Chris Costa

Website: http://www.assistperformance.com

Chris Costa

Chris Costa is the Owner of Assist Performance, and is a former hockey player and official with 22 years of experience on the ice. Before opening Assist Performance, Costa was a member of the Philadelphia Flyers strength and conditioning staff. Costa has successfully created programs—primarily for hockey players—that integrate proven techniques to enhance athletic performance and introduce athletes to unique and productive experiences.

Additionally, Costa writes for several online publications, including STACK, HockeyOT, Ultimate Hockey Source, Breaking Muscle and CoachBook. He is currently pursuing his Master's degree in Human Performance and Injury Prevention.

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