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About Blake Hackbarth

For whatever reason, hockey is a sport that breeds successful humans better than any other sport. Whether that's through the comradery, accountability, or the work ethic it takes to be successful; it just works. Why am I the most qualified person to help you reach the next level of your career? I played 3 years of Junior hockey in various places after graduating from Hortonville High School in 2016. I continued my hockey career in 2019 by joining my alma mater this time behind the bench as a coach. I live and breathe the game of hockey and work with multiple organizations helping develop as many players as I can including Neenah High School as a coach, Pro Vision Hockey Academy as their Director of Programming, and even getting my feet wet in the pro ranks where I have worked with the SPHL's Knoxville Ice Bears in their front office, I worked as the dedicated skill development coach for Lawrence Universities women's team, and finally as the head coach of the Fox Cities Stars Girls Hockey Program. It is easy to say that I have completely dedicated my time to ensure all of my student-athletes get the opportunity to advance their hockey career or learn a skill that can help them land a job. I can assure you that all of my clients get the absolute best representation possible and are ready to compete at the next level. \

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You know how frustrating it is to find a trainer that is dedicated to hockey players only in the Fox Valley? Well, that's what I do... I want to help each and every athlete that walks through our door to become winners not just at the sport of hockey but in life as well. In fact, I have worked with over 200 athletes from their first time skating to pro hockey all over the world.

 

I always tell athletes... The best players in the world are constantly being coached and trained. The longevity of Tom Brady's career isn't because of his genetics it is because he has had a team of all sorts of trainers whether that is strength, speed, diet, etc pushing him to his limits every day. Why aren't you training the same way?โ€‹

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In my free time, I enjoy golfing, batting cages, shooting baskets, or spending time with my family. I currently live in Appleton with my dogs Montgomery and Memphis.

Program ethics and Values

Blake Hackbarth is extremely dedicated to doing things the right way...

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"I'm not just an outsider coming in for a week running a camp and leaving. I want to develop and continue developing with the kids. I also REFUSE to believe in the "let's get as many kids on the ice, charge them a lot more than the product for an hour of work and then fly back to wherever I'm from" You see some of these camps and it's nothing against them but when I see 50 kids in a "skills setting" you can't tell me that each kid is being developed to their fullest extent it's simply not possible."

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Every athlete will be treated with the utmost respect and pushed in a positive manner. Your child will be held accountable, will clean up after themselves, practice manners, learn to work well with others, have fun, and become better humans, scholars, athletes.

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For Blake Hackbarth's age, he possesses an impressive playing, coaching, and managing resume in the game of hockey. Growing up in the Fox Valley Blake Hackbarth transitioned to the varsity program for Neenah/Hortonville/Menasha where he was part of a record-breaking senior campaign winning 24 straight games. Post high school Blake moved onto the junior ranks where he was fortunate to play on some incredible teams including a trip to the "Frozen Four" as a rookie by his third season he worked his way up to 9th all-time in franchise history for scoring while also being voted captain. When his playing days came to an end he instantly rejoined the Neenah/Hortonville/Menasha hockey program behind the bench while also launching his first company "Recruitment Hockey" which manages high-level hockey players ranging from AAA, Prep, Junior, College, and Pro Hockey. In addition to Recruitment Hockey Blake was tasked with taking over as Program Director/Skills Coach for Pro Vision Hockey Academy in Knoxville, TN which also lead to his first opportunity in the pro ranks working in the front office for the Knoxville Ice Bears of the Southern Professional Hockey League. Following Blake's time in Knoxville he took over as the head coach of the Fox Cities Stars Girls Hockey Program, consistently one of the top programs in the state. Lastly, Blake was added to the Lawrence University staff to take over as the skill development coach. Taking all of this knowledge and passion Fox Valley Hockey Training was born.

 

Listen to Blake's insight when asked "why" he wants to bring this program to the great area of the Fox Valley...

 

"I just want every kid to have the chance to play hockey. It's the greatest sport in the world and pumps out better humans, scholars, athletes like no other.

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I'm happy to be back in the great state of Wisconsin after spending time with the Southern Pro Leagues Knoxville Ice Bears and just really want to give back to the community that helped mold me as a young athlete!

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You simply won't get the results you want practicing for one week in the middle of the summer. Having a program that operates over a period of time is where you'll see the most efficient development. I'm not just some volunteer looking to teach the game. This is the absolute passion that I want to share with the great families of our community.

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That's not a knock on those programs at all because they have done an amazing job but in the most humble way what I've gained from being surrounded by pro hockey players and being a part of the pro team in Knoxville for a full year has completely transformed my life and coaching ability I do feel like there is value there alone. I don't want to outprice the kids but I also want to make sure that I'm only getting serious hockey players. I don't want to "waste" time on kids that just want to have fun. I want every kid I train to move up a level. If they are a C player, I want them to be a B player next year. If they are an A player I want them to put up 150 points.

 

I'm not an outsider that is here for a week, collects a check, and then is gone. I moved back home because I really want to give back to the organization and community that molded me."

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