About us

We are beach volleyball team Jan Hadrava and Přemysl Kubala and together we go by the name SMASH Team. We began competing together in 2014. That year we won the Czech Championship. Since then we’ve won the 3rd round of Olympic qualification in 2015 and have now advanced directly to the final round of qualification which will take place in 2016. Our goal is to qualify for the Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 2016.

Recent Accomplishments

  • 1st place Czech Republic championships
  • 3rd place European Games 2015 (Baku, Azerbaijan)
  • 9th place European Championships 2015 (Klagenfurt, Austria)

Our Strenghts

  • Connection of Experience and Youth
  • Two tall players with the possibility to change between blocking and defense
  • Ideal attack possibilities thanks to left-hand and right-hand player
  • Psychical endurance
  • An aggressive style of gameplay learned from competing in indoor volleyball
  • Strong Attackers
  • Flawless Defense

Přemysl “Bean“ Kubala

Přemysl Kubala

Motto: „You can withstand the pain if the goal is worth it“

How I spend my free time.

Career Achievements

Indoor Volleyball

  • 3rd place at volleyball Junior World Championships (Argentina-1993)
  • 2x 4th place finish in volleyball European Championships (Austria-1999, Czech Republic-2001)
  • 4th place in volleyball World league 2003 (Madrid, Spain)
  • 4x winner of Czech Republic volleyball league, winner of Slovakian and Austrian volleyball league
  • 4x participate in volleyball Champions league with 4 different clubs
  • MVP of Czech Republic 1997
  • 10 years in Czech volleyball national team
  • 2x participant in volleyball World Championships (Japan-1998, Argentina-2003)

Beach volleyball

  • 5x winner of Czech Republic championships
  • Best Czech Republic beach volleyball player (2011 and 2012)
  • 3x 4th place finish in World Tour series (Berlin, Haag, Durban) with 3 different partners (Palínek, Beneš, Dumek)
  • 17th place in Olympic Games in London 2012
  • 3x participant European Championships (Valencia, Hamburg, Sochi), 7th place with Petr Beneš in Hamburg
  • 3x World Championships participant (Los Angeles with Palínek (17th place); Rome and Stare Jablonki both with Beneš (1x 17th place)
Jan Hadrava

Jan Hadrava

Motto: „Victory belongs to those that believe in it the most“

How I spend my free time.

Career Achievements

Indoor Volleyball

  • Qualification for Junior World Championships (Russia-2008)
  • Best spiker of the Tournament of Olympic Hopes (Slovakia-2009)
  • Best Scorer of Czech Republic volleyball league play-off 2011/12
  • Best Scorer of the regular season and playoff of the Czech Republic volleyball league 2013/14
  • MVP of Czech Republic volleyball league 2013/14
  • 1st and 2nd place in Youth Czech Republic Championships
  • 1st and 2x 2nd in Junior Czech Republic Championships
  • 3rd place CEV Challenge Cup 2012/13 (European Cup)
  • 2x 2nd place and 1x 3rd place in Czech Republic league
  • 2x winner in Czech Republic cup (2012/13, 2013/14)

Beach volleyball

  • 9th place European Championships U-18 (Greece-2008)
  • 17th place World Championships U-19 (Turkey-2009)
  • 9th place European Championships U-20 (Italy-2010)
  • 9th place European Championships U-23 (Portugal-2011)
  • 1st, 2nd and 4th place CEV Masters (Varna, Novi Sad, Baden)
  • 1st and 2nd place CEV Satellite (Montpellier, Lausanne)
  • 17th place World Championships 2013 (Stare Jablonki)

Donovan Džavoronok

Donovan Džavoronok

Reserve player of SMASH TEAM
Motto: „Stronger survive“

21 years old hope of Czech beach volleyball.

Career Achievements

Indoor volleyball

  • 1st place and 2x 2nd place Youth Czech Republic volleyball league
  • 2x 1st place Junior Czech Republic volleyball league
  • 6th place at U-20 championships (Czech Republic-2014)
  • Best scorer of U-20 championships (Czech Republic-2014)
  • MVP of Junior tournament MEVZA
  • MVP of Czech Republic volleyball league 2014/15

Beach volleyball

  • 4x 1st place Czech Republic under-age championships (2x U-17, 1x U-18, 1x U-20)
  • 5th place European Championships U-18 (Czech Republic-2012)
  • 9th place World Championships U-19 (Portugal-2013)
  • 17th place European championships U-20 (Lithuania-2013)

Evolution of the Team

Smash Team was founded in 2014, In our short time together we’ve been able to achieve a lot of success already but we know we still have room to go and more to accomplish as we work towards achieving our main goal of qualifying for the Olympic Games. Follow us on our journey.

Evolution of the Team

Began competing together
Won the Czech Republic Championships

Continental Cup - advanced to 5th Phase
European Games in Baku - 3rd place
European Championships in Klagenfurt - 9th place

Continental Cup 5th Phase - qualification in Olympic Games
Participation in Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro

Přemysl " Bean" Kubala

In my free time I like to spend time with my children Jakub (17) and Terezka (8). To relax I often go to a café or to a cinema to see movie.
I also enjoy making and editing videos.

Jan Hadrava

My hobbies include playing video games (Call of duty, Batman and Civilization). I like to watch Star Wars and Batman films. During my free time I like to listen a music of every genre, but my favorite band is the Red Hot Chili Peppers and I also enjoy David Guetta.

I like to watch and follow all sports, mainly basketball (NBA) and american football (NFL). My favorite book is Steve Jobs and some war encyclopedias.

I’m a calm person but I hate to lose. I’m extremely competitive.


Staff

Milan Hadrava

Milan Hadrava

Coach

Career achievements by player

  • 1987 - 1998 in Czech Republic national volleyball team with more than 300 starts
  • 2x winner of French volleyball league
  • 2x winner of French cup
  • 2x winner of Czech Republic cup
  • winner of Slovakian volleyball league
  • Best defensive player at European Championships ( Netherlands-1997)

Career achievements by coach

  • 2002 - 2004 coach of AS Vannes (France)
  • 2004 - 2005 coach of VK Ferram Opava (winner of Czech Republic cup)
  • 2008 - 2011 assistant coach of Czech Republic volleyball national team
  • 2008 - 2012 strength trainer of beach volleyball team Dumek/Tichý, chief coach Beach club Pankrác
  • 2013 chief coach of beach volleyball school Hamr, coach of Czech Republic champions Kufa/Hadrava and Bonnerová/Hermannová, coach of Aero Odolena Voda
  • 2014 coach of Czech Republic champions Kubala/Hadrava
  • 2015 coach of Czech Republic beach volleyball national team Kubala/Hadrava
Tomáš Novotný

Ing. Tomáš Novotný

Manager

Info

  • In business since 1991 (28 years)
  • Experienced in the managing of people, companies and projects
  • 6x Czech champion in yachting

Hobbies

  • Sport - yachting, skiing, snowboarding, bicycle, mountain touristic, tennis, squash, beach volleybal
  • Traveling, family