As I mentioned yesterday, I’m visiting TV Bühl for the next couple of weeks. The team just started training on Monday. Unfortunately, the club doesn’t have a gym available for the early part of pre-season. It’s a function of the community facility situation vis-a-vis school break.
So what do you do?
In the case, the coaches are making use of some local sand courts. What they did was take some circuits they would have done indoors and do them in the sand. The first circuit included core exercises, shoulder stability, and lower body work. The second circuit focused on volleyball movements. The first comprised 10 stations, while the second had 5 (2 players per station in that case), and they did both twice through. Imagine how much harder doing that sort of stuff is when you have to deal with sand as the platform for pushing off, changing direction, etc.
After that the guys played a 4 v 4 game. As you might expect, that was a bit more fun and serious.
The team begins weight room training this morning, with more sand stuff for evening training. The hope is that we’ll be able to be in the gym by the latter part of the week.
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