Jackie Jarrell was born and raised in Corbyville, Ontario growing up on her family dairy farm located directly across from the training facility. She played minor hockey with the boys Belleville Bobcats “AA” and the Quinte Red Devils “AAA.” After a short stint with the Belleville Bearcats, at the age of 16, Jackie played for the Durham Lightning of the National Women’s Hockey League (N.W.H.L) presently called the C.W.H.L. She was honoured to be selected and won a Gold Medal with Team Ontario at the Canada Winter Games in 2003. She attended Mercyhurst University on a Division 1 Ice Hockey Scholarship where she graduated with a degree in Sports Medicine. During her tenure at Mercyhurst, she won 4 straight College Hockey America Regular Season and Playoff Championships while making 3 NCAA Elite 8 appearances. Jackie was an Assistant Captain of the Mercyhurst team, that was ranked 1st in the nation for the majority of the season in 2006, marking the first time of this achievement in the program’s history. She is especially proud of this achievement as she was sidelined with a concussion for over a year and doctors doubted if she would ever play again. Jackie has been a member of Team Canada Inline for 11 years playing in 11 World Championships to date. She is a 2X World Champion while also earning 6 Silver & 2 Bronze Medals. She has been an Assistant Captain with Team Canada since 2011. After winning the Gold Medal and World Championship “Leading Scorer” award in 2012, Jackie was honoured to receive the prestigious Robinson Kelleher Memorial Award as “Belleville’s Athlete of the Year” in 2013.
Jackie graduated with an Education Degree from Queen’s University in 2009 and currently runs the St. Theresa Catholic Secondary School Hockey Program. Jackie also worked for 15 years as the “Head Female Instructor” for the now departed Belleville Bulls of the Ontario Hockey League at their annual summer hockey camps.
In 2013, Jackie completed her Master’s Degree in Exercise Science at Mercyhurst University. In the Spring of 2014, she launched her own business “Gold Performance Training.” She built a brand new state-of-the-art training facility where she is the Strength and Conditioning Coach to well over 150 athletes (in the Quinte area) of all ages and sport levels.
Jackie currently trains several NCAA, CIS, OHL, Hockey Canada and Rep athletes. She has worked with various athletes and teams which include hockey, soccer, softball, baseball, volleyball, track and field, cross country, basketball, lacrosse, boxing and rugby athletes. She focuses on increasing athletes; speed, strength, power, agility, endurance and flexibility specific to their sporting needs. Several of the athletes have gone on to be crowned city, regional and provincial champions.
She has been invited by the NHL and has worked as a Strength and Conditioning Coach at the NHL Referees Camp. She attends the OHL Development Fitness Combine every year where she works as a Strength Coach and assists in off-ice fitness testing. She has also attended Hockey Canada’s Female U18 & Development Strength and Conditioning Camp where she worked as a Strength and Conditioning Coach.
Most recently Jackie was named a Consultant with the N.H.L. Officials Academy and was featured by the N.H.L. Network as a “female who is breaking barriers” by working in the N.H.L.
Jackie is presently serving as the Quinte Red Devil Associations Head Trainer, a role that she has held for the past six seasons. She has set up a Concussion Management program for the QRMHA and BDGMHA and Belleville Youth Soccer Club as she is Ontario’s first ImPACT Trained Athletic Trainer. In addition, she is also a Registered Kinesiologist.
She is very proud to have built a brand new state-of-the-art training facility and “living her dream” by building across the road from the family dairy farm. The farm has instilled in her a strong work ethic as well as other important moral values that have had a lasting impact on all aspects on her life. These moral values are built on a foundation of integrity and dedication to sport and have become the backbone behind her specialized training facility. She looks forward to working with Quinte area athletes and providing more opportunities for them to achieve their athletic goals by way of mentorship, nutrition and strength and conditioning programs.