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Due to the closing of BU through the summer we are making contingency plans for all BU Development Camps.
We have tentative locations identified in MA and are patiently awaiting further guidelines from President Trump and Governor Baker.
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Due to the closing of BU through the summer we are making contingency plans for all BU Development Camps. We have tentative locations identified in MA and are patiently awaiting further guidelines from President Trump and Governor Baker.
CLICK HERE FOR COVID19 UPDATES

Tracking Rebounds in The Dirty Area

Oct 24 Tip: Tracking Rebounds in The Dirty Area

  • Rebounds account for roughly 25% of all goals scored in hockey
  • By far the most likely way to score
  • Tracking rebounds is a NEGLECTED SKILL
  • But not neglected at The Battle Camp or any Pro Ambitions Camp
  • From the youngest camper to the oldest AAA Elite camper we engrain tracking rebounds in every single player
  • I cannot tell you how many times a youth player (even highly skilled AAA Elite players) take a beautiful shot and then STOP exactly when  they should be skating as fast as they can to the net
  • I don’t even want them watching to see where their shot goes, let them listen, don’t take that extra half second to watch, get MOVING right to the net for THE REBOUND
  • Goals matter
  • That is how we win
  • We teach players to go into the dirty area and track rebounds
  • We teach the little campers to skate as fast as they can to the net after they take a shot and actually tap the net, this muscle memory of rushing the net becomes engrained in their way of playing hockey
  • Forever
  • Any coaches who are reading this…focus on tracking rebounds in every practice in the dirty areas
  • The corners and the front of the net are the dirty areas
  • Goals scored from there are not pretty but effective
  • Goals in tight from deflections and rebounds win games
  • The game has changed, not a lot of pretty goals are scored from the blueline anymore
  • We train players to get their sticks right in the MIDDLE OF THE CHAOS in front of the net
  • In closing, there was a youth coach once trying to justify cutting a kid from a Varsity Team, a sniper who scored the most goals during try outs. The kid and parents were  told “goals don’t matter.” That is one for the ages. That was when I knew I had heard it all .YES they do.
  • Prove them wrong kids, whoever “them” is
  • Fun Fact: my favorite costume as a kid: Hockey Player. Because I was always rushing to get out trick or treating coming straight from practice or a game. My neighbors would say ” Jeff come on not again!”

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