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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NSHDA 3-on-3 Summer League

North Shore Hockey Development Academy is proud to announce its inaugural 3 on 3 summer league which will run for 10 weeks throughout the summer at Hot Shots Ice Arena in Lake Bluff.  


NSHDA created the 3 on 3 league to enhance players skill development and increase hockey IQ.  The smaller ice surface increases the players quick decision making, puck touches, offensive creativity and ability to play effectively in traffic against elite competition throughout the Chicagoland area.


NSHDA 3 on 3 summer league is an invitation only program limited to 24 skaters, 1 goalie per team ensuring maximum work to rest ratio.  USA hockey talks about how 3 on 3 hockey shaped Auston Matthews into the player he is today.


“To fully understand how Auston Matthews got to where he is, you need to know that when he was a boy, he spent thousands of hours on tiny rinks – not much larger than an end zone – fighting off two or three other kids, stickhandling in and around masses of skates and sticks … Every game was 3-on-3, which meant more time with the puck, more time in close quarters and a need to find a way through a tight spot … He took a road never traveled, learning the game in creative, new ways. And it paid off.”  USA Hockey.


Please email Ryan Taylor directly if you would like to be apart of this program.


Program Overview

·       Thursday nights starting June 7th - August 9th  (Week of July 4th OFF)

·       Wednesday nights for the 2001 age group, June 6th – July 23rd (Week of July 4th OFF)

·       One-hour ice sessions at Hot Shots Ice Arena in Lake Bluff, IL

·       10 players maximum per team with one-minute shifts

·       Coaches on bench to provide instruction within the game

·       Fun and no pressure atmosphere

·       $300 covers all fees for nine weeks

·       $250 for 2001 age group for seven weeks


All age groups sold out except for the 2001 age group!