PhDr. Michal Kopčan is a certified mental game coach.
As a former footballer (soccer player) of AS Trenčín, he was often interested in the mental aspect of the sportsman preparation as he personally believes that this part is improperly trained and neglected.
His university studies in the field of andragogy (education of adults) and psychology of education have been continuously complemented by personal studies in the area of mental game preparation of athletes. His university studies were completed by the doctorate thesis on the topic of Mental and Emotional development in the adult period. He graduated with the university degree PhDr.
He is officially certified as a Mental game coach by the International Mental Game Coaching Association seated in the USA (San Jose, California) as well as he is also a professional member of this federation.
Michal´s main working responsibility and mission is to help and assist athletes to undertand the principles behind human experience and based on that, more easily and continuously reach peak performance and thrive in life.
He is involved in many different sport projects. On a regular basis, he provides lectures for various teams, parents, or coaches, including young atheletes and professionals as well.
He was working with the most successful Slovak football team ŠK Slovan Bratislava. He has also worked with professional football teams: AS Trenčín, FC Slovan Liberec, professional hockey teams HK Dukla Trenčín, HK 32 Liptovský Mikuláš.
Currently he has been working with pofessional Hungarian football team Puskás Akadémia FC, as well as with the national Slovak Women Handball team.
He is the author of two books written in Slovak: Myseľ šampióna and Model Jasnej Mysle.