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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Brett Lebda is currently a Coach for the Falcons CSHDL organization.


Brett Lebda is from Buffalo Grove, IL and grew up playing hockey in the Chicagoland area.  He was selected to play for the United States National Development Program in 1998 where he played for two years.  From there he attended and played for the Fighting Irish at the University of Notre Dame from 2000-2004.  After helping the Irish make the NCAA tournament in 2004 for the first time in the modern era he was signed by the Detroit Red Wings as an undrafted free agent.  He played his first NHL game at the start of the 2005-2006 season.  A veteran of 398 NHL games he saw stints with the Red Wings, Toronto Maple Leafs, and Columbus Blue Jackets and won a Stanley Cup with Detroit in 2008. 


Brett now resides in Wonder Lake, IL and is the Defensive Hockey Director for the Falcons Hockey Association.