BSC has partnered with Sports Medicine and Mind to Muscle who together have 31 years’ experience providing injury care, treatment and rehabilitation. Mind to Muscle, who is integrated into the Sports Medicine model provides athletes a wide range of services to develop athletes and enhance performance. The team at Mind to Muscle provides Sport Nutrition, Mental performance training, performance analysis including FMS, and SFMA, Concussion Management & Fitness testing and has a team of highly qualified, experienced strength and performance coaches from professionals who have also played soccer.
The professional and educational support team in the BSC partnership with Mind to Muscle includes; Athletic Therapists, Sport Physiotherapists, Sport Chiropractors, Kinesiologists, Masters in Exercise Science, Masters in Nutrition, Sport Medicine degree and all coaches are Strength and Conditioning Certified Specialists (CSCS).
The Barrie Soccer Club is partnering with Complete Concussion Management (CCMI), Sports Medicine and Mind2Muscle in sharing the following Concussion Awareness module:
Notwithstanding this module and our partnerships with Mind2Muscle, Sports Medicine and Complete Concussion Management (CCMI), the Barrie Soccer Club strongly recommends that team officials, parents and players need to monitor potential signs of concussion including balance difficulties, dizziness, nausea or headaches after a collision or a hard fall. In the event of any or all of these signs, immediately remove the player from play. The player should seek independent medical advice through a qualified service provider, their personal physician, walk in clinic or emergency services noting the nature of their injury so that medical personnel can properly conduct analysis that may include a neurological exam with special attention to the assessment of cognition, memory and balance.
A great resource on concussion Management is the following website:
Please review the BSC Concussion Policy and Return to Play Requirements that are posted under About/Rules & Regulations.
As part of our partnership with Sports Medicine, they have recommended a Sports Medicine Physician, now available for Barrie Soccer Club members!
Along with Dr. Gabor, Dr. Katherine Nanos, a Sports Medicine Physician, is also available for Barrie Soccer Club members!
Dr. Nanos has worked with athletes competing in a variety of different sports, at a variety of levels; from “weekend warriors” to professional athletes (NFL, MLB, NBA), swimmers to soccer players. Dr. Nanos also commonly uses ultrasound as an extension of her physical examination to aid in formulating a diagnosis.
Mental Wellness & Self Care
In 2017, The Barrie Soccer Club was the first organization in Ontario to run several workshops for coaches and parents, to provide education on the importance of Mental Health for athletes, through a a new initiative called "Expand The Reach". There are excellent resources on mental health for athletes on their website.
Most recently the BSC has partnered with M2M, and for the entire month of April 2021 we are offering Mental Health Awareness webinars for our competitive players.
Here are some additional resources on Mental Health.
The Barrie Soccer Club has implemented a Drug Awareness program for players U13-18. As part of this program we run an online training module which each player must complete.
Please check out these videos that give some insight into this subject.
Their newly launched Youth Athlete Development program (YAD) run by Mind to Muscle is designed to build an athlete’s aerobic base, functional strength, balance, coordination, agility and speed within the long-term development model. These fitness fundamentals ultimately allow players to train specific muscles recruited in soccer, while also helping them reduce injuries, improve performance and overall enjoyment, while working together with their teammates. Individual athletes can attend these sessions to augment their training. M2M training programs are conducted by an experienced strength and conditioning coach, with advanced industry credentials in a state-of-the-art 3200 sq. ft. training facility at 500 Huronia Road, Barrie.
In addition, the athlete benefits include sport nutrition, mental performance and advance testing in a facility that provides one stop integrated services. Mind to Muscle is widely known as the choice for Professional, OHL, NCAA and competitive athletes in the region.
To launch the program, BSC players can join the YAD program in advance of winter training. For more information, call 705-737-5097, or Mind to Muscle programs can be found at .
You can also follow them on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram): @m2mbarrie.