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.

The ability to rapidly and efficiently accelerate, decelerate and change direction is an essential element of success. Having the physical capacities required to maintain explosive speed (repeat sprint ability) to the final whistle will set you apart from your opposition. Contesting the ball, breaking away from your opponent and maintaining control at a fast pace are all attributed to athletic function and speed development. At the Academy of Sport Speed Australia we focus on perfecting these skills while dramatically increasing explosive strength and power.

ASSA provides world class athletic development coaching with a fully qualified ASSA coach conducting a structured coaching session for the athlete. The sessions are 60 minutes in duration and all necessary equipment will be provided by the ASSA coach. The program has been written to allow maximum progression and development over a 10 week block of training within the school term.

ALL PROGRAMS WRITTEN BY: ASSA Director of Training / Head Coach - Ranell Hobson


Ranell has run workshops for the coaches and physios at the following Youth Academies and First Teams:

  • Arsenal FC • Leicester FC • Crystal Palace FC • Wigan Athletic FC • Singapore National Football Team • Port Adelaide Power FC AFL • Adelaide Crows AFL (Minor Premiers 2018) • Melbourne City FC (A – League) • Southampton FC • Brighton and Hove Albion FC • Blacktown Spartans NPL1 • NSW Waratahs Rugby Union • And more….


  • Master Degree in High Performance Coaching UQLD
  • NSCA: CSCS Certified Strength & Conditioning Coach
  • ASCA: Aust. Strength & Cond. Pro Scheme Level 2
  • ATFCA: Level 3 (Sprints, Hurdles & Relays)
  • Bachelor’s degree Sport Science and Coaching
  • Over 25 years of coaching experience


Ranell is the Aust. S&C Assoc. 2019 Performance Development S&C Coach of the Year, she is also a world record holding athlete (4 x 100m) who holds multiple Oceania & National titles in sprint athletics in Masters Competition.

Ranell loves helping athletes achieve goals and has over 25 years industry experience.

Ranell has been invited to run coach education workshops and courses in Europe, USA, Canada, Asia, Oceania and Australia-wide. She has presented at Conferences worldwide including :

  • Singapore Expro Convention 2019
  • Asian Fitness Conference 2019 (and 2020)
  • Australian Strength and Conditioning Association International Conference 2018 and 2019
  • Child to Champion Australian Conference 2020


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Private Training - $99 / session with an ASSA coach - $150 / session with Head Coach Ranell

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. These specific programs are best for 1 on 1 solo sessions ($99) where the athlete has a specific short term goal or prefers to train alone. We have ASSA coaches situated in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide ready to coach you right now !


Due to coach availabilty - Private sessions are now by application only. Use the Contact Form to apply today.

ASSA Private 1 on 1Coaching.

”Just did her first session with coach Kiano and she came home beaming….she was trying out all the new drills as soon as she got home ! “
 NPL 3 14 year old Female Soccer (Football) Player

Team Training


Game Specific Fitness Guaranteed - No wasted laps - No Junk Miles - but fully Research based Programs designed to make you Fitter than ever before - Smarter not Harder !!!


ASSA Team/Club Pre-Season Coaching.

Working with Coaches to help Players achieve their Maximum Athletic Potential.

”An outstanding pre-season program….. “
Jason Eager, Technical Director Northern Tigers FC – NPL 1 and 2 Male and Female Soccer (Football)

Team Training Benefits

Training Director Ranell Hobson has written 6 - 8 - 10 and 12 week pre season speed and movement training programs that are ready right now to be implemented at your club by a fully qualified ASSA coach.

These programs are progressive in nature and will create a level of athleticism within your players that will greatly increase their on-field / on-court performances.

As Ranell says - we will build for you players that will be physically able to do everything that you want them to do on game-day - in accordance with your tactical and technical requirements.

Call the office today to discuss further.


  • Increase your player’s speed and acceleration.
  • Increase your player’s MOBILITY.
  • Increase your player’s robustness.
  • Increase your player’s running efficiency.
  • Increase your player’s confidence.
  • Increase your player’s athleticism.
  • Increase your player’s strength.
  • Increase your player’s elasticity.
  • 6 – 8 – 10 – 12 session programs ready right now!

ASSA Coach

$165 per hour
  • Minimum 2 hours on-site. (2 teams).
  • Plus $4 entry fee BISP per attendee per session

Ranell Team Coaching

$275 per hour
  • May require travelling costs if applicable.
  • Plus $4 entry fee BISP per attendee per session

Associated Administration by Ranell

$132 per hour
  • Specific athlete/club program writing or additonal duties not covered by face-to-face sessions.

Online Remote Athletic Track Programming 60m-400m events

WR Holder WMA W35-39 4 x 100M , WMA Silver Medallist W35-39 60M Canada, WMA Bronze Medallist W40-44 Budapest, Multiple State, National, Oceania Masters Sprint Championships.

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NEW !!! Online Linear Speed Programming – only $125

Ranell is now offering very limited places on her online track sprint programming platform. For track athletes specialising in the the 60m - 400m events, Ranell can now program your entire season - with workouts sent directly to you phone via a password protected app.

For further details and to book your first consultation with her please click the button below.

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Track Speed Programming
Track Speed Programming
This subscription is for access to Track Speed Programming by Ranell specifically for you. The price is $125 AUD charged monthly automatically on a recurring basis. There is no minimum duration and you can cancel anytime.
Price: 125 AUD per Month

3 Hour Coaches Workshop

ASSA Workshop – 3 hours Theory & Practical for only $99

“Very professional and smooth. A relaxed environment which enabled visual and verbal learning. From a professional standpoint I am amazed at how much I learned from Ranell. Excellent teaching methods and exceptional information/demonstrations.”
Gary Raffety, Head of Strength and Conditioning, Dunbar Rovers FC”

Workshop - "Speed Mechanics to Maximise Player Performance" - 90 minutes theory and 90 minutes practical application. Excellent workshop for time-poor coaches and organisations.

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Ranell Hobson has presented Speed and Mobility Mechanics coaching workshops to some of the biggest Youth Academies on the planet with outstanding success and is now home in Australia for a short time.

She is an award winning presenter, teacher, educator and coach, as well as a world record holding track sprinter. She has a passion for long term youth development and achievement of their maximum athletic potential.


As one coach has commented – “If you have the chance to attend one of Ranell’s speed coaching workshops – DO NOT MISS IT !”.


Pricing Guide

ASSA Training Programs Pricing Guide (all pricing includes GST)



Private Session per 60 minute session

$99 1-on-1 or Family up to 3 members

$66 1-on-2

$49 1-on-3

$38 1-on-4



Team Training incl GST – per 60 minutes of coaching

15 players max. Pricing is based on time and not numbers of players attending.

Pricing may alter depending on location if excessive travelling is involved.



Individual Speed Mechanics Assessment Performed by ASSA Training Director Ranell Hobson

Qualitative Analysis Checklist of your current speed and change of direction mechanic

Home stretching and strengthening programs THAT WORK ! based upon Ranell’s findings

1 hour duration


Additional Products

Session with Ranell


A 1 hour session with Training Director Ranell Hobson

Introductory session focussing on Sprint and Change of Direction mechanics

Maximising your increase in performance in the shortest amount of time.

Video Assessment


Video Assessment from a Distance - Perfect for athletes anywhere in the world

Expert video assessment of your athlete

Explanations of current movement technique

Strategised stretching programs where needed

On-Line Programs

$3995 to 5495

Self-Directed Programs for Sale - Home based sprint programs designed for those that can’t travel to sessions

All written by Ranell

Includes full dynamic warmups and stretches for cool down and video links to all exercises

Full pre-season 10 week programs that cover – Repeat Sprintability, Linear Speed and Football Technical Speed.

Click the button above to take a look.