“I am Lucky Enough to Experience it Every Season” – Tatiana Gallova

Basketball goes beyond being defined as a coach or player; it is a preparation for life. For Tatiana Gallova it is about reaching the next peak in life while building a team of powerful and valuable characters. She’s almost been a coach for over half of her life, as six knee surgeries before age 25…

“My Story Can Help a Lot of Young Athletes” Elena de Alfredo Irigoyen

Meet Elena, one of those who make life look effortless. Yet the reality behind her appearance is a perfectionist’s attitude and plenty of exhausting impediments that have tried to pull her down to the ground. Elena has helped me tremendously during my first year of college, and it is time I introduce my Spanish Wonder…

She Can’t Be Introduced Shortly, but Her Name is Dubravka Dačić

In this week’s blog post, we’re getting to know one of my dear friends Dubi. Her personality is who she is; her character depends on what and who she is surrounded by. While you wrap your head around that sentence, let’s dive into this interview.  She is born in Croatia, the country that breathes for basketball and fosters new basketball players…

The Journey Shaped Her – Milica Jovanovic

She’s not only one of my very dear friends; she is a professional basketball player, inspiring woman, faithful believer, student of psychology, and book lover, looking to get better and have a positive outlook on everything that life throws at her.  She has played for Montenegro since she was a teenager and represented them at…

“Figure Out Where You Want To Be” – Mihai Raducanu

If you are studying to find a different kind of formula for success perhaps Mihai Raducanu has the answer for you. The formula of becoming a successful athlete is this week’s topic and it is as straight forward as it can be. Not only do I share my thoughts but the principles of the educational…

“Learning from experience” with Coach Ivankovic

“I never had a mentor, a person to learn from. So, I had to learn all by myself, from different sources… no internet or YouTube… we watched other coaches practices and talked to them” and that was how Coach Vladimir Ivankovic was taught how to be a Coach. It is well-known that the former Yugoslavia…