Oto Haščák

Oto Haščák

Zameranie: Academy founder and a coach

Oto Hačšák has already led the Ice-Hockey Academy POWERPLAYERS for two years in the past. Its activities were later suspended so that it could come back with full power now. Oto used to play ice-hockey actively since 1983 until 2000. He started in the Czechoslovak Federal League and later played in different clubs in Sweden, Finland, Germany and Czech Republic. Over the course of his career he attended three Olympic Games and three World Championships. He finished the active career in Dukla Trenčín, where he later worked as the general manager.He currently works as a European talents scout for NHL clubs. He has worked for Boston Bruins, Los Angeles Kings and currently works for the New York Rangers organisation. He played a role in drafting players such as David Krejčí, Phil Kessel, Drew Doughty and Milan Lučič.

Marek Haščák

Marek Haščák

Zameranie: Hockey coach

Marek used to play actively from 2002 until 2012, at which point he had to end his professional career for health reasons. He also played in the Canadian junior league QMJHL and was later based in different clubs in the highest Slovak, Czech and Latvian-Belarus leagues. He was also selected to represent Slovakia in the national team. He is currently fully dedicated to the hockey academy. He is also scout for NHL team New York Islanders.

Mgr. Martin Vlnka

Mgr. Martin Vlnka

Zameranie: Conditioning coach

Martin Vlnka graduated from the Faculty of Physical Education and Sport at UK and the Institute of Physiotherapy, balneology and medical rehabilitation University of St. Cyril and Methodius. Currently actively cooperates with several players from the NHL as Marián Hossa, Marián Gáborík a Tomáš Kopecký.

Paľo Svrček

Paľo Svrček

Zameranie: Powerlifting coach

The training's focus is on proper posture and a healthy spine development as well as the compensation of unilateral (one-sided) load. Development of the lower limbs' bouncing skills. The right technique of the snatch, clean & jerk and squat. The right format of the exercise reduces the risk of injuries. Thus making it possible to dedicate to main activities of the athlete (sportsperson).

Leoš Drmola

Leoš Drmola

Zameranie: Wrestling coach

Wrestling - it is a contact sport with long history that helps acquire confidence also for physicaly weak people. Wrestling develop the entire body, raise especially coordination, power, ability.

Branislav Prokop

Branislav Prokop

Zameranie: Physiotherapist

Braňo Prokop is the SZU physiotherapist. He has more than 14 year of experience in the field. He also used to work at a specialised clinic for sport traumatology - Sport Clinic Bratislava. He has been the Slovak Ice-Hockey national team physiotherapist since 2004. He has attended 3 Winter Olympic Games. He actively works with several NHL players, such as Marián Hossa, Marián Gáborík etc.

Mgr. Katarina Pavličková

Mgr. Katarina Pavličková

Zameranie: Coach of sport gymnastic

Graduated Faculty of physical education and sport University Komensky in Bratislava as certificated teacher of sport gymnastic. In youth she represented Slovakia. On the present she works as a coach and methodologist in GK Pavlo club in Trenčín where she helps kids to improve. Katarina is setting up methodologistic things for other sports like ice - hockey, soccer, volley-ball, athletics and fitness. In 2010 Katarina acquired I and II. level of international coaching FIG Academy and also works as a I level arbiter for sport gymnastic. Gymnastic is a complex of body exercises and the main point is allround development of human body.


Mudr. Bohumil Bockay

focus of activity Orthopaedist

Bohumil Bockay runs an orthopaedist clinic in Trenčín and also works at an orthopaedist department in Trenčianske Teplice. He graduated from the Comenius University Medical faculty specialising in orthopaedics I. and II. Degree. He currently works with several sports clubs -Dukla Trenčín , MFK Dubnica and Junior football representation.

Mudr. Ivan Jakubec PhD.

focus of activity Orthopaedist

Chief physician in the orthopaedic sanatorium s.r.o. Martin. Founding member of the Czechoslovak and Slovak arthroscopic society, dealing with orthopaedics and sport trauma