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Personal info

Residence
United States
Nationality
Serbian
Coach since
01-01-2006

Language skills

English
Excellent
French
Good
Dutch
Moderate
Serbian
Excellent

Education

  • EdM (Masters), Counseling, Sport Psychology
    at Boston University, USA
    (in 2008)
  • BA, Psychology, Theater Arts
    at Clark University, USA
    (in 2006)

Curriculum

Coaching / Work Experience

2013 - Present

Director of Sport Psychology, Intensity Tennis Academy - CT, USA

- Provide individual mental skills training to nationally and internationally ranked junior and professional players - Run daily group performance psychology workshops and presentations for locally and nationally ranked junior players - Coach 12 and Under junior and high performance tournament players - Serve as a technical and tactical assistant coach to professional players - Coach USTA Adult Women's league doubles based strategies - Teach Mindfulness Meditation Training based techniques to high performance and professional players, to manage stress, pressure and anxiety, and to improve behavior, cognitive and emotional states - Advise Coaches on Performance Appraisal communication and strategies to enhance relationship building, staff motivation and optimal performance - Coach Senior Directors on best practices to create a culture of feedback appraisal, rewarding performance and discussing under-performance

2009 - 2012

Visiting Sport Psychology Consultant/Lecturer - Serbia, Sports Academy Belgrade

- Led Sport Psychology and Sport Pedagogy workshops and presentations for Serbian Olympic Associations Coaches - Facilitated sport psychology workshops directed at educating Coaches of the Serbian Tennis Federation clubs on best ways to implement mental skills into their coaching programs - Advised Olympic Waterpolo Federation coaches and Women’s Basketball National Team coaches on incorporating mental skills into training sessions

2009 - 2012

Visiting High Performance Coach, Serbian Tennis Association clubs - Serbia

- Served as a technical and tactical coach to future junior professional, and Pro players - Advised head coaches and staff on sport psychology skills integration into coaching curriculum - Led group workshops for players focusing on creating a winning mindset and handling pressure - Established guidelines on effective coach-parent and athlete-parent communication

2008 - 2009

Head of Sport Psychology, International Tennis Academy - FL, USA

- Led individual sport psychology sessions with 18 and Under nationally ranked players on using mental tools to decrease stress levels and increase concentration during training and competition - Taught daily group sport psychology workshops and presentations for locally and nationally ranked tennis players - Coached locally and nationally ranked high performance tennis players - Advised senior managers and coaches on improving leadership skills and best practices to provide feedback to athletes

2006 - 2012

High Performance Coach, American School of The Hague, Dutch league clubs - Netherlands

- Assisted The American School of The Hague Head Men’s and Women’s Tennis coach in organizing the 10 and under camp, games and competitive drills - Assisted in coaching high performance Dutch juniors players with focus on technique, tactics, physical development and movement - Assisted coaching players of The American School of The Hague High School Varsity Boys's and Girls' Team - Taught tennis to adult Dutch players competing in a competitive Dutch league

Preferences & specialties

I am interested in: Coaching, Giving presentations, Match analysis, Giving clinics, Other opportunities

Coaching preference: Junior coach, Performance coach, Travelling coach

Specialties: Technique, Motivation, Mental, Development, Analysis

Net salary: $ 2.500 - 5.000 - Per month

Willingness to travel for tournaments: Yes

Target job locations: Europe, North America, Asia, Africa

Willing to relocate: Yes

My Favorite Quote

Mental toughness in tennis is about patience and adaptability. Being able to stay present on one point at a time, as well adapting to adversity, can be a significant strength in achieving desired results.
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References

Reference 1

Name: Ryan Ginley

Phone:

Company: Intensity Tennis Academy

Reference 2

Name: Simon Caycedo

Phone:

Company: American School of The Hague

Reference 3

Name: Becky Clark

Phone:

Company: Association for Applied Sport Psychology