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Join us for our 45th year of hockey camps! We have coached thousands of hockey players since our start in 1974 and we continue to help players of all ages enjoy the game more. Hope to see you. - Joe

THE STAFF

photoJoe Bertagna will be present at each school. A graduate of Harvard University, Joe is considered one of the premiere goalie coaches in the United States today. In the summer of 2016, he was inducted into the Massachusetts Hockey Hall of Fame. A former Harvard goaltender, Joe's resume includes six seasons as goalie coach of the Boston Bruins and he also served in that capacity with the 1994 U.S. Olympic Team. While with Boston, he enjoyed two trips to the Stanley Cup Finals (1988 and 1990). In addition to Joe, more than 15 other coaches will work during the summer of 2018, many drawn from active college and professional goaltenders. Joe works fulltime in college hockey as commissioner of the Hockey East Association and as Executive Director of the American Hockey Coaches Association. Joe's ability to attract college and professional goalies to the staff insures that the most current techniques will be part of the curriculum.

THE BERTAGNA GOALTENDING PHILOSOPHY

For all that Joe has accomplished in college hockey, Joe first made his name as a goalie coach. Joe Bertagna believes in emphasizing the mental aspects of playing goal, while covering all fundamentals on the ice as well. While techniques have changed over the years, the importance of positioning and rebound control remain the building blocks of the position. Goalies will receive age-appropriate instruction from New England's best staff.

YOUTH PROGRAM GOALTENDING INSTRUCTION

Joe Bertagna and his staff are available to work with youth hockey programs during the winter. During the winter of 2017-18, Joe helped teams from the following programs: Beverly Youth Hockey, Billerica Youth Hockey, Cape Ann Youth Hockey, The Governor's Academy, Marblehead YHA, Central Mass Outlaws, and Top Gun. Joe also serves as goalie coach for Marblehead H.S. and Governor's Academy girls and the St. Sebastian's School boys. Joe will tailor a program for your needs. On-ice clinics. Game observations. Tryout evaluations. If you are interested in any of these services, contact Joe at jbertagna@comcast.net.

JOE'S DVDs

Championship Productions of Ames, Iowa, hired Joe to produce a series of instructional DVDs on goaltending. They are available at a discounted rate for Joe's clientele. DVDs are available at Joe's schools and can also be ordered through Joe's web site bertagnagoaltending.com.

THE ADULT WOMEN'S SPRING SKILLS CLINIC

Now well into its second decade, the Adult Women's Spring Skills Clinic has been a huge hit, sold out annually and featuring a high percentage of returning attendees each year. Joe, who was the first head coach of Harvard University's women's team, co-directs this clinic on 10 consecutive spring Monday nights at The Edge in Bedford. His co-directors are 1972 Olympian Stu Irving and longtime Arlington H.S. coach Bob Bartholomew. Approximately 25 skaters and 2-4 goalies sign up each year for ten 80-minute sessions. It is a lot of fun and a good learning environment. Joe's college hockey contacts make it possible for some of New England's top female coaches to join the regular staff on a weekly basis!

FACILITIES

The following rinks will be used this spring and summer: BEDFORD, MA: The Edge Sports Center (Spring Adult Women's Skills Clinic); BURLINGTON, MA: Ice Palace (Goalie Clinic); BEVERLY, MA: Endicott College's Bourque Arena (Goalie Clinic); NORTH ANDOVER, MA: MicroIce Center (Goalie Clinic).

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OPTIONS AND RATES

GOALIES: 5-Day Goalie Sessions: $375; Wednesday Goalie Nights in No. Andover: $65/session for four or more; $75 walk-ons (when not full). Goalie Applications must be accompanied by a non-refundable (unless medical reasons) $150 deposit with the balance due on camp first day.

ADULT WOMEN: Spring Hockey Skills Clinic for adults of all ages and skill levels. About 25 skaters with 2-4 goalies. (Monday nights at The Edge in Bedford from April 11-June 13, 7:10-8:30 pm): $300. Entire amount needed for Spring Women's Clinic.

DOLLARS & CENTS

Due to an increase in families requesting late changes, there are NO refunds after July 1. Any family sending more than one member or anyone signing up for two weeks will receive a $25 discount on the second application.

ALSO NOTE...

This is NOT a boarding camp. Joe will provide lists of motels and hotels close to each rink upon request (as well as directions to each rink.)

QUESTIONS?

Call Joe at his Hockey East Office via 781-245-2122 (days) or on his cell (978-376-5494).

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Contact Joe Bertagna at jbertagna@comcast.net with any questions about our camps or other instruction.
Bertagna Goaltending On the Road

The staff of Bertagna Goaltending can visit your youth organization.

If your organization is interested in Joe's services, contact Joe at jbertagna@comcast.net.


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