness, confidence and determination, she has now been successful in selection in the Women’s State League soccer competition for next year. This has been an enjoyable and valuable experience for Grace who has learned a great deal about the value of good preparation in pursuing the goals that you set yourself in life and she looks forward to continuing her training.”
Tony Chambers
“My grandson 9 yrs is currently participating in your speed and agility program. I have Level 2 and awaiting my Level 3 coaching accreditation for sprints, hurdles and relays but I knew I would find it difficult coaching my grandson. He had some sprint issues that I was unable to resolve. The coaching he is receiving is excellent. The program is excellent as after a few months the improvement in my grandsons sprint mechanics is changing for the better… well done ASSA!
Lynn Van Putten (Grandson Ashton 9 yr old Soccer)
“Amir had the skills and the IQ for soccer, but there was still something missing. After working with you guys… he is finding it much easier to move on the field. I must say his play has definitely changed, doing your training. Your training has improved Amir’s performance on the field and thats a fact.”
Name withheld by request
“I would like to thank you both and Mori for the time and information we received from attending ASSA for the short time Manu was there. We still practice the stretches and strength training programme including the techniques Mori taught him to correct his running style. I would like to think this helped with him been successful in his re- trials at Blacktown City.”
Name withheld by request
“Just wanted to thank you for the progress you have made with Stephen. He had a game yesterday and a few of the
parents commented on how fast he was… no parent knew about the fact that he has been doing sprint training. We
both noticed that he is getting quicker to the ball and is not letting players get away from him. He has developed lots
of confidence and self-belief also. I can’t wait to see how quick he will get to with continued training sessions. Thanks
for your awesome job! We told the parents it was thanks to about 6 sessions of sprint training and they were quite
amazed. Thanks again.”
Name withheld upon request

ASSA Training Program

The individual training program consists of one x 60 minute session per week face to face with the ASSA certified, accredited and experienced coach. The session will include a full warmup and cooldown in line with current sports science research-based practices.

The first few sessions will focus on technique with the aim of establishing a sound and concrete foundation upon which to build the athlete.

It is very important that training is consistent in order to progress with the skill progression. If you cannot commit to at least 8 sessions on a weekly basis then we suggest that you wait until your respective sport’s off-season when your schedule may allow the necessary training time and recovery in order to maximise your benefit from the coaching. We want you to excel in your chosen field as much as you do.

ASSA offers the following training programs for you to consider:
1. Solo or small group speed mechanics coaching technical sessions
2. Pure speed squads where speed training is conducted for repeat sprintability, speed reserve and fitness at the 2 major Sydney athletics centres.
3. School speed academies where after-school speed and agility coaching and training is performed.



SPEED is a skill that CAN be taught !!!

“Participation alone in most team sports WILL NOT result in maximal improvement in either speed or agility. Specific training in Speed and Agility is required for an athlete to achieve maximum athletic potential.”
Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research 2001;15:315-319

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The ASSA Initial Assessment Process

Athletes can enter the ASSA weekly training program directly. ASSA coaches will conduct an assessment on the current running mechanics and incorporate this into the initial training session.

It is possible to request Ranell to conduct a current running and movement assessment of your athlete prior to entering the program or for personal requirements. Having her 25 years experience in speed mechanics training will provide an incredibly deep review of your athletes’ current strengths and weaknesses. This assessment takes an hour and costs $75 per attendee (maximum of 4 in assessment group) and is held at Blacktown International Sportspark or Mason Park Homebush. We do our best to accommodate all requests based around her national and international training commitments. You will receive a Qualitative Analysis Checklist of your current movement deficiencies and home stretching and strengthening programs to remedy the issues found at that time.

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