Pre-Prep Skill Development

with Prep School Head Varsity Coaches Tim Joncas (Westminster School) and Rob Gagnon (former Cushing Academy)

Coaches Tim Joncas & Rob Gagnon

August 12-15, 2019
Afternoons: 1:00 - 4:15 pm
ISCC, Simsbury

For birth years 2009 and older

Athletes will be grouped by age and ability.

(Create a full-day camp by combining with the morning Understanding & Playing a Stronger Mental Game camp and receive a significant discount!)

Program Highlights

Coaches Tim Joncas and Rob Gagnon possess a wealth of experience and knowledge developing skills to help Prep School athletes succeed. Both coaches offer an amazing mix of character development and ice hockey skill enhancement to the athletes that train with them. The objective of this program is to help young athletes understand what is needed to start down the path that will support their chances in playing at the Prep School level in the future.

Coach Gagnon is currently an advisor to Prep School ice hockey players hoping to play at the next level following a very successful tenure as Head Varsity Coach at Cushing Academy. Coach Joncas is currently the Athletic Director and Head Varsity Coach at Westminster School. Coach Joncas is also a program consultant to Total Team Development ( TTD has been providing dedicated programs for Prep School Varsity teams across New England. In August 2019, he will also be bringing elements from those camps to youth players at ISCC.

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Daily Schedule

  • 1:00 pm - Check in
  • 1:10 to 1:55 pm -
    Off-ice seminar/video to discuss and understand daily skills development
  • 2:15 to 3:10 pm -
    Focus on offensive and defensive skating and skill development
  • 3:20 to 4:15 pm -
    Developing player tactics ending with utilization in small area games

Program Fees

  • Forwards and Defensemen: $365

  • Goalies: $120

  • Full-Day Option: Combine this camp with our morning Stronger Mental Game camp
    $595 for forwards/defensemen or $150 for goalies

  • Full-day campers will need to bring and be responsible for their own lunch. Campers can eat at rink with a member of the camp staff.

Limited enrollment. Previous camps have sold out! Register early to ensure participation.

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Afternoon Registration:
Pre-Prep Skill Development

Full-Day Option:
Combines Both
Morning (Stronger Mental Game) & Afternoon (Pre-Prep Skills) Sessions

Primary Staff

Coach Tim Joncas

  • Former Player & Team Captain,
    Trinity College
  • Head Coach, Westminster School
    Boys' Varsity
  • Athletic Director, Westminster School
  • Over 15 years youth coaching experience

Coach Rob Gagnon

Coaching Background:
  • 10 years at Cushing as head Coach
    • Top 10 in New England Prep Rankings 9 out of 10 years
    • Large school Champions '12/13
  • 2 Years at Hebron Academy (New England D2 Champs, Coach of the Year)
    • Hockey Night in Boston Prep Coach of the Year
  • 2 years at Conard High School, West Hartford, CT
  • 4 years part time at Avon Old Farms
  • 7 years with Northern CT Wings
Playing Background:
  • 4 year scholarship University of New Hampshire (Hockey East)
  • Frozen 4 participant (3 time NCAA D1 tournament)
  • US National Select 17 Team, 1992
  • 3 years Varsity at Avon Old Farms (New England Champion, New England Prep Player of the Year 1994, Hartford Whaler Player of the Year 1994)

Program Director –
Ken Dixon, President, Breakaway Hockey

  • Level 4 USA Hockey Certified
  • Former Player, US Military Academy
  • Over 35 years youth coaching experience
  • Camp Director since 1995