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
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.
GAME SPECIFIC SPEED AND FITNESS
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 Sport Speed and Conditioning Group Coaching (groups of 12 maximum).
NO JUNK MILES - NO WASTED MOMENTS
For more information about this fantastic new program please click the button below.
Sport Speed and Conditioning sessions are $28.00 per session plus GST. Terms are paid upfront via the online booking portal below
Total cost = $308.00 per term.
Athletes will also need to purchase an athletes pass from Blacktown International Sportspark which will cover you for 12 months of training. So once purchased for term 1 it will carry over for terms 2, 3, & 4.
Find the athlete pass information below or on the information page or the confirmation page once booked:
10 Week Training Terms :
- TERM 1: Summer 10 Feb to April 9 ;
- TERM 2: Autumn 27 April to July 3 ;
- TERM 3: Winter 20 Jul to Sept 25 ;
- TERM 4: Spring 12 Oct to 18 Dec.
Session Days and Times :
- Ages 7 - 12 Mondays 4.30pm - 5.30pm
- Ages 13+ Mondays 5.30pm - 6.30pm
Blacktown International Sportspark Athletics Centre, Eastern Road, Rooty Hill, NSW (Free parking on-site).
Book Now ! - 12 places only per session available.
Below link for Term 1 only - To pre-book for the other terms please click the link below for the Information page
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.
- Minimum 2 hours on-site. (2 teams).
Ranell Team Coaching
- May require travelling costs if applicable.
Associated Administration by Ranell
- Specific athlete/club program writing or additonal duties not covered by face-to-face sessions.
Workshop - "Speed Mechanics to Maximise Player Performance" - 90 minutes theory and 90 minutes practical application. Excellent workshop for time-poor coaches and organisations.
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 !”.
“I recommend this workshop to any coach”
Dr Craig Duncan, ESSA Sports Scientist of the Year 2015; FFA and Australian Socceroos High Performance Coach Asian Cup 2015
“A great workshop”
Des Ryan, Head of Sports Science, Arsenal FC Youth Academy
“Ranell is at the forefront of youth sports development in Australia”
Gary Raffety, Head Physiologist, Australian Youth Football Institute
“If you ever have the opportunity to attend one of Ranell’s speed workshops do not miss it” Jack Pullin, Manchester City FC Academy
“Fantastic workshop, great passion, brilliant knowledge”
Phil Greenwood, Head of Sport Science, Tranmere Rovers FC
“Fantastic presentation thank you; Best presenter I have had at these courses; Awesome energy; Sensational – well presented; Would love to do other courses by Ranell.” Various attendees at recent Athlete Recovery course.
The Ultimate 1 Day Guide to Understanding and Implementing a safe and structured Speed Coaching Program in Australia
ASSA – Ranell Hobson’s Everything You Need to Build Explosive Speed Course – Excellence in Creating Exceptional Learning Environments.
ASSA is now presenting our international Everything You Need to Build Explosive Speed Course in Australia. Cost is $385 (incl GST). For details please contact email@example.com
We can also hold this course at your club or organisation in a closed setting for your coaches and members. Contact Kip directly at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss.
Sport Speed presenter Ranell Hobson will take you through leading technical drills to maximise performance in straight line & multidirectional speed. These drills & combinations can be applied to any field or court based sport 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 & keep them injury free.
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.
Course modules include:
COD and Agility
Building Physical Qualities
There are also 2 practical sessions (with emphasis on Dynamic Warmup techniques) comprising:
This is a full day course that will provide you with skills and drills that you can implement into your current training and coaching programs immediately.
“I attended Ranell’s Speed Coaching course one Saturday. The very next Tuesday at training I saw a 16 year old player running and noticed his strange gait and strapped knee. Upon speaking to the parent I was told that he had suffered from knee pain for the past 18 months and they had strapped it before every training session and game since then. Thanks to skills learnt on the course I was able to identify that the issue was in the boy’s hips and not his knee. The very next day his parents got his hips checked and they were found to be restricted but easily fixed. That weekend he played without strapping and without pain for the very first time in a long time. Had I not been able to identify the correct cause of the boy’s running issues and offer useful advice, he wouldn’t have been able to play.
I can’t recommend this course highly enough to any coaches of youth sport. If you only take away 5% of the knowledge from the day to apply to your team, then you will consider it a day very well spent indeed.”
Director and Coaching Education Manager BDSFA
Director and U16’s Asst Coach Blacktown Spartans Football Club
“Just wanted to say thanks for the great course on the weekend. I certainly learned a lot and it was a great mix of practical and theory. I have attended uni (sport and exercise degree) and other coaching courses and workshops and I have to say that was one of the best I’ve been to. You guys are obviously very passionate about and knowledgeable in the areas of physical preparation and LTAD of youth athletes. It was great to meet you both.”
Head of Strength and Conditioning
“Up like a salmon!
Today I was on the ASSA – Academy of Sport Speed and Agility speed and agility course for coaches and athletes at Platt Lane facility, and it was amazing!
A great insight into the mechanics of improving sprinting speed and sharpness of agility, alongside explosive power techniques. Learnt so much in a single day!
This can be applied to a variety of sports, so if you think you need help gaining that extra couple of yards, or improving top speed, then contact me!
Thanks to the guys from ASSA! Great day, great course! I highly recommend this course to anyone that is involved with sports coaching or the fitness industry. If you ever see a course pop up in the UK, get booked on!”
Ex Manchester City Academy Coach
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 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
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.
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