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Be ready Hockey Offseason Development

"creating better humans, scholars, athletes"

Program outline

The Be Ready Hockey Program is a program designed by owner Blake Hackbarth compiled of years of development research as well as years of trial & error developing the best possible off-season development model while still allowing kids to be kids.

The session dates/times are located in the calendar.


  • 8 weeks (July 7th, 2024 - September 5th, 2024)

  • 8 hour-long off-ice strength and conditioning

  • 5 hour-long off-ice skating fundamental strength, and conditioning development

  • 3 hour-long on-ice sessions

  • ​​16 total hours of training​


  • $40/session

  • $640/total

  • Sing up before June 16 and receive $80 off!

  • Need to pay in installments? When registering click "Pay with Affirm" to break your payments into installments!


  • Groups split up by age and skill level as close as possible

Added Benefits

  • Professional coaching

  • Small player-to-coach ratio to expedite development (typically in the range of 3.5:1)

  • Developing not just better hockey players but humans, and scholars as well. Your kids are going to learn the value of hard work and having good manners!

  • Strength, speed, and stick skills will VASTLY improve

  • Discount to private training sessions away from the group setting

  • Start and end progress reports to track development


  • The off-ice skills sessions will take place at the House of Hockey

  • Strength and conditioning will take place at Prairie Hill Park

Refund Policy

  • No refunds will be given out under any circumstance

What People Say About the Be Ready Hockey Program...

"Not only did Sam make the A team, but he was a pivotal player on his football team this year. The hours he spent with you paid off in so many ways! The boys are already asking to work with you during the season if their schedules allow for it. You are doing great things - keep it up!"

"Aiden made the Peewee A team, and he's ecstatic. He said he did it because of your training. So thank you for working with him so much!"

"He busted his butt. He isn't one of the top-tier kids and he knows it but he loves to play and works at getting better every day."

"Hi- I wanted to reach out and thank you! Brock will be sending a card.  Brock worked hard this summer with you and aside from the hockey skills, I believe you helped him believe he could elevate himself and he did! For the first time, Brock made the B team. He is excited and knows he has to continue to work hard. This is a big deal for him and his personal goals and we know you had a hand in helping him grow! 
Thank you!!"

"He’s made the peewee A. I was actually going to be reaching out to you! 2 of the evaluators made a comment to us about how good Finn looked and how much faster. We give all that credit to working with you this summer!"

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I have a conflict this week, can I switch groups just this one week?

No, these sessions are broken up by age. Not only will it not help the development of the child that is moving groups if we move a bantam into a group of mites there is the possibility of injury.

My child can't make all the sessions, can I pay for just the ones that I'm able to?

Within reason... If you let Fox Valley Hockey Training know 3 WEEKS in advance or BEFORE signing up we're willing to work things out. We can't facilitate the scenario where someone forgets or hits traffic and then is looking for a discount.

Do you offer any discounts?

Yes, we offer an early registration fee which can be found under the "Program Overview" earlier on this page.

Can I be refunded for the sessions my child misses?

No, Fox Valley Hockey Training pays a fee to our rink partners based on how many athletes are SUPPOSED to be on the ice.

I didn't realize how many conflicts in the schedule I would have before signing up, can I move my registration to a different service of yours (ie. private shooting lessons, strength training, etc.)

No, Fox Valley Hockey Training pays a fee to our rink partners based on how many athletes are SUPPOSED to be on the ice. As soon as your registration is received the money is allocated to various means and cannot be recouped by Fox Valley Hockey Training to give back to you. Please check your calendar before signing up.

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