FPP Episode 16: Ivica Pavlinic – World judo competitor to high level coach

Ivica Pavlinic EPP16

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

In this episode, we talk to current NSW State Coach Ivica Pavlinic about his pathway chasing Olympic sized medals as a New Zealand Judo athlete and how this experience has shaped his philosophies and approach to coaching. 

He shares some insightful truths about the top level of sport, explaining the complexities of high performance coaching, and the importance of strategic planning to maximize all available resources towards success in Judo. 

GUEST BIO

Ivica Pavlinic’s aspiration of becoming an Olympian and fighting for an Olympic medal began in New Zealand, toward a successful career living, training and competing around the world for victory on the international circuit.  

He’s accomplished multiple National and Oceania titles, with a top 16 finish at the World Championships, competed for New Zealand at the Commonwealth Games, and been on the fringe of competing in the Olympic games twice, in both London 2012 and Rio 2016.

He draws on his competitive experience as the current coach of NSW Judo Team, assisting others on the same pathway to Olympic and World championship success. He lives and breaths coaching at UNSW Judo Club, helping to support a Judo program to nearly 500 students from kids of three years, through to Senior and Jurassic Judo (TM*). 

IN THIS EPISODE WE DISCUSS…

  • Building training resources
  • International competition and training
  • Competitive achievements
  • His approach to training and competition
  • Technical styles of Judo
  • Developing success from early age
  • Identifying strength and power needs of an athlete
  • A strategic approach to training
  • High performance coaching

LINKS AND RESOURCES

Instagram: @IvicaPavlinic

Instagram: @unswjudoclub
Website: unswjudo.net.au

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