Academic background: During the past 20 years Chris Barnes has built and managed multidisciplinary support teams at the elite level of several sports (Soccer, Rugby League, Basketball)
Research paper: In 1996 he was the first full-time Sports Scientist in the English Premier League, establishing Middlesbrough FC as a a pioneer in what was a new discipline at the time. In subsequent years the model introduced at Middlesbrough was replicated at many other clubs and today Sports Science is at the core of operations across soccer in the UK
Currently: Chris is active on an academic level, regularly publishing papers in peer-reviewed journals, and is a regular speaker at National and International Conferences. Chris has held advisory roles with Catapult Sports, Nike, and Red Bull, as well as working closely with UEFA and CAF to deliver education programmes for performance staff. Additionally, he works closely with several National Associations (e.g. Iceland, Turkey, Slovakia) to support Coach Education programmes in the area of Physical Performance for Football.
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