Colts Continue Partnership with Sports Medicine & Mind to Muscle Strength & Conditioning Centre

The Barrie Colts announce their Sports Science & Performance Department for the 2022-23 season.

The Barrie Colts have partnered once again with Sports Medicine & Mind to Muscle Strength & Conditioning Centre to lead the team’s Sports Science and Performance Department.

Keeping players healthy and performing at their best is the ultimate goal of the Sports Science program. To achieve this goal, the Sports Science team will put players through various tests including fitness testing, on-ice skill testing, and sweat testing to establish player baselines. From there, players will be provided with key resources to maximize on-ice performance, including physical care, nutritional support and mental/emotional coaching. The Sport Science team will perform daily and weekly player monitoring to ensure players are performing at their best and reducing their risk of injury. 

“I am very excited to continue this program and I could not have done it without our great partners Sports Medicine and Mind to Muscle. As the Head Athletic Therapist, I am very impressed with this program, and I’m excited to contribute to its ongoing success.” commented Barrie Colts Head Athletic Therapist and Strength Coach, Keith Kling. “I am grateful for this partnership and hope it allows us to gain the competitive edge,” he added. The Barrie Colts have also added Dr. Timothy Rindlisbacher this season as Team Physician.

Sports Science departments have become very prevalent at the professional level, with teams like the Toronto Maple Leafs leading the way. The Colts believe that this program will help with player development and performance, and play a significant role in our ultimate goal of bringing a championship home to Barrie.

“Our league is highly competitive and we look to find every advantage we can get, whether big or small. This program allows us to to help make our players better on & off the ice.” Commented Head Coach & GM, Marty Williamson.

The Barrie Colts are pleased to partner with Sports Medicine and Mind to Muscle, with whom we’ve had a tremendous relationship since our inception. The Colts have selected Sports Medicine and Mind to Muscle as they are an industry leaders in athletic performance and injury care for over 33 years. Rick Schaly, Program Coordinator of the Sport Science Program, noted “We’re proud to work so closely with the team and continue to evolve the program each year as we follow the latest developments in science and performance.” 

Mind to Muscle is the most successful athletic training centre in Simcoe County, recognized as the facility of choice for athletes committed to maximizing their performance potential. They employ experienced coaches with the highest levels of professional designations and credentials in the field of Strength and Conditioning. Mind to Muscle has been training local athletes for 25 years and provides testing, training and athlete performance programs. 

“We are not dealing with regular teenagers — these are high-level athletes. They need to be pushed, developed and monitored to achieve their maximum potential. When the individual athlete is getting better, so is the team” said Barrie Colts General Manager and Head Coach, Marty Williamson.

Department Staff:

Greg Eskedjian – Director of Sports Science

Keith Kling – Head Athletic Therapist & Strength Coach 

Dr. Timothy Rindlisbacher – Team Physician 

Dr. Gordon Crawford – Team Surgeon 

Rick Schaly – Sport Science Program Coordinator 

Sports Medicine – Official Team Clinic 

Mind to Muscle – Official Team Training Centre & Sport Science Partner

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