About Mladen Jovanović

Mladen JovanovicI am a physical preparation coach from Belgrade, Serbia, grew up in Pula, Croatia (which I consider my home town). I was involved in physical preparation of professional, amateur and recreational athletes of various ages in sports, such as basketball, soccer, volleyball, martial arts and tennis.

In the free time I train Boxing/MMA and lift (sometimes heavy), along with reading about statistics and learning R programming language. Some consider me Excel wizard. Interested in predictive analytics/machine learning

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STRENGTH COACH AND DATA SCIENTIST, PORT ADELAIDE FOOTBALL CLUB

November, 2015 – Current

  • Data analysis and development of predictive models
  • SMARTABASE developer/administrator
  • Strength coach

FOOTBALL PHYSIOLOGIST, ASPIRE ACADEMY

October, 2014 – July, 2015

  • Leading the project of implementing database solution for data centralization for Aspire Academy and 14 clubs of QSL using SMARTABASE
  • Providing live reports using PowerBI tools

COMPLEMENTARY TRAINING

December, 2013 – October, 2014

  • Started up high-performance training and sport science website complementarytraining.net
  • Developed two Excel/Power Pivot products: Annual Planner for Sports and Strength Card Builder that are used by multiple high-performance coaches, teams/clubs and national teams
  • Taken numerous online courses on R statistical programming language, data analysis and statistics to further enhance my skills

SPORT SCIENTIST AND HEAD STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING COACH, HAMMARBY IF, SWEDEN

January, 2012 – December, 2013

SPORT SCIENTIST AND HEAD STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING COACH, FC RAD, SERBIA

January, 2011 - December, 2011

INTERN COACH, MIKE BOYLE STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING, USA

June, 2010 - September, 2010

HEAD STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING COACH, VOLLEYBALL CLUB KLEK, SERBIA

August, 2009 – June, 2010

STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING COACH, VOLLEYBALL CLUB FENERBAHCE, TURKEY

October, 2008 - June, 2009

STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING COACH, TENNIS CLUB BANJICA, SERBIA

January, 2008 - October, 2008

HEAD STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING COACH, FC RAD, SERBIA

January, 2007 - December, 2007

INTERN COACH, BASKETBALL CLUB PARTIZAN U-17, SERBIA

October, 2005 - December, 2006

  • Exceptional knowledge of training theory and principles, skill acquisition (constraints-led approach), recovery procedures, sports nutrition and supplementation
  • Very proficient with modern training monitoring systems, such as Catapult GPS, Polar Team2 and technology in general
  • Experienced developer on SMARTABASE platform
  • Familiar with IT Project Management practices: Agile, Scrum, Kanban
  • Exceptional knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Power Pivot and Power BI
  • Intermediate-advanced knowledge of R statistical programing language, statistics, predictive analytics and machine learning
  • Extensive experience and intuitive ability in designing routines and periodization schemes for specific needs
  • ASCA Level 2 Strength and Conditioning coach
  • Exceptional teaching ability of correct forms in strength training movements, Olympic lifts, athletic movement patterns, prehab and rehab exercises, mobility and recovery

FACULTY OF SPORTS AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION, UNIVERSITY IN BELGRADE, SERBIA

Graduated 2007 - Professor of sports – strength and conditioning – MASTER DEGREE

TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL PULA, CROATIA

Graduated 2001 – Computer Technician

Jovanović M, Uncertainty, Heuristics and Injury Prediction. Aspetar Journal, Volume 6, 2017

Jovanović M, Flanagan E. J Researched applications of velocity based strength training. Australian Strength and Conditioning 22(2)58-69, 2014

Orendurff MS, Walker JD, Jovanović M, Tulchin KL, Levy M and Hoffmann DK. Intensity and duration of intermittent exercise and recovery during a soccer match. J Strength Cond Res 24(10): 2683-2692, 2010

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