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Cassiano Costa

Physical Conditioning Coach
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About Cassiano Costa

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Cassiano Costa joined the IMG Academy Athletic and Personal Development program in 2012. Before joining IMG Academy, Cassiano was a Strength & Conditioning Coach for a number of professional players on the ATP and WTA Tours, including Thomas Bellucci and Vera Zvonareva. He has enjoyed much success in his coaching career. He won the national soccer championships with Corinthians in 2005 and the national Under 17 soccer championship with Palmeiras. Flavio Saretta, Jamea Jackson, Thomaz Bellucci, Vera Zvonareva, and Gastao Elias all won during his time with them.


  • Master's Degree in Sports Injury Prevention at the University of Galicia
  • Specialist in tennis biomechanics at Federal University in Sao Paulo
  • Bachelor's Degree in Sports Science at the University of Sao Paulo


  • Helped train professional players such as Thomas Bellucci (reached personal singles best ranking #21during his time with Costa), Flavio Saretta, Jamea Jackson, Gastao Elias and Vera Zvonareva (reached 2nd best player in the world and 2 grand slam finals while training with Costa)
  • Head Strength Coach at soccer clubs in Brazil (Corinthians and Palmeiras) and in Holland (AFC Ajax)


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