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Our Team

Our Team: Our Team
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Cassiano Costa, Phd

Founder, CEO and Head of Coaching.

Cassiano has his doctorate in sports biomechanics. He was formerly a strength and conditioning coach at both IMG & Evert Academy, as well as an extensive background working with athletes of all levels from multiple sports. He has worked with several professional tennis players, including most recently Sloane Stephens, Reilly Opelka, Magda Linette, and Jenson Brooksby.

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Jamie Costa, M.S.

Owner

Jamie is a strength and conditioning coach and certified sports nutritionist with a Master’s degree in Exercise Physiology from Kansas State University. She has an extensive background working with athletes, ranging from kids through the professional level.  Prior to developing Costa Performance, she has worked at both IMG & Evert Academy, training thousands of athletes from over nine different sports. In addition to this, she has provided nutrition consulting to professional athletes for over five years. She places a strong emphasis on movement quality and patterns and believes that optimizing this can make exponential differences in overall progress. Certifications include USA Weightlifting, Precision Nutrition (Pn1), and USATF.

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Sebastian Lauterbach

Coach, General Manager and Head of Staff.

Sebastian has his bachelors in Exercise and Sports Science and is a certified Strength and Conditioning specialist by NSCA and a certified tennis performance specialist trough the ITPA. He has a vast experience working as a tennis coach as well as a performance coach for juniors, collegiate and pro athletes from around the world. After working at Evert Tennis Academy he joined the Costa Performance team since the beginning of the project.

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Lucas Benchimol

Coach, Floor Manager and Technical Coordinator.

Lucas graduated with a degree in Physical Education and is a sports science and physiology specialist with USA Weightlifting, FMS and DNS Certifications. He has an extensive background working as the head of Strength and Conditioning in a few of the top Brazilian professional Soccer clubs for 10 years. He specialized himself in tennis specific strength and conditioning for more than 6 years in the USA, having worked with some of the top ATP and WTA professionals and juniors from all over the world at Evert Tennis Academy, R&B Academy and at Costa Performance, where he is part of the team since the very foundation.

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Chris Sirmas

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Romain Nowaczyk

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Marshall Dearmon

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