Depression after the World Cup: For many national handball gamers, there is little break

Status: 02.02.2023 12:49

After the World Cup earlier than the DHB Cup: For many national handball gamers, all the things goes on instantly after the World Cup – this is an enormous burden that coaches should be delicate to.

Julian Koster did not have a lot time to catch his breath. Last Sunday, the handball participant performed with the German national staff in Poland and Sweden at the World Championships in Stockholm and took fifth place in the collection of DHB. Then he left by airplane and returned residence.

For three days, the 22-year-old was allowed to elevate his leg and care for it by the physiotherapists of VfL Gummersbach. His coach Gudjon Valur Sigurdsson is ready for him in the health club this Thursday (February 2, 2023) as the handball mill turns continuous and preparations are underway for the cup recreation in opposition to TBV Lemgo on Saturday (19:00). on maintain.

In earlier main tournaments, the German Handball Association added a minimum of a non-sporting Allstar recreation after the European Championship or the World Championship, however this time it is straight adopted by the quarterfinals of the cup, the place there is extra at stake. After all, a six-figure sum means going to the “Final Four” event in April.

“Take your head first”

In any case, Gummersbach coach Sigurdsson is making an attempt to be as cautious as attainable along with his younger star Koster. “Julian was a little shaky after the final recreation of the World Cup. He performed quite a bit. Then there is no level in bringing him residence and letting him proceed his work. He must clear his head now,” he advised the Icelanders. Five days later. on Thursday (February 9, 2023) VfL will face Lemgo-Lippe once more, this time in the Bundesliga.

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After these two video games, Sirgudsson will wish to determine whether or not Köster can nonetheless get a number of days off, as the VfL can have two weeks with out video games. “Of course we want him and we wish him round. Julian performed a complete of six to seven hours at the World Cup. It’s an enormous weight so he’ll relaxation for a number of extra days as a result of we all know he is in good condition. We have to arrange him for the subsequent video games,” stated the coach in an interview with the sports activities present.

Nine video games in 17 days

The World Cup event was undoubtedly an enormous burden. The German staff performed 9 video games in 17 days – a mammoth program. In addition, there was a visit, the German staff moved twice. Even throughout the event, gamers like Juri Knorr challenged the standings. “I do not perceive this regime. Anyone who performs skilled sports activities at this stage is aware of how intense the video games are. It’s harmful for us and for our our bodies,” Knorr stated at the World Cup venue in Katowice.

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For the German staff physician, Philipp Lübke, on the different hand, intensive care of the gamers is essential. “It’s quite a bit, however not an excessive amount of. We have well-trained high athletes who know the stress in the Bundesliga properly. We can handle them properly, preserve all the things underneath management,” stated the Kiel orthopedist throughout the World Cup. The most essential factor is the fingers of physiotherapists.

For sport psychologist Marion Sulprizio of Cologne Sports University, the proper method to cope with high-effort is essential. “You could make up for laborious work with “temper”, temper. It was the identical when the German gamers completed fifth.” In common, it is essential that every participant finds regeneration methods for himself, each bodily and psychologically. It could possibly be going to the sauna or spending time with the household. Everyone ticks in another way, Sulprizio says.

Old discussions with new characters

In skilled handball, the debate about extraordinarily excessive workload is not new and has flared up many times in recent times with out radical change.

Anyway, Sigurdsson is holding on to this subject. “I can’t enter this black gap anymore. I’ve been a participant for 20 years, now I’m a coach. I perceive my colleagues, additionally they take part in worldwide competitions and play three or 4 occasions. This is eternally. We is not going to resolve it right now,” says the ex-specialist.

Florian Kerman, coach of Gummersbach’s upcoming opponents TBV Lemgo-Lippe, is properly conscious of the added burden of European Cup video games. In the fall, Kerman and his staff performed not solely in the championship and the cup, but in addition in the European Cup, however solely till the second spherical, after which the Lippers had been eradicated in the EHF Cup.

Kerman: Talk to the gamers quite a bit

Like Sigurdsson, Kerman doesn’t wish to sue. Of course, he additionally needed to come to phrases with the heavy workload of his gamers, he couldn’t change something. “The individuals who should determine should determine it, so I’m not the one to speak,” Kerman stated. In Germany worldwide Lucas Zerbe, Spain’s Gideon Guardiola and Holland’s Bobby Scharschen and Versteijn, TBV has produced 4 national gamers. Players taking part in the World Cup.

Julian Koster, Zerbe and Guardiola had been all nonetheless in motion on Sunday, with the Spaniard additionally securing third place along with his staff. However, that didn’t cease Guardiola from returning to coaching at Lemgur Halle on Tuesday, stories Florian Kerman. “Some gamers want extra time, others much less. They get well shortly and do not want lengthy breaks,” stated the TBV coach. His motto: speak to the gamers quite a bit and get to know their scenario.

Debate is additionally an essential element for sports activities psychologist Marion Sulprizio. In this context, he appealed to the coaches: “It is essential so that you can take into account the following: what may be anticipated from the gamers throughout the interval of excessive effort, the coaches should get rid of the worry of “not flying” from the gamers. If they’re underutilized, instantly decommission the staff,” says Sulprizio.

Mike Machulla: More time to suppose

Mike Machulla, the coach of SG Flensburg-Handewitt, believes that his Danish national gamers have introduced the momentum to Førde to win the World Cup. In Kevin and Lasse Moller, Emil Jakobsen, Simon Hald, Jakob Hansen and Mads Mensa, Machulla has a World Cup-winning Danish sextet.

The coach would really like his gamers to course of their achievements and expertise and provides them extra time to mirror. “So it is only a tick, job achieved, bag of medals and one other title on the record,” Machulla stated. SG Flensburg-Handewitt will play in opposition to HSG Wetzlar in the quarter-finals of the cup competitors on Saturday.


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