First thing first, I would like my footballers to be happy after the training session. In those early years, it is, of course, important to have the results, but in my opinion, even important thing is to send every child back home happy with the sensation that he did the training which means he was involved in the game, he had roles, he played the actual game and not only attended training for attendance purposes. I like to speak to my players, I like to go through the process of improvement together, and the best part to see smiles on their faces after a couple of sessions when they are able to do some exercises effortlessly which in the beginning looked very hard for them.
Since I have experience of training with multiple coaches in a few different countries, I kinda absorbed the best out of everyone. For example, I like to do warm-up and technique exercises on Portuguese way, I like to physically prepare the team as they prepared me in Germany, I like the mentality and effort that my coaches from my country installed in me when I was young. Since my mom is an ex-Olympian athlete, I grew up with runners, which means that I did a lot of coordination exercises and basic motoric exercises, and which are from my perspective put aside today and ignored which is a very big mistake since its crucial for the correct development of a young athlete.
- FK SLOBODA TUZLA u10-u15 (Premier League of Bosnia and Herzegovina)
- ProDirect Academy Portugal u19
-Olivera do Bairro SC u19 (3rd division Portugal)
-Vista Alegre Sc u19, 1st team (3rd division Portugal)
-SV Wacker Burghausen u21, 1st team (4th division Germany)
-SV Elversberg u21 (2nd Junior Bundesliga Germany)
- INTER CF ACADEMY CROATIA
- NK Slaven u19, 1st team (2nd division of Bosnia and Herzegovina)
- FK TUZLA CITY 1st team - PRO CONTRACT (Premier League of Bosnia and Herzegovina)
-NK Mramor 1st team (3rd division Bosnia and Herzegovina)
-Glebe Gorillas FC (Premier League of Eastern Suburbs AMATEUR)
I have been employed as a coach for a younger category in FK Sloboda Tuzla which was my main coaching experience. Besides that, I have been coaching young runners multiple times. I was involved in the IAAF program - kid's athletics, I have been coaching athletes with disabilities (Special Olympics Bosnia and Herzegovina) and held multiple 1on1 football sessions
Average session last from 1.15 - 1.30 hours
- warm-up (running, warm-up exercises, stretching)
-coordination exercises (cones, ladder work..)
-ball work (passing, movement, ball control, ball distribution...)
-possession game (understanding the game and movement required)
-game (small games, big games, limited touches, roles...)
- Depending on the schedule, a training plan can also be rotated and focused more on individual work (passing, receiving, dribbling), shooting focused, etc.
I like to use the Portuguese philosophy where players almost do everything with the ball, from warming up to cooling down. I always make sure every player touches the ball and nobody hideaway. I'd like to get everyone comfortable with the ball and to send everyone home confident in themselves which was personally my problem when I was u-12 player.