Ranell Hobson Coaching Director, ASSA


“….One of the top Sprint and Movement Experts” – Phil Greenwood, Head of Strength and Conditioning, Blackpool Rovers FC UK

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Watch Ranell explain how to perform the Open/Shut the Gate warmup drill correctly

Video of Ranell training a Rugby League player in the pre-season:

Ranell discussing how elite athletes make running look effortless:



assa-video-icon 4-4-2 Australia Interviews Ranell Hobson regarding the lack of athleticism in our youth soccer players. Click here for the full article !

YouTube1 Click here to listen to Ranell being interviewed by Rob Pacey from PaceyPerformance Podcast UK – a service for knowledge sharing by elite coaches all over the world – as she discusses her hints, tips and tricks for excellence in Speed and COD mechanics coaching.

Ranell Hobson has over 20 years experience teaching sport speed and agility. She has national and international qualifications relating to sport speed as well as currently training and competing at the highest international level for sprints. As such, she is in the unique position of not only knowing what she is talking about, but also actively pursuing excellence in speed on the worldwide stage for herself.

She has presented workshops and courses all over the world, most notably at youth academies of EPL clubs Arsenal, Crystal Palace, Leicester and Wigan Athletic. In 2016 she has been invited to assist with preparing athletes in the USA for the NFL combine in Florida.


THERE IS A REAL DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SPEED TRAINING FOR TRACK ATHLETES AND SPORTS TEAMS PLAYERS and Ranell has researched this thoroughly to ensure that her programs are specifically suited to the athlete’s needs for their chosen code. She has created training programs that are specific to increased sport speed for your athlete’s designated sport. She has also personally trained the ASSA coaches in order to provide the athletes with the best possible learning and training environment. There is a real difference between a track athlete and a soccer, rugby, AFL or any other sport’s athlete and ASSA Training Programs are designed to reflect that.


She is currently completing her Masters degree in Sports Coaching at UQLD and is attaining HD levels. Alongside her CSCS certification, she is also an award winning teacher.

Her passion lies within youth development, particularly strength and movement training to assist with a long career for our athletes in the sport of their choosing.


Ranell brings to her workshops and courses an environment that facilitates discussion and coach interaction, where evidence-based learning is paramount and excellence of drill execution is displayed and participation is encouraged.

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Ranell is able to assess your current speed mechanics in a group setting (4 people maximum at $75 each attendee) or a solo session ($150). These are usually held at Blacktown International Sportspark and can be arranged via kip@academyofsportspeed.com depending on her availability.

She also coaches individuals ($150/hr) and teams ($250/hr) and these sessions are held at BISP and Homebush depending on her current schedule. The team coaching can be held on-site if required (with additional travelling costs). Again these can be organised via kip@academyofsportspeed.com or by calling the office number with your enquiry.

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Videos of Ranell Hobson Competing

Winning 2015 Masters Nationals Championship 60m/100m

Winning 2015 Masters NSW Championship 60m – Note the Explosive Start !!!

60m Final 2014 World Indoor Masters Championships in Budapest