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Jamming Face-Offs to Beat the Clamp

When jamming on the face-offs, I like to move my hands slightly closer together so that they are 8-6 inches apart. I like to really make the jam with my shaft and left hand. The jam is effective because most F/O men have very flexible heads.

To do this, I make sure to come over the ball with the space between my hands. I want to keep my hands and shaft low, so that I barely miss the ball as I come over it. My main aiming point, the true point of contact that I focus on, is meeting the wide part of my opponents head with my left hand. After I have jammed the opponents head back, it is important to get the ball off of the X quickly, either with my shaft or my closed hands.

I tend to use the jam when an opponent is beating me with their clamp. Every great face-off man needs to have 2 to 3 solid moves that they can go to just in case their best move isn’t working,or they want to give their opponent a different look. A jam is perfect because it counters a clamp, which the main move of most FO men.

Work on it this week and try it out, you may consider adding the jam to your face-off arsenal!