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AUC IURIDICA, Vol 65 No 1 (2019), 19–32

Právní postavení sportovních trenérů v české republice

[Legal Position of Sport Coaches in the Czech Republic]

David Kohout

published online: 22. 03. 2019


This article seeks to review the legal position of sport coaches in the Czech Republic. It examines the general legal framework for their activity in terms of the applicable public and private law regulation. More specifically it looks into the contractual basis of their relationship with sport clubs and individual athletes, which is very variable in terms of the types of contracts used under the Czech law and usually using other types of contracts than employment contract. The reason for this can seen principally in the absence of specific sport-based type of contract, which would be foreseen for such legal relationships in the Czech Republic (in contrast to a number of other countries, which adopted legislation in this respect). From another perspective, this article also discusses the impact of internal regulation of sport associations on the performance of coaches’ duties in the respective sport discipline. This regulation also has significant impact on the coaches as it governs the system of their licencing and thus sets out eligibility criteria for exercising their profession.

keywords: coach; sports law; sport; sports contracts

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