We will build you players that can do everything you want them to do on Gameday.

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 building players to achieve coaching 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 and is a Board Member of the Global LTAD Network online coaching hub.

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 high demand - Private sessions are now by application only.

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Online Private Training - $132 / session with Head Coach Ranell

FANTASTIC NEWS !!! - It is now possible to book an online session with Head Coach Ranell from where-ever you are in the world. Whether you are looking for an assessment session of your running technique or an actual speed and agility training session, these are a great way to be trained by an expert at your local park via phone, tablet or laptop via a zoom meeting which we organise and run with you. For more details just apply via the contact us form below.

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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.

Pricing Guide

ASSA Training Programs Pricing Guide (all pricing includes GST)

Face-to-Face ASSA Coach


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

APP Based Online Programs

$110 to 220

Complete programs on your device.

Using Ranell's special ASSA APP with password access

All sports covered.

6 - 8 - 12 week training programs ready to start when you are.