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, the whole lot goes on instantly after the World Cup – this is an enormous burden that coaches must 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 workforce in Poland and Sweden at the World Championships in Stockholm and took fifth place in the choice of DHB. Then he left by airplane and returned house.

For three days, the 22-year-old was allowed to carry his leg and handle 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 towards TBV Lemgo on Saturday (19:00). on maintain.

In earlier main tournaments, the German Handball Association added at the least 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 together with his younger star Koster. “Julian was a little shaky after the final recreation of the World Cup. He performed loads. Then there is no level in bringing him house and letting him proceed his work. He must clear his head now,” he instructed 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 resolve whether or not Köster can nonetheless get a couple 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 couple of extra days as a result of we all know he is in good condition. We have to organize 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 workforce performed 9 video games in 17 days – a mammoth program. In addition, there was a visit, the German workforce 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 degree 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 workforce physician, Philipp Lübke, on the different hand, intensive care of the gamers is crucial. “It’s loads, however not an excessive amount of. We have well-trained prime athletes who know the stress in the Bundesliga properly. We can handle them properly, preserve the whole lot below management,” stated the Kiel orthopedist throughout the World Cup. The most essential factor is the palms of physiotherapists.

For sport psychologist Marion Sulprizio of Cologne Sports University, the proper approach to take care of high-effort is essential. “You could make up for exhausting work with a very good “temper”, a very good 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 may very well be going to the sauna or spending time with the household. Everyone ticks otherwise, Sulprizio says.

Old discussions with new characters

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

Anyway, Sigurdsson is holding on to this subject. “I cannot enter this black gap anymore. I’ve been a participant for 20 years, now I’m a coach. I perceive my colleagues, in addition they take part in worldwide competitions and play three or 4 occasions. This is without end. 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 workforce 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 have been eradicated in the EHF Cup.

Kerman: Talk to the gamers loads

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 must resolve must resolve 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 collaborating in the World Cup.

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

Debate is additionally an essential part 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 remove the worry of “not flying” from the gamers. If they’re underutilized, instantly decommission the workforce,” says Sulprizio.

Mike Machulla: More time to assume

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 performed, bag of medals and one other title on the checklist,” Machulla stated. SG Flensburg-Handewitt will play towards HSG Wetzlar in the quarter-finals of the cup competitors on Saturday.


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