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2009 FIVB Men's Junior World Championship  |  Pune, India

 
 POL / Poland - Team Composition

 
Team manager ZUKOWSKI Boleslaw
Head coach GOSCINIAK Stanislaw
Assistant coach JANASZEWSKI Karol
Doctor LEWICKI Romuald
Therapist / trainer SZNOBER Zbigniew
Journalist BIERNACKA Katarzyna
 
  No. Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block Club
  2 Mateusz Mika Mika 21/01/1991 206 86 352 320 Montpellier UC
  4   Jan KROL KROL 23/08/1989 197 93 343 314 BBTS
  6 Lukasz Wisniewski Wisniewski 3/02/1989 198 96 345 323 ZAKSA
  C 7   Maciej KRZYWIECKI KRZYWIECKI 27/10/1989 190 80 340 308 PGE Skra BELCHATOW
  8 Karol Klos Klos 8/08/1989 201 87 357 326 PGE Skra
  10   Mateusz JASINSKI JASINSKI 31/01/1989 196 95 342 310 GTPS
  12 Lukasz POLANSKI POLANSKI 29/01/1989 204 91 347 320 JASTRZEBSKI WEGIEL
  13   Wojciech KOZLOWSKI KOZLOWSKI 25/06/1989 195 95 344 310 DELECTA
  15 Fabian Drzyzga Drzyzga 3/01/1990 196 90 325 304 Asseco Resovia
  16   Dawid Konarski Konarski 31/08/1989 198 93 353 320 Asseco Resovia
  L 17 Pawel Zatorski Zatorski 21/06/1990 184 73 328 304 PGE Skra
  18   Wojciech WLODARCZYK WLODARCZYK 28/10/1990 200 91 342 312 MKS
 C=Captain  L=Libero
 
Team profile

The Polish National Junior Team consists of the players born in 1989, 1990 and 1991. They have been selected from a variety of clubs from all over Poland.

The first selection took place during the national Youth Olympic Hopes Tournament in 2004, when the most talented boys were picked from the participating teams and incorporated into the national program designed for this age category.

In September 2005, the best players selected from the group were approved for the Volleyball Masters School in Spala.

In the 2005/2006 season, they took part in the 2nd National League competition, and in 2006/2007 and 2007/2008 they successfully competed on the floors of the 1st National League. Last season a majority of the players were already playing full-time for professional league clubs in the 1st league and national champions league (PLUS Liga). 

The Junior Men's Team has participated in numerous international tournaments and competitions. Their most remarkable successes were the silver medal in the Youth Boys European Championship in Vienna in 2007 and fifth place at the Youth Boys World Championship in Mexico.

Three players from this group have already been selected for the senior national men's team: Karol Klos, Fabian Drzyzga and Pawel Zatorski.

Coach profile

Stanislaw Gosciniak coached Resovia Club to the Polish Championship four times from 1971-1975. In 1975, the club also finished second at the World Championship.

Gosciniak was a member of the gold medal winning team at the World Championship in Mexico, and twice took part in the Olympic Games: Mexico 1968 (fifth place) and Munich 1972 (ninth place).

In total, he represented Poland 218 times and was considered one of the best setters in the world.

Gosciniak joined AZS Czestochowa Club as coach in 1977, winning the Polish Championship four times (1990, 1994, 1995, 1997), finishing second three times (1991, 1992, 2001), and winning the Polish Cup in 1998 and the Super Cup in 1995.

In 1987, Gosciniak assumed the role of coach of the Polish Senior National Team. At the World Championship in Paris he guided the team to ninth place.

From 2002-2004 he was coach of the Polish Senior Men's National Team, leading them to the Olympic Games in Athens (2004).

Since April 2009 he has been working as coach of the Polish Junior Men's National Team.

On October 27, 2005 he became a member of the Volleyball Hall of Fame.

   
 

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