Sport lead

Mgr. Bc. Jan Prochazka

"Fortune favors the prepared"

Jan Prochazka is a co-founder of the Sport Lead in which he is also a lecturer and a mental coach. He has been mental coach of the Mentally Fit International Institute residing in Brussels since 2017. He is a cofounder and a lecturer of the International Leadership and Business Academy. He is a member of the Czech Coaching Academy of the Czech Olympic Committee, for which he presented at many workshops for coaches and parents. He has published expert texts and has participated in several international internships with elite world sport academies. He has also participated in several international workshops of the Leaders. „Sport has taught me, that it is necessary to go towards the luck. Investing in my education always paid off in my life. It opens new opportunities. I have been able to gain great deal of experience thanks to my passion for sports. I would like to share my experience mainly with young athletes and coaches. I would like to inspire them and help them in their personal development on a successful way to reach their goals in sports and personal life.”

Jan has had the opportunity to experience sport from many points of view and from many positions. He has participated in 3 Olympic Games and 15 World Championships including 4 World Championship titles. He was assistant Coach of Czech national ice hockey teams and Czech Inline National Team and a sport manager of the Czech Floorball national teams when winning the World Championship titles. He has also worked for the sport section of the Czech Ice Hockey Association, where he participated in Czech hockey development projects. He participated in various foreign internships. He has gained great deal of experience as a head coach of the adult teams in France and as a head coach of the adults and as a sport director of the ice hockey academy in Italy won 2 national championship titles.

He won Czech junior ice hockey championship as a player. He has been a coach of youth teams for more than 20 years. He began in a hockey club in Pardubice. He gradually went through all age categories including being the head Methodist. He won 3 Czech ice hockey titles with Pardubice as a video coach, a scout and a consultant. His curiosity and desire to learn has been part of his whole life. In addition to his international coaching A license at Charles University, he finished his studies in sport management and social-pedagogy focusing on physical training and sports. He undertook many postgraduate courses such as sport psychology, positive psychology, neurophysiology etc. He specializes in Leadership and Talent.


  • International Olympic Committee: Certificate in Mental Health in Elite Sport
  • International Olympic Committee: Certificate in Sports Psychology
  • Positive Intelligence, USA, Coaching Grant Program
  • Barca Universitas, FC Barcelona: Certificate in Sports Psychology
  • University of Pennsylvania: Certificates of Positive Psychology
  • Harvard University: Certificate: Leaders of Learning
  • Leaders, USA: Certificates of Continuing Professional Development
  • Mentally Fit: Leadership and Change, Leadership and Vitality, Team Dynamics
  • Charles University in Prague, FTVS, Coaching School: training license “A”
  • University in Hradec Kralove: Master’s degree – social pedagogy of physical education and sports
  • University in Hradec Kralove: bachelor’s degree – sports management
  • Sports High School in Pradubice

Work experience

  • Mental coach in Sport Lead since 2021
  • Lecturer in International Leadership & Business Academy since 2021
  • Sport director, Academy head coach, HC Eppan, Italy since 2021
  • Mental coach in PROSS Company since 2020
  • Sport director, head coach of the adults and of the Academy, HC Brixen, Italy 2019-2021
  • Sport manager of the Czech national floorball teams 2018–2019
  • Mental coach in Mentally Fit Institute since 2017
  • Presentations for Czech Coaching Academy of Czech Olympic Committee since 2017
  • Head regional coach of the Czech Ice Hockey association 2017-2018, 2014-2015
  • Head coach of the adult team HC Synerglace Mulhouse, France 2015–2017
  • Assisting coach of the Czech inline national team 2011–2014
  • Video coach and assisting coach of Czech ice hockey national team 2004–2015
  • Youth coach, metodhist, coach, scout, consultant of HC Pardubice 2002-2012

Foreign internships, excursions

Leaders: Chicago, Soldier Field (NFL); New York Times; FC Arsenal London; Los Angeles, University of Southern California; Coaching Academy of COC: INSEP Paris; Red Bull Salzburg; SAP: FC Manchester City; Hertha Berlin; Eintracht Frankfurt; TSG 1899 Hoffenheim; Grasshopper Zürich; Jokerit Helsinki; CSLH: Frölunda Indians; HV71 Jönköping; Stockholm; Las Vegas (USA Hockey), Edmonton Oilers (NHL), HC Sochi (KHL), Biel (IIHF)

Projects and presentations

Czech Coaching Academy of the Czech Olympic Committee ; Czech Ice Hockey Association; Czech Basketball Federation; Czech Football association; Czech floorball; Czech Hockey Federation; Czech Street Hockey Association; Czech Curling association; Czech University Hockey League; Leaders (Roundtables); International Ice Hockey Federation; SAP Sports One; Jokerit Helsinky; USA Hockey; French Ice Hockey Federation, Italian ice hockey federation.


Mental resistance (Czech Coaching Academy of the COC), Masters´ values (Coach, COC), Sport organization governing (Coach, COC), Quo Vadis Coach (Czech Basketball Federation)


Family, Olympionism, sports, mental coaching, psychology, sociology, leadership, education


How to train a top player?
Workshop with Jan Prochazka – A guideline to win not only in business
Prochazka on Swedish patience: A player is to be the best at the age of 18-20, not 11