Steve Barnes

Nacionalidad: English, Spanish / Spaniard
American Citizen: No
Pasaporte Comunitario: Yes
Posición Jugador:2- Hooker
Altura: 175
Peso: 102

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    I have been playing for VRAC RUGBY in Valladolid Spain for the last 9 seasons.
    Where I have won EIGHT league titles, TWO Iberian super cups, SEVEN super
    cups and TWO kings cups.
    I am currently taking a break for personal reasons but have been training and
    have also been called back up to SPAIN XV.
    I am looking for a NEW Club, a NEW Challenge and maybe progress further in
    my coaching career.

    VRAC Valladolid Rugby Division de Honor 2011-19 – 8 TIMES LEAGUE
    Rugby Club Hilversum Dutch National Ereklaase Champions 2010-11
    National Dutch 7’s champions 2011
    Amsterdam Heineken 7’s Boot Winners 2010
    Cinderford RFC national one rugby 2006-2010
    Hartpury and Gloucestershire academies 2006-2009
    South England Colleges RL & South England Lion Hearts RL 2008
    Hartpury BUCS national Champions 2009,2008,2007
    Clevedon Rugby National Three south 2003 -2006
    Bristol Shoguns & Rugby academy Filton college 2003 – 2005
    British colleges Cup Champions 2004-05
    Somerset counties U21, Men’s
    Gloucester U17, U18, U19

    BSc Sports Conditioning and Coaching
    BSc Sports science and Education Studies
    Diploma in sports science

    I have been organizing tours, youth development sessions, working as a local
    community rugby coach, and working with top clubs like Bristol rugby to
    further both my coaching experience and share my knowledge to young up
    and coming players

    I would describe myself as a very active player with a great understanding of the
    game. I am very fit and agile, and like to carry the ball. I am very strong in defense
    (There are no easy yards past me). I am especially strong on the floor priding myself
    on turnovers or slowing down ball while also being very disciplined.
    I am an extremely good scrummager, with a proven record of stealing possession
    against the head. I am extremely technical: in the set-up, winning the hit, and the
    drive. Without a doubt the best scrummaging pack this year turning all oppositions
    in the Spanish Premiership and rated as the best scrummaging hooker in the league,
    hence being called up to the Spanish XV
    I am an excellent line out thrower. I would call myself a lineout specialist. I study
    lineouts from all across the globe, as well as creating both attacking and defensive
    platforms of my own. I understand the importance of regaining and stealing position
    at every set piece. I ensure through my training and preparations that this is as
    certain as possible. My typical personal training week will involve 2×45 min personal
    complex throwing sessions. One opposition set piece analysis session and a
    forward meeting to follow. Although separate, its focus is bringing something more
    to normal trainings.
    In attacking platforms, I am aware of my job and the dynamics of the situations at
    all times. I am extremely effective and strong in the maul. A main strength is looking
    after the ball from the back. Composed and collective, never failing to gain
    advantage or points. In defense I threaten any attack instantly and directly, adapting
    to the circumstances to cause an immediate halt to their proceedings.
    In open play I perform my job, when at the same time being aware of opportunities
    around me. I run strong and direct with ball in hand over the game line. I look to
    work with the back line to hit lines infield given the opportunity. I am continually
    looking to be effective and a threat (support, dummy lines, ball carries, etc.).
    I add to a team both with my experiences and with my Leadership qualities. I am
    also a Winner with a proven track record of winning Competitions/ Cups. I adapt
    and excel in every environment to ensure that I win everything possible. I am a
    particularly hard worker at trainings. I thoroughly believe that you don’t bring out
    a performance. You perform as you are as a person. Your game day performance
    is a reflection of your training effects. “I live my performance so that it becomes a
    part of who I am.” 99 percent is just not good enough.


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