Compete Founder Chris Phillips with 3 time NHL Most Valuable Player Alex Ovechkin
Welcome to Compete Sports Performance & Rehab. A leader in sports performance training and sports medicine for athletes seeking to get an edge on the competition.
Founded in 2009 by Chris Phillips, who has spent more than 20 years in professional sports, Compete Sports Performance & Rehab focuses on transforming individuals of all athletic levels into the best athletes they can be. Compete Sports Performance and Rehab, based in Lake Forest, CA has grown into a first class operation working with some of the best athletes and teams while supporting many youth club organizations and high schools in Orange County and Los Angeles.
The Compete Difference
Chris Phillips, owner of Compete Sports Performance & Rehab, just returned from the Olympics in Beijing where he worked as the athletic trainer for the Czech Republic Olympic figure skating team. In addition, six of his clients were also there competing with Team USA figure skating, Czech Republic figure skating, and the Chinese national ice hockey team…and their results were amazing!
Why? These athletes know the importance of training and conditioning on and off the ice. Athletic trainers improve functional outcomes and specialize in patient education to prevent injury and re-injury. And these athletes have put their full trust in Compete. Preventative care, injury rehab, off-ice conditioning, and strength training has yielded a very positive return on investment for this group of athletes.
- US Figure Skating Olympic Team members: Nathan Chen finished with a gold medal; Mariah Bell was the oldest US woman champion in 95 years and finished 10th in the Olympics; and pairs Alexa Knierim and Brandon Frazier had their personal best score, finishing sixth overall. Chen, Knierim, and Frazier also finished second in the team event, winning the silver medal..
- For Czech Republic skater Michal Brezina, this was his fourth time on the Olympic stage.
- Chinese Olympic Hockey Team and longtime client, Cory Kane, led his team in scoring during the Olympic games.
With over 100 college commitments across multiple sports and many of the Compete athletes now moving up to the pros, Chis and his colleagues Mike Hannegan and Marco Nunez are no strangers to the world of professional sports. Each of them has worked with professional teams on a daily basis in the NHL, NBA, arena football, professional soccer, and the Olympics. When clients walk in the door at Compete, they are benefiting from that wealth of experience.
“As a Team USA figure skater, I spend as much time on recovery as I do training on the ice,” said Mariah Bell, the 2022 US National Champion and Olympian. “Chris Phillips with Compete has been a great addition to my team. I rely on Chris and his staff as the primary resource for sports rehab and massage. He has been instrumental in my overall wellness and conditioning.”
Come experience the Compete difference!
Serving the Community
As a member of the community, Compete Sports Performance remains committed to building and sustaining a healthy and safe athletic community by providing proper performance training and sports injury care to local athletes, weekend warriors and healthy adults.
Compete Owner Chris Phillips Chosen for National Network by US Figure Skating
US Figure Skating has selected Chris Phillips, owner of Compete Sports Performance and Rehab, as an affiliate of the US Figure Skating’s National Network of Sports Medicine Scientists and Providers. The purpose of the network is to assist figure skating athletes in identifying providers knowledgeable and interested in figure skating sports medicine. Skaters will use the network in obtaining education about skating sports sciences or obtain an evaluation of a current issue.
Compete Featured in Cali Rubber Magazine
Compete has recently been featured in the January issue of Cali Rubber Magazine. The article is an Industry Profile of Compete Sports Performance and Rehab’s owner Chris Phillips, a former NHL Athletic Trainer. The article is focused on the positive results of Compete’s programs. Click here to read the article or check out the magazine in your local Ice Rink or at Compete.
Compete Sports Performance and Rehab is an Official Partner of The Rinks
Compete Sports Performance and Rehab is proud to announce that they are now an Official Partner of The Rinks. “I’m excited to further our relationship with the organization that I have been involved with for many years. Both groups are committed to growing the sport of hockey in California and I feel we have both made an impact in doing so.” stated Chris Phillips, owner of Compete and former Head Athletic Trainer of the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim. Compete has locations inside The Rinks in Westminster and 3100 square foot facility in Lake Forest. They offer sports performance training, personal training and sports injury rehab. Compete clients have had over 75 college commitments since opening in 2009.
The Rinks Marketing Manager, Jesse Chatfield noted “Compete Sports Performance has been a long term partner of The Rinks, having a location in The Rinks – Westminster ICE since that facility was opened. They offer the latest in sports performance training for athletes that are looking to take their game to the next level and rehab to help injured athletes get back on the ice as soon as possible.”
With THE RINKS Development Program launch in February 2009, the Ducks operate seven local skating facilities: four ice rinks (THE RINKS – Anaheim ICE, THE RINKS – Westminster ICE, THE RINKS –Yorba Linda ICE, and THE RINKS – Lakewood ICE), as well as three inline facilities (THE RINKS – Huntington Beach Inline THE RINKS – Irvine Inline and THE RINKS – Corona Inline). For information on THE RINKS program, visit www.The-Rinks.com
Compete Finishes Top 5 on OC Hot List for 2017
Compete finished at #5 on the 2017 OC Hot List in the Personal Trainer/Fitness category. The OC Hot List showcases the best places in and around Orange County and is based on more than 19,000 votes from local experts.
Compete Featured in Lake Forest Economic Development
Founded in 2009, Compete Sports Performance and Rehab focuses on transforming individuals of all athletic levels into the best athletes they can be. Compete Sports Performance and Rehab has grown into a first-class operation working with some of the best athletes and teams, while supporting many youth club organizations and high schools in Orange County, Los Angeles, Lake Forest and surrounding communities. We recently sat down with Chris Phillips, owner of Compete Sports Performance and Rehab to find out more about his business. Read the full spotlight
"As a Team USA Figure Skater I spend as much time on recovery as I do training on the ice. Chris Phillips with Compete has been a great addition to my team. I rely on Chris and his staff as the primary resource for sports rehab and massage. He has been instrumental in my overall wellness and conditioning."
Mariah Bell, 2022 USA National Champion and Olympian
"I have known Chris at Compete for so many many years that I feel very confident in giving him praises. He has rehabed back to full-go so many of my surgical and non-surgical patients for years that I can't keep count. He is an expert in getting people back to sports at a level even better than they were before their injury. He is extremely knowledgeable, a patient advocate and is focused on getting patients back to their best possible physical condition. I highly suggest you consider letting Chris take care of you for any orthopedic issue."
-Dr. Scott Graham, SCOS
"Chris Phillips helped me become what I am today. Without his knowledge and dedication I could never have achieved the accomplishments that I have gained in my hockey career."
Jonathan Blum, Former NHL 1st Round Draft Pick and 2018 US Olympian