Laconia, NH. The New England Wolves, proud members of the Eastern Hockey League, have announced an expansion of their Off Ice Coaching & Counseling sessions for the 2017-18 season. Dave Pollak, JD M.Ed, Professor MCIS, New England College & Adjunct Professor, Plymouth State University has been hired to lead the Wolves in their Off Ice Coaching Curriculum. "Dave has been working with students and athletes for the past dozen years in the Lakes Region. His passion is for helping people to achieve excellence by harnessing the power of neuroscience through self-awareness, mental preparation, and behavioral change." Said Wolves GM/ Head Coach Andrew Trimble.
The Wolves " Peak Performance Counseling" will be a 16 week program designed to be sport- specific.
Through this program, participants will
• Set Goals
• Specify metrics
• Identify Roadblocks
• Learn Skills
• Enhance Self-control
• Build Mental Toughness and Confidence
• Become Better Players and Improve Team Cohesion
Each of sixteen 90 minute weekly sessions will involve visual study and/or engaging in a group or individual activity followed by a discussion. Homework consisting of individual or group work to consolidate learning will be expected to be completed and each participants progress will be tracked.
"It has been our focus since Day 1 to provide a complete- picture of development to our athletes." Said Trimble, noting the daily ice time, workouts, and video sessions each Wolves team gets. " Confidence and emotional well- being is as critical a component to development and is too often overlooked."