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History of Excel Sports Performance Academy


Excel Sports Performance Academy came to life in May 2020, during the global pandemic of COVID-19. With years of experience and collaboration, Tony and Chris both realized that they could make a difference in a multitude of ways by providing Athletic Training Services. Through best practices, our innovative approach and education, our team members will have the clinical skill based knowledge to provide various schools and organizations the highest quality of healthcare to the athletic population.


Excel Sports Performance Academy's

mission is to provide the highest quality of athletic training service to all organizations by utilizing professional Ethics, Skills, Prevention, and Action for successful sports medicine outcomes.

Christopher Napoli, MS, ATC

Chris is currently in his 12th year as an Athletic Trainer. During Chris’s time as an Athletic Trainer, he has provided care to numerous athletes ranging from youth to professional. During his young professional career Chris has served in various capacities as an Athletic Trainer, but his passion is with working with youth athletes. Chris currently serves as the Head Athletic Trainer for Garden City High School, as well as an independent consultant for Major League Soccer (MLS) as a medical spotter.


When Chris is not clinically practicing as an Athletic Trainer, he is often found in the classroom at Hofstra University educating future Athletic Trainers as a faculty member in their Athletic Training Program. Chris has lectured in many professional and community sports medicine events to promote injury prevention.


Chris enjoys giving back to the community as he volunteers in various programs throughout the County and State level. He currently serves as an active member of the USA Hockey Player Safety committee (New York District), as well as a member of the National Athletic Trainers Association AT Care commission, and in New York, as the committee chairperson for Membership and Nominations for the New York State Athletic Trainers Association.

Anthony Marra, MS, ATC

Tony is currently in his 34th year as an Athletic Trainer. During Tony’s years as an Athletic Trainer he has served as a full-time faculty member at Long Island University. Tony’s clinical experience includes working at the high school, collegiate, professional and even at the Olympic levels of sport. Tony has had the honor to work with the 1986 Stanley Cup Champion New York Islanders, New York Mets, as well as professional boxing.


Tony’s most memorable moment came in 1996, where he was selected to work alongside the members of the United States of America Olympic Wrestling team.

With 27 years of experience in the secondary school setting, Tony currently serves as the Head Athletic Trainer for St. Dominic High School and is the schools co-director of the concussion management program, member of the schools health and safety advisory committee, the sports medicine consultant for the parents organization and CYO sports programs (K-8). Tony currently serves as the Head Athletic Trainer for Nassau County and New York State Public High School State Wrestling Championships.


Tony volunteers for various organizations as a current member of the New York State Amateur Hockey Association East section Player Safety representative, the National Athletic Trainers Association AT Care commission, and the NYSATA Secondary school committee.

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