Aleksandar (Aco) Miljevic / USYSC Coach Director / Boys U8 Team / National E License
Soccer/Coaching Experience: Aco started off his soccer career playing for FK Radnicki Bajmok in Serbia. After moving to the United States, he continued his soccer career playing with United Serbians and Hamilton High School. He holds his referring license which he used from 2005-2014 as a dedicated referee. His coaching career began in 2013 where he coached the United Serbians reserve team. He began coaching youth soccer in 2014 with Racine United SC for U11 and U9. As the USYSC coach director, his goal is to work with coaches and develop them to grow as individuals, which in return, leads to more quality from coaching perspective and equates to bigger growth in player skills. As a player who grew up playing for United Serbians, he wants to keep the winning tradition going and to make United Serbians one of the top academies in Wisconsin. He believes continuous investment in the coaching staff will surely deliver positive results and help us climb the ladder of a quality youth soccer club! Personal: Aco moved to the United States from Sisak, former Yugoslavia (modern day Croatia) in 2000. He attended University of WI-Milwaukee and obtained a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2013. He is currently working as a Product Manager at Konecranes. Along with his best friend/wife, Sanja, they live in Franklin, WI. In his spare time, he loves to watch spots and bike ride. Some of his favorite soccer teams include FC Juventus, FK Crvena Zvezda and FC United Serbians Milwaukee.
Aleksandar (Aco) Bjelic / USYSC President / Boys U13 / National D License
Soccer/Coaching Experience: Aco started his soccer career of with FK Omladinac, (Gradiska, Republic of Srpska) playing from 1992 through 1997, which is when his family migrated to the United States. Upon arrival, he immediately joined the United Serbian soccer club. During this time period he and his teammates became national 3vs3 Got Milk Champions. In high school, he played for Marquette University High School where they achieved 2 state championships and a finalist finish. He continued his soccer career at Marquette University (Division I soccer). Before coaching at the United Serbians, he coached at the Racine United SC (formerly known as Racine Soccer Club) for one year and North Shore United for 2 years. As president and active coach of USYSC his vision is to become a top 5 academy in the state of Wisconsin. He believes that with the coaching staff that we have in place today and the facilities (St. Sava & St. John’s) we have at our disposal, he is confident that we can put our community on the soccer map while providing a fun and safe environment for the children of our community to grow and prosper in. Personal: Aco was born in Zenica, former country of Yugoslavia, now part of Bosnia and Herzegovina. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with majors in Finance and International Business, and a minor in Political Science from Marquette University. He is currently a Senior Business Analyst at ManpowerGroup supporting their Experis IT brand. He met my beautiful wife Suzana in his freshmen year of college which he married in 2014. They have a son, Lazar (1). Besides being a soccer fanatic and fan of Partizan Belgrade, he also enjoys watching basketball and is a huge fan of the Orlando Magic.
Goran Vlatkovic / Boys U10 Team / National F License
Soccer/Coaching Experience: Goran became playing soccer at a young age with the United Serbian Soccer Club. After ending his soccer career in the youth club, he took an interest in coaching. He started off as a coach for U7 team and is currently with the U10 team. Goran’s vision for the club is to create an environment where our players develop a love of the game that will last them a lifetime. In order to achieve this goal, he believes that we need to focus on a creative, attacking, and possession-style soccer built on a foundation of technical skills. Personal: Goran currently lives in Milwaukee and is a Project Manager at a trade show company.
Petro Pyvovar / Boys U9 / National F License
Soccer/Coaching Experience: Petro has played on the United Serbian Milwaukee Reserve team since 2011. His love for soccer has driven him to continue his soccer career with United Serbians working with the U9 soccer team as coach. His goal is to work on individual development with every player possible to improve technical skills, understanding of the game and physical condition to prepare the players for the next level age group in USYSC structure. Personal: Petro was born in Ukraine and moves to the United States in 2004. He is fluent in Ukrainian, Russian and English. He received his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with majors in Supply Chain Management and Finance from University of WI-Milwaukee. He is currently employed at Briggs and Stratton as a Supply Chain Analyst.
Nikola Djogo / Boys U7 Team / National F License
Soccer/Coaching Experience: Nikola started his soccer career playing for a professional soccer club in Becej, Serbia (OFK Becej) for 6 years until his family migrated to the United States in 2001. After moving, he immediately started playing with the United Serbians. To this day, he still is a team member and a youth coach. In high school, Nikola played for the varsity at Hamilton High School where then he was selected to play for the All-Conference team. After moving to Greenfield High School he was also selected for All Conference 1st team for the remainder of his years in high school. During his senior year he was selected to play at the Wisconsin All Star match as the only player from the Woodland Conference. He is an energetic coach looking to stay with the club for many years because he sees the potential to grow the club and the kid’s soccer abilities. He believes with proper practice techniques, he can move individual’s kids to work and function together as a understanding that kids are all at different levels. Personal: Nikola lives in Greenfield, WI and has been playing soccer his entire life. He is proud to say he has been playing the greatest sport in the world for family years!