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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2019 Mite Summer Development Program


Join NSHDA’s 2019 Summer Mite Developmental Program! The mite level is where the core fundamental hockey skills are first introduced and developed, making it a pivotal time in a young player’s development. Its very important young hockey players receive the proper technical and tactical training from day one.  We have created a program that allows these young players to get professional training throughout summer two days a week.


NOTE: If your player is 5 years old, you must contact NSHDA to discuss if this is the correct program for your child. Program is designed for 6-8 year olds.


Training Overview

  • The focus of the program will be on skill development, small area games and 3on3 scrimmages encouraging creativity.    

  • Skill Development: Edges, Skating mechanics, Transitional skating, Backwards, Crossovers.

  • Overspeed and Quick feet skating drills.

  • Game situations and concepts- learn how to utilize skating and puck skills in a game setting. It's crucial for young hockey players to learn how to play with and without the puck.

  • Small area games and 3on3 Scrimmages.


Players will train for 70 minutes during each session; with a total of 12 sessions over the summer. 


Days and Time:

Mondays and Wednesdays

5:00pm - 6:10pm



6/3 & 6/5

6/10 & 6/12

6/17 & 6/19

6/24 & 6/26

7/8 & 7/10

7/15 & 7/17



Hot Shots Ice Arena

29860 Skokie Highway

Lake Bluff, IL 60044




$600.00 per player (includes Jersey and Swag)

(There will be a 3% CC processing fee for online payment)



Please email directly to see if there is room on the wait list.