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Czech Republic

The first national team squad in this category was created in April of 2001 when from a group of 71 potential players in the first selection, 25 were chosen to continue preparation. Their first international event was a tournament in Liege Belgium in July 2001, however concentrated preparation really commenced in earnest after that when some 20 training camps were arranged and the team absolved about 115 training sessions.

The most important event in 2002 was another tournament in Belgium, a “Memorial for R. Mies” in the Belgiun town of Louvain, where they won the event.

The team then took place in an international tournament in Hausach in Germany where they finished in fifth place. They then went on to win the “Tournament of Olympic Hopes” in Dunaujvaros, Hungary and finished in second place in an international tournament in Nitra, Slovakia.
The team topped a qualification for the Youth European Championship, which was played in Tallin, Estonia, to qualify for the 2003 European Championship in Zagreb, Croatia. Finishing sixth in this elite competition allowed them to qualify for the Boy’s Under 19 World Championship in Thailand.

The best players in the side are considered the two spikers - Hrazdira (captain) and Fila, blockers Veselý and Čermák, the universal Kolář, libero Bence and setters Novák and Fortuník.

The team officials are Head Coach Petr Juda, Assistant Coach Martin Gerža, Therapist Leoŝ Novák and Team Manager Václav Stejskal.