Head coach


Former professional soccer player. Coach Nenad was born in Serbia and played over 5 years of professional soccer before a back injury ended his playing career. Coach Nenad was trained by the best. 

 Coach Nenad came to America 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 giving players and teams the important skills they need in order to compete at the highest levels in College and Professional. He currently holds a UEFA B Coach License.

Goalkeeper coach


A former European player, Ivan has played for FK Car Konstantin, Serbian League Group East, Division 3, from U12 – U21, FK Winner Broker, Serbian First League Group East for 3 seasons, and FK Zeleznicar, Serbian League Group East for 3 seasons.

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.

Fitness trainer


 A sports performance coach with Explosive Performance, 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. 

Her passion for fitness began at a young age as a competitive gymnast. Through her competitive career she learned how mental preparedness and proper movement patterns are critical to athletic training and overcoming the daily challenges these athletes face. 

Lauren is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association.