2010 Winter Olympics
Jinelle Zaugg-Siergiej is the head coach of the Arrowhead girls varsity hockey team. Jinelle is a four year veteran of the Northland Pines Eagles boys team, and a former UW Badger.
Jinelle graduated from UW with the Badger's career records for goals (87), power-play goals (29), game-winning goals (22) and games played (158). Jinelle won a silver medal at the Vancouver Winter Olypmics as part of Team USA.
Our goal is to help girls of all levels learn to love the sport of hockey. They will learn top-level skills, get a good workout, interact with some of the top female athletes in the country, and learn more about what they can do to improve their hockey game, all while having fun.
It is important to us that the girls who sign up for our camp have an action plan to help them in the months to come before hockey season. Part of our goal will be to meet individually with each player, do an evaluation, and help them make necessary steps to improve their hockey game.
Crazy 8’s Hockey Camp is concerned with the future of girls hockey in Wisconsin. It is important to us that our girls have fun while learning methods that will help them become better hockey players and individuals for the future.
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Welcome back to another summer of hockey camps across the state of Wisconsin. Crazy Eight's is moving into the 8th summer of camps with 5 different locations throughout Wisconsin. Our staff once again is made up of College hockey athletes along with US Olympians. Please pass on the attached information to any of your daughters teammates. We look forward to working with your girls this summer.
Please mark your calenders for the camp closest to you.
Crazy Eights Hockey Summer 2013 Camps
Please let me know if you have any questions.
Hi my name is Jinelle Siergiej and I am excited about blogging with Wisconsin Prep Hockey. I am in my second year of coaching girls’ hockey at Arrowhead high school. Although I grew up playing high school boys hockey in Wisconsin it has been exciting to see the girl’s side of Wisconsin hockey. Last season I was fortunate to coach a very large team with lots of potential. I jumped into the high school hockey world with high expectations and little tolerance. I grew up in Eagle River with three older siblings, two who were brothers who didn’t take it easy on me. This helped prepare me for high school boy’s hockey. Everyday was an experience on the boy’s team because I never knew if I had earned their respect yet. I had to prove myself daily to not only my coach, but also my teammates. This installed a constant sense of urgency and competiveness.
Switching gears to girls’ high school hockey has been a major change. I have had to learn that although girls’ hockey is competitive, the girls are very different from my previous boy teammates and very different from my college and national teammates. Following my first season of being strict and tough with the girls, this year I am trying to take a different approach and be more open to the changes.
I hope that I can keep you updated on the girls hockey in Wisconsin and things I have found that make a difference. Please feel free to share with me some major difference you see or things that have worked for you.
I have now moved into my second season of coaching high school girls hockey. I came into this season with high expectations and little tolerance. After one season, a co conference championship and group of twenty two girls, my second season quickly approached. My expectations continue this season but after losing eleven players I now have only sixteen players on my team resulting in a different season. I walked into the rink on our first day of practice and while preparing practice I realize that with such a small team and one goalie that I would be unable to do half of my drills. This gave me a new out look on the majority of girls teams in Wisconsin. Several teams and areas go through waves of players and waves of natural God given talents. I have now learned to change my practice and game strategy for a small team and am growing to prefer this size of a team and enjoy the challenges it brings.
There are a couple challenges I have seen about having a small team. One of the major challenges is practice and not being able to do most of the full ice back checking 3-2 drills. Another major challenge is only having one goalie. This is not only frustrating when your goalie misses practice but also when she is playing bad or sick. Another disadvantage is small games, and full ice drills that two goalies is a key part of the drill. Lastly one of the disadvantages I see to having a small squad is the inability to sit or bench many players because of a mixture of reasons including grades, missing practices, bad performance, or anything else.
I wish everyone with a small squad good luck this season and lots of patience.