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Monday, January 23rd 2017, 10:09pm

New German BVB Coaching Structure

Can anyone shed any light on what Germany has done to their professional coaching structure.

There would appear to be a new head coach to train the German BVB teams. Which sounds fine so far. But the person chosen is Morph Bowes, who happens to be Laura Ludwig's boyfriend. And Ludwig/Walkenhorst will be keeping their very experienced and successful existing trainer Jurgen Wagner.

There's an article about it here - de.swatchmajorseries.com/en/1149/Morph-B…linkId=33612006

But it doesn't make any sense to me. Surely there is a conflict of interest?!
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Tuesday, January 24th 2017, 12:53pm

In fact, this is now the first time that the federation installed something like a "professional coaching structure". So far, the teams have been, more or less, self organized and the federation only covered basic costs for the National Teams and some youth teams.

Now after the Olympics and Ludwig/Walkenhorst's success, Beachvolleyball is generally on the rise and more private and public money is pouring in. With support from the city of Hamburg and the sports club HSV, the federation now is able to fund two fulltime coaches for each gender and decided to centralize all the National Teams (Men and Woman) here in Hamburg. Overall, you can say that they try to install a system similar to the one of the brazilian federation.

While the male teams meanwhile are fully assembled in Hamburg ,some of woman teams, namely Laboureur/Sude and Borger/Kozuch, are still reluctant to come up north. One reason, as you mentioned, could be that they have problems with Morph Bowes but under the "new system" they additionally would have to give up some liberty too.

Ludwig/Walkenhorst are allowed to stay outside of the system, so B/K and L/S might insist on the same treatment. Still some negotiations are to be held......

https://www.beach-volleyball.de/top-spor…chen-damen.html
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Tuesday, January 24th 2017, 6:37pm

Thank you for the information. :)

I guess something like this was always going to happen. A team is successful and suddenly everyone wants a piece of the action.

I don't see how forcing trainers and locations on people is going to help anybody. What works for one team might not be the best thing for another. At the end of the days the teams are competing against each other. So while they may be friends off the court they are not going to want to share their tactics and training methods with their opponents.

With most of the players out of the central system has the scheme fallen apart already?!
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Tuesday, January 31st 2017, 3:56pm

The FIVB have finally covered the same story.

http://www.fivb.com/en/about/news/bowes-…-coach?id=65968

Although they fail to mention all the problems and exemptions from the scheme!
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Thursday, May 11th 2017, 1:43pm

Now after the Olympics and Ludwig/Walkenhorst's success, Beachvolleyball is generally on the rise and more private and public money is pouring in. With support from the city of Hamburg and the sports club HSV, the federation now is able to fund two fulltime coaches for each gender and decided to centralize all the National Teams (Men and Woman) here in Hamburg. Overall, you can say that they try to install a system similar to the one of the brazilian federation.

While the male teams meanwhile are fully assembled in Hamburg ,some of woman teams, namely Laboureur/Sude and Borger/Kozuch, are still reluctant to come up north. One reason, as you mentioned, could be that they have problems with Morph Bowes but under the "new system" they additionally would have to give up some liberty too.

Ludwig/Walkenhorst are allowed to stay outside of the system, so B/K and L/S might insist on the same treatment. Still some negotiations are to be held.

Things are pretty much escalating at the moment. Borger/Kozuch still refuse to move to Hamburg and insist on organising themselves. Accordingly they hadn't been awarded with a NT status and furthermore, they won't get registered for the Rio Grand Slam by the federation, eventhough they would qualify by their entry points.
Now there are talks of legal actions and a healthy compromise doesn't seem likely at the moment.

Imho the federation especially owes Maggie Kozuch a better treatment for being "the face" of indoor NT for almost a decade. Hope all sides involved still find a compromise. Everything else would be a true shame..... :teach:

http://www.n-tv.de/sport/Verband-sperrt-…le19831616.html
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Friday, May 12th 2017, 12:26pm

Things are pretty much escalating at the moment. Borger/Kozuch still refuse to move to Hamburg and insist on organising themselves. Accordingly they hadn't been awarded with a NT status and furthermore, they won't get registered for the Rio Grand Slam by the federation, eventhough they would qualify by their entry points.
Now there are talks of legal actions and a healthy compromise doesn't seem likely at the moment.

Imho the federation especially owes Maggie Kozuch a better treatment for being "the face" of indoor NT for almost a decade. Hope all sides involved still find a compromise. Everything else would be a true shame.....

http://www.n-tv.de/sport/Verband-sperrt-…le19831616.html


Thanks for the update.

Well it was always going to get messy wasn't it.

So you've got a competitive Borger/Kozuch partnership who will be in Rio and on the back of a good performance in Munster reaching the semi-finals - but they are not allowed to compete.

I can't see how anyone wins from this situation. Hopefully a fix can be found quickly because the current situation is clearly not working.

On a brighter note, I hope you saw the epic Ludwig/Walkenhorst - Laboureur/Sude final in Munster. 25:23 in the third set. It doesn't get much closer than that! :P
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