COACHES

The International Football Academy in Prague works extensively with Prague Slavia one of the most prestigious and successful soccer clubs in the Czech Republic. Our coaches are proud of their workmanship and rich experience in their personal participation and training of young players within the Czech Premier League. The same principles and methods are applied during the International Football Academy in Prague. There are 3 full time coaches and over 10 male and female coaches who speak English, Czech and Russian. All coaches hold at least a FA level 2 coaching certificate and Emergency First Aid qualification. Our coaches are selected not only for their knowledge and coaching skills but also for their commitment to create a pleasurable, positive learning environment for all players.

Martin Frydek
His first appearance happened in 1990 as part of Sparta team, the first large football in Czechoslovakia and later Czech Republic. He scored 177 points and 27 goals for Sparta in the 7 years with the team. He took part in European Cup Championship semifinals and quarter finals. As part of Sparta he won titles in the national championships in 1991, 1993, 1994, 1995 and 1997, and cups in 1992, 1993 and 1996. After European Championship in 1996, Martin left to Germany, where he had signed a contact with the Bayer team. At the end of his career, he played with theSemice football club and Dukla Prague football club. As for Eurocups — his overall statistics are as follows: 18 games in European Champion Cup (later League of Champions), 12 games in both Winners’ Cup and UEFA. In total, he scored 3 goals in the Eurocups (One of them allowed Sparta to pass Marseille in the second round of European Champions Cup in 1991/1992). As a part of the national football team he had played in 37 games — 8 of those were won for Czechoslovakia and 29 for the Czech Republic, and he scored 4 goals. He became vice-champion of Europe in 1996. He also played in the FIFA Confederations cup in 1997. At the moment, Martin Frydek works in the Admira Academy.

Eva Haniaková is a former football player and former captain of the national women’s football team of the Czech Republic. Currently she is the head of the Czech youth football team. Eva Haniaková has been working in the AC Sparta Praha academy for a while as the head coach of the women’s team of U17 division. And, as of today, this team has been showing excellent results. Thanks to Eva’s unique coaching methods and quality tactical training, many strong football players have graduated from the academy. Eva Haniaková is a frequent participant of football conferences and master classes, which take place in Europe and beyond. In 2014, she was awarded the prestigious award of Doctor of Science of Václav Jírů for her invaluable contribution to the development of Czech football.