Girls Ice Hockey Camp

Long Island University welcomes its first ever all girls ice hockey development camp! Whether you’re just a beginner or you’re striving to play in college, we ensure that you’ll develop here as a hockey player and have a great time! This camp will be led by LIU Women’s Ice Hockey Head Coach, Kelly Nash, and assistant coaches, Nora Maclaine and Shelly Picard. Other on-ice coaches will include members of the LIU Women’s Ice Hockey team. Campers will receive an LIU Summer Camp jersey.

For grades 3-8

Camp Focus:

  • The focus of our camp is for each player to learn, practice new skills and have fun
  • With knowledgeable and experienced staff, we aim to educate each player and build on her strengths while addressing any areas that may need improvement
  • Coaches will demonstrate techniques and develop campers’ skills in a fun, positive and encouraging environment
  • Campers will also practice like we do at the collegiate level, experiencing drills and small area games that are used at the collegiate level

Week 1:
8:30-9:30am: on-ice session #1
10-11am: off-ice session/educational
11:15-12pm: lunch (campers are responsible to bring their own)
12:15-1:15pm: on-ice session #2

Week 2:
9:00-10:00am: on-ice session #1
10:15-11:15am: off-ice session/educational
11:30-12:30pm: lunch (campers are responsible to bring their own)
1-2:00pm: on-ice session #2

Skills Learned:

  • Skating
  • Stickhandling
  • Shooting
  • Passing
  • Angling
  • 50/50 battles
  • Dekes
  • Faceoffs
  • Live game play
  • Defensive and offensive scenarios

Our goal is to ensure our campers enjoy playing the game of hockey while at the same time developing their own on-ice skills and hockey knowledge all together!

Camp Session: Date: Time:
Week 1 August 6th - 8th (14/16U; 2008-2011 birthyears) 8:30 AM - 1:15 PM
Week 2 August 13th - 15th (10/12U; 2012-2015 birthyears) 9 AM - 2 PM
Camp Cost:

10:45-11:45am: Off-ice activities
11:45-12:30: Lunch (campers required to bring their own food/drink)


Kelly Nash

A two-time national champion during her collegiate playing career, and with extensive experience coaching at the pro and college levels, Kelly Nash joined LIU Athletics as women’s ice hockey head coach in June 2022.

She arrived from the Premier Hockey Federation’s Metropolitan Riveters, where she served as associate head coach and head scout during the 2021-22 season.

Nash previously played with the Riveters, including on their Isobel Cup championship-winning team in 2018.

She spent a combined six seasons as an assistant coach at the collegiate level. Her focus at Vermont (2013-17) and Princeton (2017-19) centered on player development, recruiting, practice planning, and video analysis and scouting.

During her collegiate playing career, Nash produced 22 goals and 47 assists in 153 career games with the Wisconsin Badgers spanning four seasons. She earned the team’s Jeff Sauer Award as the “most dedicated player” as a senior and graduated in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in sociology.

Nash worked with LeagueApps, a youth-sports management platform, in addition to her duties with the Riveters immediately before joining LIU. Her responsibilities included managing the company’s partnership with the NHL, particularly the league’s “Learn to Play” and “Breaking the Ice” initiatives.

Nora Maclaine

Nora Maclaine played for LIU women's ice hockey coach Kelly Nash during the 2021-22 season with the Metropolitan Riveters in the Premier Hockey Federation.

The duo now are reunited with the Sharks.

Maclaine joined Nash's staff at LIU as an assistant coach in August 2022.

Maclaine's impressive playing career includes appearing in 145 games with UConn from 2015-16 through 2018-19.

She played professionally with the Perth Inferno in the Australian Women's Ice Hockey League in 2019-20 before joining the Riveters.

Maclaine has served as a head coach with the Ironbound Elite U17 team in Newark as well as with the Boston Shamrocks U19 full-season team in Wilmington, Mass.

Shelly Picard

Picard spent the past two seasons as an assistant with Princeton, helping guide the Tigers to a 28-30-6 record.

Prior to coaching, she was a standout defenseman at Harvard, where she was a three-time All-Ivy League selection. In 2015, she was a crucial part of the Crimson's run to the national championship game.

In between her sophomore and junior year, she joined Team USA for its silver-medal run in the 2014 Olympics.

From 2016-19, Picard played for the NWHL's Metropolitan Riveters alongside current LIU head coach Kelly Nash. She capped off her professional career in 2019 with a gold medal at the IIHF World Championships.

*We are cleared to have high schoolers attend camp as long as registration is open to all and not a selected group (many other DI collegiate women’s hockey programs run camps w/ high schoolers in attendance)

Northwell Health Ice Center

200 Merrick Ave
East Meadow, NY 11554

Questions? Call 516-606-6547
Hours: 9 am - 5 pm EST

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