Free Mental Skills Training Seminar 

Most sports performance professionals know that sports competition is 80% mental. To play sports at the highest level, it is important to train your mind to perform at its best when it counts the most. Compete will be introducing a mental training program which addresses particular areas of concern to the athlete and the best way to create a more decisive, quicker and confident athlete during competition.

 This Mental Skills Training seminar will cover some of the following techniques to reach peak performance: relaxation, concentration, imagery, self-talk, pre-competition routine and goal setting. Join Kojo Arhin for this free seminar which is open to all athletes, parents and coaches who are interested in learning more about mental skills training. Kojo is currently a Strength Coach at Compete and holds a Masters Degree in Sports Psychology. 

 The seminar will last approximately 45 minutes and will be held at Compete’s Lake Forest facility. Space is limited, so please contact Chris Phillips at to reserve your spot.



   Compete Client College Commitments

Three Compete clients officially signed their national letter of intent to play college sports. Congrats to Jack Ireland (Cal State Fullerton Golf), Connor Plutko (Washburn University Baseball) and Nikki Langley (Utica College Ice Hockey and Water Polo). Over 40 Compete athletes have moved on to play college sports since 2009.





Welcome To Compete Sports Performance & Rehab!


Our services provide professional care for individuals by creating training and rehab programs that are specific to our clients needs and goals. These programs have been developed utilizing the latest research along with our experience in professional sports, including the National Hockey League, Men's & Women's Professional Soccer, US Soccer, and Professional Football.


Become a better athlete by improving your speed & acceleration, power, strength and core stability while reducing injuries or return from an injury even better than you were prior to your injury. Be treated like a pro.

     Athlete of the Month!
Sabrina Garrido
Trevecca Nazarene University
Women's Soccer

Sabrina Garrido, a freshman midfielder for Trevecca Nazarene University (Nashville, TN) finished the regular season with two goals in 16 games. The Trojans 11-4-2 overall and 7-1-2 in the Great Midwest Athletic Conference,  head into the playoffs as the 2nd seed. Sabrina attended Trabuco Hills High School and successfully returned to play following an ACL reconstruction.



Anaheim Ducks High School Hockey League


Compete Sports Performance & Rehab is proud to be involved with the ADHSHL. Compete provides Strength and Conditioning services for J Serra, Santa Margarita, Edison, Capo District, Huntington Beach and Beckman High School Hockey teams. Contact us to recieve a free team trial or group training session.




Former Hockey Trainer Turns Strength and Performance into Business Success.


Opening a new business when the economy began taking the worst downturn since the Great Depression may have prompted many people to believe that Chris Phillips had taken too many pucks to the noggin during his 15 years of professional ice hockey.

Phillips had become a board certified athletic trainer and strength and conditioning coach, and for six years was the Head Athletic Trainer for the Mighty Ducks. He had worked with many of the top NHL and Arena Football League players in the country and at the time had just moved into women’s professional soccer as the Head Athletic Trainer for the Los Angeles Sol...


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In the News


Strikers Orange County FC and Compete Sports Performance and Rehab Join 


Two of Southern California’s top organizations in their respective fields have come together to mutually benefit their members and clients. The Strikers Orange County President, ECNL & Technical Director Abner Rogers has a long standing relationship with Chris Phillips, ATC, CSCS, the founder and owner of Compete Sports Performance and Rehab. In 2009, Rogers was the head coach of the WPS LA Sol women’s professional team that won the league championship and it was there that Phillips was the Head Athletic Trainer. The WPS boasted the absolute best players in the world in the women’s game. 

The Strikers Orange County FC is the latest iteration of the soccer club that Abner Rogers formed 14 years ago. His goals were to make an impact with his players as role models to our community. To promote and develop excellence in club soccer based on the values of skill, sportsmanship and maturity at all times. In today’s competitive environment, the difference between success and failure can be inches, seconds or plain old desire. When preparation is peaked and desire is at its greatest, the chances for success are greatly enhanced. In order to prepare properly, champions need the proper training, top facilities and an environment that promotes growth through positive reinforcement. To say those goals have been met would be an understatement with 3 National Championships, numerous State Championships, League Championships and tournament titles. Several of Rogers former youth players have gone on to play for top Universities and even the US Women’s National Team. 
Compete Sports Performance and Rehab has in Chris Phillips a unique offering that few organizations can claim. With more than 20 years of experience in professional sports, Chris has served as the Head Athletic Trainer for the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim in the National Hockey League, The Los Angeles Sol of the Women’s Professional Soccer League and has served as both the Head Athletic Trainer and Head Strength Coach for the Los Angeles Avengers of the Arena Football League. More recently, Chris has supervised the sports medicine and performance training programs for the Los Angeles Blues of the Men's USL Pro League and Anaheim Bolts of the Professional Indoor Soccer League. Chris is also one of the Co-Founders for, a soccer performance training website where Chris frequently contributes his knowledge of sports medicine and strength & conditioning. Chris was also selected as the Head Athletic Trainer for the 2002 Men's USA Hockey National Team that competed in Sweden.
Rogers and Phillips will team up once again as they guide the Strikers’ staff and players with the latest science in conditioning, injury prevention and nutrition coming from Compete Sports Performance while the Strikers will continue to offer the complete development of the areas elite youth soccer players.      



 NHL Pro and Compete Client Jonathan Blum Signs With Minnesota Wild!        


Compete client Jonathan Blum, 25 recentely signed a 1 year contract with the Minnesota Wild. He recorded one assist in 15 games with Minnesota last season and tallied 29 points (7-22=29) in 54 contests with the Iowa Wild in the American Hockey League (AHL). He was named Iowa’s Man of the Year for his outstanding contributions to the Des Moines community during the 2013-14 season.


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Check Out Compete's Article On Creating Rotational Power!


Power can be defined as the ability to exert maximal force as quickly as possible. In sports such as ice hockey, baseball and golf rotational power is a prime attribute for an athlete. How an athlete develops the power, how efficiently they develop the power, how much power is developed and how the power is controlled and decelerated all play factors on performance as well as prevention of injuries. Improving power is nothing new in the training world, but how we do it has vastly changed over the years. Olympic lifting has been proven to develop power and has been around forever, but is it the best thing for all athletes and all stages of their development? What are the goals of the training program and is the program devised to meet those goals?. Click here to read the rest of the article on pages 14-15.









                             Compete Partners With Intecore Physical Therapy!

We are very pleased to announce that Compete Sports Performance & Rehab has teamed with Intecore Physical Therapy to provide orthopedic and physical therapy services for athletes and patients in the South Orange County area. This alliance will provide sports specific physical therapy for athletes at Compete Sports Performance & Rehab in Lake Forest.  Since its inception four years ago, Compete has helped numerous athletes including two recent NHL draftees, and many professional hockey and soccer players to succeed in their careers. In addition, more than 25 of their clients have committed to college athletic teams.

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Compete is now Using the Halo to Strengthen the Neck and Reduce Concussions

One of the best ways to help prevent concussions is to build a stronger neck. A stronger neck dissipates force from violent contact much more effectively. The Halo builds a stronger neck using horizontal rotary resistance.

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Contact us today for a free trial and see how you can build a stronger neck.