Kienbaum (dpa) – Seven weeks might be a very long time. With the Olympic and Paralympic Training Center in Kienbaum placing a lot emphasis on the sport, the German volleyball players and their coaches at one level discovered the peace and quiet to be an excessive amount of.
“It’s undoubtedly going to be a gradual start. There’s been a bit of cabin fever the previous couple of days,” laughs outdoors hitter Jennifer Janiska, simply days earlier than the World Cup kicks off in the Netherlands and Poland.
Janiska praises staff spirit and staff spirit
National coach Vital Heinen additionally agrees together with his participant’s opinion. “Seven weeks at Kenbaum was too lengthy,” says the Belgian. “Five kilometers after which comes the first home the place you will get one thing.” Next Sunday, the staff performs the first recreation of the preliminary spherical in opposition to Bulgaria in Arnhem, Netherlands (19:00 / Sportdeutschland.television). Then in opposition to Kazakhstan, Serbia, USA and Canada. The high 4 groups in the group will advance to the second spherical.
Everyone, together with slasher Lena Stigrot, appreciates the preparation and the scenario. The staff discovered its rhythm and labored diligently. It did not appear to dampen the environment. “I’ve to say that I have not felt such staff spirit in a very long time,” says Janiska. “Everyone needs the match to start now.” It comes from speaking with one another by means of the phrase. During the dialog, the 53-yr-outdated coach and his players preserve joking. Words are double-edged.
“It’s a extremely attention-grabbing combine that we’ve got,” says Stigrot. A mixture of youthful and older players is an efficient match. Some players like SC Potsdam’s Laura Emonts, who’s again after an extended layoff, match the staff very effectively. “It’s troublesome for opponents to put together for Germany,” says Heinen. “We have 14 comedians.” The staff can play a variable, traditional system, in addition to a brand new one with three specialists to tackle.
Above all, Heinen needs to see good performances
After lengthy and profitable years as the males’s coach, the transition continues for Heinen, who dared to make the bounce to the ladies’s staff at the starting of the yr. “Of course I’ve realized lots, however nearly each day I nonetheless assume: Wow, I did not assume of that,” says the Belgian. It is a change of angle that may do anybody good. Adaptation is each difficult and enriching. “We’re like sponges absorbing his expertise and confidence in his groups,” says Stirot.
A standout participant, Louise Lippmann, is on hiatus after switching to seashore volleyball. In the summer time, the staff was simply quick of the remaining spherical of the League of Nations. “We undoubtedly need to get by means of the preliminaries,” Janiska says of her World Cup objective. Above all, Heinen needs to see good performances. He has an extended-time period plan. “The objective of the staff is to return to the Olympics after three years,” says the Belgian about the Paris Games. This has not occurred since 2004.
Heinen has clear concepts about his staff’s efficiency at the World Cup. “I would like to see soiled volleyball,” he says. “Dirty, however flawless,” laughed Stigrot.
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