Masha Balandzic, New York, NY Volleyball Coach

Masha Balandzic



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NCAA Division I volleyball player, NCAA Division III Men's Assistant Volleyball Coach, Montenegrin Junior National Volleyball Team. 4 years of coaching experience View all coaching experience

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Training Locations
  • Stony Brook University--SUNY (NY)

  • 8 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Setter, Outside Hitter, Opposite, Middle Blocker, Libero

  • Spiking, Setting, Serving, Serve Receive, Jumping, Hitting, Digging, Blocking


  • Stony Brook University--SUNY (NY)

  • 8 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course


  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Setter, Outside Hitter, Opposite, Middle Blocker, Libero

  • Spiking, Setting, Serving, Serve Receive, Jumping, Hitting, Digging, Blocking

More About Coach Masha

St. John Prep High School head men's volleyball coach, Division III men's volleyball assistant coach for City College New York.
Coached numerous camps in New York area. Work with kids all ages as well as adults.

Native of Montenegro, started playing volleyball at age 9. Senior year of high school led team to win Montenegro Women's Volleyball Cup Championship. Was part of Montenegro Junior National Volleyball Team. During carrier she was declared as Setter of the Year for Region IX while playing for Northeastern Junior College (NJCAA Division I). After Northeastern Junior College, transferred to Stony Brook University (NCAA Division I) in 2010 on an full athletic scholarship. At Stony Brook, had pair of roles, both as setter and defense specialist.

The session plan certainly depends on clients skills, knowledge, and age. Focusing mostly on proper technique, mental aspects of game as well as game knowledge.

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Client Reviews

Masha was very sweet and professional! She was very flexible with her schedule and was very knowledgeable about Volleyball!

My daughter who is 12 never played volleyball before and needed to make the team! She had tryouts 1 month prior and she need someone to get her up to par! Masha went above and beyond to make sure my daughter had sufficient skills to make the team! Well...my daughter made the team!! If it wasn’t for Masha I know it wouldn’t of happened!! Thank you Masha! Sorry for the late review! We miss seeing you!

Coach Masha was a great coach! She was professional and patient. After one session, my daughters had already improved their serve. I would highly recommend her.

I am grateful that Coach Masha is my daughter’s instructor. Masha’s tips helped my daughter to get accepted to her school’s volleyball team. Besides great coaching, Masha was accomodating in scheduling the time and place for the sessions. My daughter is looking forward to her sessions.

Masha is a great coach. She’s very personable, patient and professional. She’s a former D1 player and really knows how to explain proper form and tactics. We really like her!

Masha has a great coaching personality, is very knowledgeable, and one can tell she coaches from player's experience. Really helped my daughter fine tune her skills. Will continue with her coaching!

Coach Masha was terrific! She gave my 14 year old daughter great pointers on form and technique to gear up for HS Volleyball.

Coach Masha did a great job! I signed up for more sessions, she was clearly highly skilled, knows her stuff, and is a great motivator.

Great session with Coach Masha!

Great coach. Learned a lot in a little time. Masha is experienced and had corrected my techniques. Her approach is very nice, which makes it easy for adults to learn. Highly recommended.

Masha is a great volleyball coach. Since my kid was a beginner she showed great patience, understanding and structure to her session and my daughter learned a ton. Highly recommended.

I had a great session with her. i was able to focus on the basics and excel in that especially since i am a beginner. it was intensive yet fun. Can’t wait to book another session.

Great workout and great training would definitely recommend!!

My first session with Coach Masha was amazing! She helped me tweak my approach and i feel the difference in my height . We worked on some basics but also looked at how i can maximize my height and strength. Cant wait until the next one!!

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Coach Masha was serious and also personable when coaching my daughter. She showed my daughter very specific tips when receiving and bumping the ball as well as positioning herself when she is outside hitting. I would book more sessions with Coach Masha and recommend her as well for other players.

A 5'6'' setter and defensive specialist, Balandzic comes to Stony Brook after playing for Northeastern Junior College in Sterling, Colorado for the last two seasons. She averaged 8.48 assists per set while recording 1.77 digs. A great jump server, she also averaged 0.40 aces per set. "Masa will add a great dynamic to our team," said Matejka-DesLauriers. "Her versatility and experience on the junior college level will very helpful this season.
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