The purpose of North Shore Hockey Development Academy (NSHDA) is to provide a training ground for elite hockey players to master their craft. NSHDA is derived from the recognition that to build high-level athletes it takes quality repetitions and advanced

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2020 Elite Summer Hockey Camp

Camp is set to start on June 8th!

We are currently in the process of identifying committed hockey players to train during the summer of 2020. The North Shore Hockey Development Academy (NSHDA) Elite Summer Hockey Camp will run from June 8th to July 30th.  The camp will take place at Heartland Ice Arena. The camp will run each week Monday through Thursday (4 days).

The purpose of NSHDA's Elite Summer Camp is to provide a training ground for elite hockey players to master their craft over the summer.  The coaches on the Ice will be Ryan Taylor, Tony Gill, and Brett Lebda.  NSHDA is derived from the recognition that to build high level athletes it takes quality repetitions and advanced techniques. Hockey skills will be taught in a repetitive manner making the core fundamentals second nature so players can execute in competition. This summer camp is for players who inspire to play at an elite level and are committed to the game of hockey.


This training routine will focus on core aspects of the game for nine weeks. Focus will be on skating/edges, passing, stick handling, shooting, defensive plays, offensive plays, and small area battles. Coaching emphasis will be on technique, repetition, constant feedback, and mastering of the skill. Each player will receive a NSHDA jersey.


The Bantam, Peewee, and Squirt Levels will have a daily off-ice dry land program.  Midgets will also have the opportunity to do off-ice training this year as well.  The enhanced off-ice program will be led by High Performance Training in their state of the art facility at Heartland Ice Arena.  High Performance Training is the new partner of NSHDA.  We believe the HPT program will help elevate players to reach a higher level. The off-ice program will build strength, speed, and agility for on ice play. 


Goalies will have specific instruction three days per week by GDI team who focus on breaking down the goaltending position into a logical sequence of progressions with customized, personal evaluations for each goalie. 


Training throughout the whole summer will allow players to make significant gains on and off the ice.  NSHDA camp runs during off-peak hours leaving time for other sports at night and on the weekends.  The following are the weeks and times of the camp:



Week 1

June 8 - 11


Week 2

June 15 - 18


Week 3

June 22 - 25


Week 4

June 29 - July 2

Email to Confirm Space

Week 5

July 6 - 9

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Week 6

July 13 - 16

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Week 7

July 20 - 23

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Week 8

July 27 - 30

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Email Tony Gill at: if interested in participation of a specific week/age group when there is a specific notification.

You may be put on a waiting list, but Tony Gill will let you know.



Ice Time

Dry Land


7:30 am - 9:00 am

9:10 am - 10:10 am


9:10 am - 10:40 am

10:50 am - 11:50 am


10:50 am - 12:20 pm

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm


12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

2:10 pm - 3:10 pm



Midget age group (On-Ice Only):

8 Weeks


7 Weeks


6 weeks


5 weeks


4 weeks 


3 weeks 


2 weeks 


1 week 



Midget/ Bantam/ Peewee/ Squirt age group:


8 Weeks


7 Weeks 


6 weeks 


5 weeks 


4 weeks 


3 weeks 


2 weeks 


1 week




Camp Location:

Heartland Ice Arena

7384 Lincoln Avenue

Lincolnwood, IL 60712



Reopening Guidelines:

With Illinois looking to enter Phase 3 of reopening we are gearing up to start the NSHDA Summer Hockey Camp on June 8th.    


We will be following the guidelines set forth by the State of Illinois for Phase 3. 

  • Please register ASAP as we will be limiting the number of players per a group per a week in order to follow the state guidelines.  All campers will need to be registered before camps begin in order for us to prepare proper staffing and grouping of players for each session. 
  • The Camp times will run at the times that we have set. 
  • Within each session the ice will be split into groups of a maximum of 9 players and 1 coach.  For each level we will do our best to group the players with similar abilities.
  • The off-ice sessions will also be split into groups of a maximum of 9 players and 1 coach.
  • Social distancing will be employed in the drills we do on the ice and off the ice.
  • We will communicate how we want the players to enter and exit the rink prior to the first day of camp.  
  • We will set up spaces within the rink for players to dress while still being able to properly social distance.
  • Parents will not be allowed in the rink to spectate in order to limit the number of people in the building.  We understand younger players might need their parent to tie their skates.  In this case parents must wear a mask when they come into the building but we encourage parents to have their players dress at home if this is the case.
  • Heartland Ice Arena will continue to have the facility deep cleaned and sanitized 7 nights a week using medical grade cleaning supplies. 
  • Heartland Ice Arena will continue to deep clean and sanitize common areas, high touch areas, and hard surfaces to provide a safe and clean facility.


We look forward to starting camp this summer and providing an outlet for kids to enjoy the sport they love.



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