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Nenad Vilotijevic

Nenad Vilotijevic is a native of Užica, Serbia and a former European professional soccer player. Nenad played over five (5) years of professional soccer before a back injury ended his playing career.  Coach Nenad came to the United States with the goal of having a positive impact on American Youth Soccer.  He believes we need to develop our youth players at a young age giving them all the elements early on that make a complete soccer player.  His goals include providing players and teams with the important skills they need in order to compete at the highest levels in college and professional environments. He currently holds a UEFA B Coach License.


Nisa Saveljic was born in Montenegro and began his professional soccer career in 1989 with Buducnost. Most notably Nisa played for FC Girondins de Bordeaux for over four years and was a member of the Ligue1 Championship team in 1999. Nisa also represented the Yugoslavian National team in the 1998 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 2000. He currently holds a UEFA A Coach License.


Dejan has over 15 years of experience in soccer both as a player and coach/trainer.  He played over six (6) years of professional soccer in Serbia. Dejan has coached in the United States since 2016 and has been part of Girondins USA since its inception in August 2017. He currently holds a UEFA C Coach License and USSF National E License. His philosophy - Boosting the confidence of players to strengthen their mentality and views towards the sport they play.


James was born in England and played throughout the English youth program at various levels for over ten (10) years. James coached in England for several years at the University of Bedfordshire, ICSDF Brazilian Soccer School and TEN-EM-BEE youth team before coming to the United States in 2010. His coaching and training experience in the United States includes: Pachuca Dragons FC, Our Lady of Good Council High School, St. John’s High School, JOGA SC as well as scouting for the Chance Nike Academy and DC United Academy.  Coach James holds an English FA License. 


Ivan Stevanovic

A former European player, Ivan played for FK Car Konstantin, Serbian League Group East, Division 3, from U12 – U21, FK Winner Broker, Serbian First League Group East, and FK Zeleznicar, Serbian League Group East. Ivan is currently the Goalkeeper coach for George Washington University Men’s Soccer team. Ivan has previously coached for SYC, Vienna, and Annandale at the youth level. Ivan is also a Virginia ODP Goalkeeper Coach and the owner of International Soccer Academy. Ivan holds several coaching licenses including USSF D, USSF National Youth License, and NSCAA Goalkeeping Diploma Level 3.


Lauren Carson

A sports performance coach with Advanced Kinetics Physical Therapy, Lauren works with a variety of middle school, high school, college and professional level sports teams and athletes.  Each of these teams and individual athletes benefit from her strength and conditioning training programs. 

Lauren attended the Appalachian State University where she earned both a Bachelor of Science degree and Master of Science degree in Exercise Science. During her studies she performed research in biomechanics of the human body, studied injury prevention in the collegiate athlete, and worked as a strength training coach for a wide variety of individuals. Lauren is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association.



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