Training kick-off VC Wiesbaden, Germany: Closer together

For the casual observer was the first game in shape during the official training at the beginning of the VC Wiesbaden (VCW) like Volleyball, but something cruci

Training kick-off VC Wiesbaden, Germany: Closer together

For the casual observer was the first game in shape during the official training at the beginning of the VC Wiesbaden (VCW) like Volleyball, but something crucial was missing: the block game on the net. Because of the currently valid hygiene rules coach Christian sauce Heimer was allowed to let his players only at a distance act. Accordingly, in the absence of the usual dynamics.

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"It's all even more complicated than usual," said team Manager Simona Kosova to the many rules and regulations due to the Corona pandemic prior to the start of the season for the women's League at 4. October, when the VCW has to compete in Münster, are to be observed; to the thousands of thoughts that are yet to sort out.

Everything is back to the beginning

"We want to be a close-knit unit", the sauce Heimer as a handy formula for the upcoming season. And confesses to him: "In the last season, it didn't work that way." Because of the VCW missed after continued disappointing performances, even the Playoffs, the top eight – which were not then due to the Corona-related season crash in March, but this time. Now everything is back to the beginning, and the appearance of Wiesbaden hochklassigster sports team, has not changed after the first impression a lot. Eight of the twelve players from the squad of last year are still in the process, and Setter Pauline Schultz was promoted from the second team. Since may, they have been training in small groups, after a holiday break the last two weeks, it is now in the hot Phase.

The only real new additions, the two Americans missing inside Ashley Evens and Anna Wruck, however. You must first pass a third Corona-Test before you are allowed to bump on Thursday, finally, to the Team. After a long back-and-forth Setter Evans and medium-blocker have been able to travel Wruck at least from the United States to Germany. A Test before your departure and a Test after the landing in Frankfurt, both of you have already completed - negative. The third Minus would be the big Plus. Especially on his first Setter Coach sauce Heimer is waiting for your style, a game to raise, will be to align the appearance of the whole team.

"Not ideal"

That, overall, only eleven of game is not inside the Bundesliga squad and thus only limited women's power is available, "ideal", such as sauce Heimer candidly admits. Already a classic training match, six against six is not working, it must always fill in a Kotrainer as an extra. However, especially in a Competition, an Option to Go through the waiver of a fourth external attacker is missing. The lack of economy due to the financial constraints of the club around plagues.

managing Director Christopher Fetting plans for the upcoming season, with a budget of about € 1.15 million, 200,000 less than in the previous season. A main sponsor of the VCW can't have currently. A promising prospect as a Jersey partner, has postponed his planned involvement in the time axis to the rear. The uncertainty due to Corona is taking its toll. After all, can rely Fetting on 85 small and medium-sized supporters, who carry the Team.

Updated Date: 05 August 2020, 03:20

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