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 positively going to be a gradual start. There’s been a bit of cabin fever the previous few days,” laughs exterior 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 sport of the preliminary spherical towards Bulgaria in Arnhem, Netherlands (19:00 / Sportdeutschland.television). Then towards Kazakhstan, Serbia, USA and Canada. The prime 4 groups in the group will advance to the second spherical.
Everyone, together with slasher Lena Stigrot, appreciates the preparation and the state of affairs. The staff discovered its rhythm and labored diligently. It did not appear to dampen the ambiance. “I’ve to say that I have never 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 via the phrase. During the dialog, the 53-yr-outdated coach and his players preserve joking. Words are double-edged.
“It’s a very attention-grabbing combine that now we have,” 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 quite a bit, however nearly every single day I nonetheless suppose: Wow, I did not suppose 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 last spherical of the League of Nations. “We positively need to get via 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 need to see soiled volleyball,” he says. “Dirty, however flawless,” laughed Stigrot.
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