AREAS OF SPECIALTY.
- Athletic Development Programs
- Strength and Conditioning
- Functional Movement Patterns
- Injury Prevention Training
- Latest Research in Exercise Science
Ex-Professional soccer player, Barry, grew up in Ireland competing in a variety of sports; rugby, tennis, golf and Gaelic football. His passion was found in soccer and he went on to sign his first professional contract aged 17. His on-field playing career, often against more athletic and experienced athletes, gave him a huge appreciation and understanding of what it takes to be successful at the top level.
He coupled this understanding and experience with a degree in Exercise Science. His time off from playing was spent in the classroom and research lab learning from the best in the world of exercise science and human performance. He was involved in numerous innovative studies and also gained valuable experience working with other Professionals and Olympic level athletes. This background set him up to begin carving a path as a Performance coach.
Soccer took him to the States, and he earned a M.Sc. in Performance Enhancement and Injury Prevention. In 2016, he started his Athlete Development business in San Francisco, working with many top level youth athletes in the Bay Area. His goal is to help youths develop the athletic skills needed to play at a high level. Currently he holds the role as Director of Athletic Development for SF's top youth soccer club, tasked with the athletic development of over 250 ambitious youth athletes, through 15 teams.
His sporting and science driven background produce structured and challenging workouts for all of his clients. Barry uses proven approaches to get the most out of every one of his athletes, enhancing movement efficiency and improving function. Whether you're training to compete on the field or in life, Barry believes every one is an athlete in their own right.
- B.Sc. Health & Performance Science at the University College Dublin 2013
- M.Sc. Performance Enhancement & Injury Prevention at California University of Pennsylvania, 2015
- NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist