12U Girls Head Coach
Nina Elia grew up in Upstate New York and played ACHA D1 women's ice hockey at Penn State University. She began her coaching career with the Syracuse Nationals as the Head Coach of AAA 14U girls, as well as assisting at the AAA 10U and 12U level. After her time in NY, she moved to Illinois where she was Assistant Coach for the women's ACHA D1 team at McKendree University while completing her Master's degree in Health Administration. Nina moved to the Milwaukee area in 2021 and head coached the 14U girls Valkyries A team out of Elmbrook and assisted at Arrowhead High School this past season.
After coaching at multiple levels of the girl's and women's game, Nina found she is most passionate about developing skills and hockey IQ at the youth levels, combining energetic and fun drills with advanced skills and concepts. She is looking forward to an excellent pre-season with 12U Girls Jr Admirals!