Expanding the Reach for Mental Wellness for Better Performance in Sport & Life

COACHING VALUES

It’s much more than just the specific sport; it’s about reinforcing positive attitude and lessons for life.

New Path Youth and Family Services, serves all of Simcoe County through nine locations including Bradford, Cookstown, Alliston, Orillia, Collingwood, Midland, and three locations in Barrie. Many of our offices are co-located with other child and youth serving organizations.

 

New Path has many dimensions including direct service delivery to children and adults, resource development and various innovative social enterprise activities. Whatever the dimension, all those associated with New Path work together to create better futures for people and the communities within which they live. As the agency evolves along its path, so does our website. We welcome your comments as we move forward. Please feel free to contact us.

 

Mission of New Path Youth & Family Services

To lead and inspire change – we provide an innovative multiservice approach to meet the mental health needs of children, youth and families.

Mission of New Path Foundation

To lead and inspire change – we develop and manage philanthropic investment and mobilize community support to meet the mental health needs of children, youth and families.

About Expand the Reach

New Path with the support of Morton Youth Services and Vireo Research developed an online qualitative assignment for coaches.

The goal was to understand the different types of behaviours and mental health issues coaches encounter, explore the areas that coaches identify as needing support with, and to examine and define the types of “tools” coaches would consider most valuable.

The Toolkit (expandthereach.ca) was developed to enhance early intervention efforts, and reduce the incidence of youth crime.

Youth activity groups offer a unique “relationship” opportunity between coach and player, and the project aimed to capitalize on this.

Coaches see their role as that of a positive role model who can teach them about: Positive values, hard work, perseverance, teamwork, goal-setting, and healthy competition. Coaches feel it’s much more than just the specific sport; it’s about reinforcing positive attitudes, and lessons for life.