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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2021 NSHDA Holiday Defense Academy


Coach Lebda’s “Defense Academy”

NSHDA is excited to announce coach Lebda will be conducting a specialized defensive training camp this holiday season.  The defensive development camp will focus on the defensive skills, fundamentals and in game concepts.


Camp Focus:

  • Specific “D” skating techniques forward and backward

  • Mobility, Balance, Agility & Lateral Movement

  • Puck Skills - escape moves, stick handling, using the net

  • Shooting - blue line walks, opening hips, one-timers, slap/snap 

  • 1-1 skill development, Net Front play

  • Defensive and Offensive support tactics

  • Gap Control and Checking Angles


NSHDA and coach Lebda are very excited to work with developing defensive players of all ages.  Coach Lebda will share his defensive knowledge of the game that helped him play in the NHL for 400 games and win a Stanley Cup with the Detroit Redwings in 2008!



Saturday, January 2

Sunday, January 3



Squirts 10:00am – 11:10am

Peewees 11:20am – 12:30am

Bantams 12:40am – 1:50pm



Heartland Ice Arena

7384 Lincoln Avenue

Lincolnwood, IL 60712



$160.00 per player

(There will be a 3.5% CC processing fee for online payment)