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Joe Bertagna demonstrates to goalies at final day of Burlington Ice Palace camp on August 7. Next camp coming up: Pingree School on the week of August 17-21 as Joe's 42nd summer wraps up.
Joe Bertagna (center) accepts his recognition award from Molly Schaus and Brian Daccord on May 16.
Bertagna Recognized for Career in Goaltending Study!
Joe Bertagna, director of Bertagna Goaltending, was recognized for his years of research and study of the position of goaltending on May 16 during the first symposium held by the Foundation for Goaltending Research and Education.

Founded by Brian Daccord and directed by Olympian Molly Schaus, the FGRE operates out of a new facility in Woburn, Massachusetts.
Joe Bertagna has announced the spring/summer goalie school schedule for 2015. Come be part of our 42nd year of teaching hockey!
Here are the locations we will visit in 2015:

March Adult Women's Hockey Clinics
Sundays, March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 ($150) from 12:10-1:10 p.m.
at the Holland Arena in Woburn, MA
This is a fun clinic in a mini-rink (real ice) that will provide 30 minutes of drills and instruction, followed by 30 minutes of 3 vs. 3 scrimmage.
Limited to 12 Skaters and 2 Goalies
Cost: $150 (Goalies: Half Price $75; Limit Two Goalies)
(Download Application For More Information)

Goalie Instruction:

NE Sports Center in Marlboro, MA
Co-Directed by Mike Geragosian
July 13-16 from 12:00 noon-2:00 pm
(Four Days)
Cost: $320 (Download Application)

The Ice Palace in Burlington, MA
August 3-4 from 1:00-3:00 pm
(Five Days)
Cost: $350 (Download Application)

The Pingree School in Hamilton, MA
August 17-21 from 4:50-6:50 pm
(Five Days)
Cost: $350 (Download Application)

Special Wednesday Night "Once-a-Week" Sessions
MicroIce in North Andover, MA
July 8, 15, 22, 29; August 5, 12, 19, 26 from 6:00-7:00 pm
Cost: $60/session if doing 4 or more; $70 for individual sessions
("walk-ons": $70 per session; scheduling can be flexible)
(Download Application)
Fall 2014 Handouts
Hey Goalies: Think about these things for a minute, will you?
(PDF Format)

Goaltending Newsletter, Issue #1: Dropping to the Ice: When and Why?
(PDF Format)

Goaltending Newsletter, Issue #2: Dropping to the Ice: When and Why?
(PDF Format)

Goaltending Newsletter, Issue #3: What does it mean to "know how to play goal"?
(PDF Format)
In-Season Small-Ice Instruction by Bertagna Hockey Staff!!
photoThe staff of Bertagna Goaltending is available for small-ice training at the beautiful Holland Arena in Woburn, MA. Two programs are available:

GOALIES — Joe will return for his weekly Sunday afternoon clinics. These are scheduled for 12:10-1:10 on Sundays in late September, October & November and again in January & February.

Cost of these sessions:

Option #1: Pay in advance for four sessions and pay just a total $195.
Option #2: Fewer than four sessions paid in advance = $60 per session.

ADULT WOMEN HOCKEY PLAYERS — Joe will again direct clinics for adult women players, all ages, all positions. These are scheduled for 12:10-1:10 on the five Sundays in March. Each hour will consist of 30 minutes of instruction and 30 minutes of 3 vs. 3 scrimmage. Cost for this March program: $120 total.

Questions: contact Joe at either or 978-376- 5494.

Click here for the registration form and additional information!!

Announcing a new instructional DVD from Joe Bertagna!
photoFormer Boston Bruins goalie coach Joe Bertagna has completed his fourth DVD for Championship Productions of Ames, IA. This one is titled, "Goaltending Today: Traditional Values through New Techniques." Filmed this summer with former NHL netminder Mike Morrison, and enhanced this winter with UMass goalie coach Mike Buckley, this DVD shows how many of the newer techniques employed by today's top goalies are used to reach familiar goals of proper positioning and puck control.

Click here for more information and to download an order form!!

Mike Morrison
Former NHL goaltender Mike Morrison will continue in a leading role in working many in-season clinics for Bertagna Goaltending. Mike, who attended Joe’s clinics as a youngster out of Medford, MA, went on to an outstanding career in prep school (St. Sebastian’s), college (the University of Maine) and the National Hockey League (Edmonton, Ottawa, and Phoenix.)
We have seen quite a few changes in the instruction we have offered for almost four decades. At first, we only coached goalies and our goalie clinics are still what occupies our staff the most. But even the goalie instruction has changed. Families are not content with limiting their instruction to a single week in the summer. They want help all year round. They might want to attend once a week instead of five straight days. With costs and busy family schedules, they might want a shorter clinic. And they want personalized attention. And so we have adapted to give familes what they want.

We also have worked to stay "current." With the addition of younger staff, recently out of college or professional hockey, we have made sure to stay up with changes in the game. Joe and his staff are available year-round for youth hockey organizations. We now offer a variety of summer sessions, Three-day, four-day and five-day options are available, as is a once-a-week option. We are also busier in the fall and winter than ever before. And each spring, we offer instruction for adult women hockey players (not just goalies) as interest in women's hockey has really taken off.

We hope you consider one of the many options we offer, all of which are designed to help you play better and enjoy the game more. The fact that we are in our 38th year is living testimony to what thousands of hockey players have enjoyed by coming to us for instruction.

Have Joe or His Staff Observe Your Game

Joe or a staff member will attend and observe a game and write up a detailed analysis of what you have to work on. To arrange for this service, contact Joe at

Calder Cup
Bertagna Goaltending staff member Andrew Huntoon hoists the AHL Calder Cup. Huntoon is employed by the Manchester Monarchs, 2015 AHL Champs.

Contact Joe Bertagna at 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

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