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

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.


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.

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 !”.


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Everything You Need to Build Explosive Speed 1 Day Course $385

Contact the Office on 02 8310 9946 to organise this Exceptional course for your club or organisation on-site at your place.

“Great opportunity for coaches to learn from one of the best.”
– Selwyn Griffith, Osteopath and Strength and Conditioning Coach Brisbane Lions FC and QSMC.

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Next Course : Genea Netball Centre, Sydney Olympic Park, Sydney. Sunday December 13th 2020.


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

We can also hold this course at your club or organisation in a closed setting for your coaches and members. Contact Kip directly at 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:

Speed Coaching

Linear Speed

COD and Agility

Building Physical Qualities


There are also 2 practical sessions (with emphasis on Dynamic Warmup techniques) comprising:

Linear Speed
Multidirectional Speed


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.”

Darren Graham
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.”

Mitchell Cain
Head of Strength and Conditioning
Parramatta Rugby

“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!”
Jack Pullin,
Ex Manchester City Academy Coach

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.