Germany’s handball players have a plan for the time after Corona. The Supercup between THW Kiel and SG Flensburg-Handewitt is to be held in Düsseldorf on September 2nd. The Bundesliga coaches demonstrate unity and have founded a “Task Force Restart”.
Last week, the coaches of the 20 Bundesliga clubs joined together via video conference. A completely new process in handball. Carlos Ortega (48), coach of TSV Hannover-Burgdorf reports: “We analyzed the situation of the 20 clubs together. And discussed the different scenarios for a restart. “
Frank Carstens (48), coach of GWD Minden and promotion coach of TSV Hannover-Burgdorf in 2009, told the “Mindener Tagblatt” in an interview: “It was the first time that the coaches had come together. It is remarkable what happened. ”
Carstens’ explanation of how the virtual coaching meeting came about makes one listen and expresses the concerns clearly: “It came about because we all have the impression that the sport is lagging behind the commercial aspects. The sporty side must also sit at the table. ” In addition to Carstens, Maik Machulla (43 / SG Flensburg) and Kai Wandschneider (60 / leaves HSG Wetzlar) are part of the “Task Force Restart”.
Jens Bürkle (39), from Hanover-Burgdorf from 2015 to 2017 and now at HBW Balingen for BILD: “For us coaches, the main thing is to find out early on when we can start planning team training again.”