Keeping it in the goalkeeping family
Read the amazing story about the Jicha family now running J4k in Czech Republic
History of this football family begins with father Martin Jicha (50), who started his career in Jihlava since his 16 years fielded for the A-team and juniors. After military service he moved to Dynamo Ceske Budejovice, which played czech second league. His further development was halted by leg injury and the rest of his career played at semi-professional level. As a goalkeeper coach led two of his sons, Martin and Tomas in Jihlava. He graduated from pedagogy of Physical Education and Sport in Masaryk University, where he did thesis on the topic: Monitoring and evaluation of goalkeepers at the World cup 1994.
Sons followed in father’s footsteps and went through youth academies in FC Vysocina Jihlava Jihlava.
The oldest Martin(25) continued through Sfk Vrchovina, Vysehrad until FC Graffin Vlasim, where he played some matches in czech second league. Then came his transfer to abroad. He served in Segunda B and Tercera Division in Spain (U.B. Conquense, S.C. Requena). After that he moved to FC Ceahlaul Piatra Neamt, that days first league club, where he spent two and half year of his football career. He is back in Czech republic now and plays as amateur at FSC Stara Rise in fourth division. Among playing, coaching goalkeepres as Just4keepers coach he also works as a nutritional consultant, specializing in nutrition suplements of athletes.
Tomas (21) went from the youth team FC Vysocina Jihlava to Velke Mezirici after that to Fk Hodonin both 4th czech division. From his 18 years he dedicated as coach. He coached youth teams of FK Humpolec and Sparta Brno. He studies Masaryk University, Faculty of sports studies, physical education and math.
Filip (19) the younghest brother is still dominating FC Vysocina Jihlava and hosted in FC Zdas Zdar nad Sazavou – 4th division and he has really good season (10 clean sheets from 27 matches now). He also studies the same school as Tomas.