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Snow snow and more snow, the South of England was really bad this week, the whole country stops for a quarter inch of snow, so 4 inches really put the brakes on absolutely everything.
 
But we still go on looking for new players, the men’s and women’s  youth teams in Trowbridge, Wiltshire looked to have recruited a couple of likely candidates, sadly the games were all called off over the weekend and we didn’t get to see their skills.

Nice gloves though..

Streborkin

Beginning with the second round the actual chance in the playing-system of the Bundesliga Süd becomes effective. The final tableau of the first round, where every team faced any other team once, was divided into two separate groups: The first four teams into a group and the second four teams in another group. Now each team plays every other team in their group twice and the first two teams of the upper tableau are qualified for the Play-Offs.

There are a number of reasons for this system:  First of all, every team plays at least once against every other team in the league. But on the other hand every team has more games against teams of their strength and we hope this will increase and improve fun and skill for every team.

Max Maier

On the 23rd of January 2009 the coaching staff announced the German National Team squad.
The squad contains of 34 players from 12 different club teams.

The next event for the squad are friendly games against the Dutch in Amsterdam on February 21st and 22nd.

On the squad are the following players:

Al-Dujaili, Sahra
Bailly, Sarah
Bechstein, Viktoria
Beschwitz, vonJanna
Blank, Anna
Blank, Katharina
Bock, vonGesa
Decker, Katharina
Fitzek, Antonia
Flatken, Regina
Gees, Kora
Gilg, Franziska
Hupka, Inga
Jungk, Annette
Karbe, Antonia
Klein, Marion
Kriwall, Mareile
Luhn, Franziska
Mackensen, Isabella
Meier, Katharina
Meyfarth, Birgit
Neubert, Lisa
Patterson, Emily
Paul, Sabine
Reinhold, Annika
Rieckhoff, Britta
Schröder, Nora
Schulte, Lisa
Schulte, Eva
Schumann, Annette
Schüßler, Annkathrin
Schuster, Pola
Wilhelm, Bettina
Zindl, Claudia

 
From Germany
 
Mareile

The problem with blogs, is where to start.  I’m sure once I get into the flow of things stuff will come easy!

Should I concentrate on what I do for work or what I do for my club; my hobby and work seem to merge spectacularly, one of the dangers of working for the sport you love I suppose.

Development, what’s that?  Answers on a post card J I seem to spend a lot of time on the M4 or M3 (main routes to London), maybe I could become a traffic correspondent – “The M4 near Reading has stopped moving today because some dolt has decided to park his car facing the wrong way in the fast lane”  

Or maybe one of those blokes who goes and eats at the service stations in order to write a food guide or something – “The £5.99 bacon bap came across as a combination of cardboard and that stuff 13th century sailors used to eat when they were starving;  great value really, about £1 a tooth”

No doubt both will feature highly.

The week started okay, I drove the mini bus to Wandsworth South London with the second team to get a spanking in the Flags (knock out competition), outclassed and outpaced in most departments.  The problem was that we scored first and just got them mad.  The kids did well though, Bath seconds are a real mixture of old farts (Me ), students (hangover), and teenagers (acne).  The after match food was good as well.  Chicken in rice and a chilli sauce that completely anesthetised your lips.  The highlight of the drive back was some numpty overtaking us on a country lane, then getting out of his car to swear at us for being in the way.  Maybe he didn’t see 15 lunatic lacrosse players in the bus, otherwise he might have thought better of it.

County Sport meetings in the week Bristol and London are always a blast.  I see another guide book opportunity in that as well; “Curly sandwiches and things on sticks”.  A big talking point across the region is Sports Unlimited.  Lots of coaching available between 3:15 and 5, but no facilities or enough coaches, and how do you “aim” something at a Semi Sporty kid?  What is a “Semi Sporty” kid?

Club training went well, the girls nattered, the boys moaned, there must be some joy in dealing with little kids and teenagers.  One thing they all have in common, is they can’t put their pads and helmets on.  I now have thumbs like Garth after popping god knows how many chin straps on helmets.  Got some new kids along though.  It was great to see the 8 year olds running around with all the kit on.  It always reminds me of Marvin the Martian.

Next week sees the build up to my son’s 18th Birthday.  I will I finally get a pint out of him legally?  And my daughter comes back from skiing (all in one piece I hope), family reunited…ahhhhh.  More like the end of peace and quiet, ho hum

Streborkin

Did you know that the German U21 program was the first in German Lacrosse history to get a full product sponsorship for a big championship?

Since the start of the program in 2006, the German squad has received support from both Boathouse and Brine. They helped the team look great during their 6-2 record in BC along with a dramatic OT win against Blue Division rival Japan.

If you want more storyies about the German national teams , just visit www.deutschlandlacrosse.de
 
Pics, News and Merchandise are available!   If you want a “Deutschland Lacrosse” shirt, you can get it there!

Dom

On the 17th and 18th of January 2009 the tryout for the German Women’s national team took place in Düsseldorf under direction of the new head coach Damien Orr.

With his assistant coaches Susanna Ingalls and Molly MCCourt, Goalkeeper coach Björn Lohrenz and fitness coach  Chrisian Schröder he had to select a squad for the world cup preperation.

Over 50 applicants fom all over Germany tried out for the chance to represent their country.  The squad will be announced within the next week and we’ll bring it to you here.

We thank DSC 99 for hosting the tryout.

Mareile Kriwall

After last year’s travel to Philly, this year my flight was to Baltimore. Ähh, not really! First I catch a 3 hour delay in my Hometown Duesseldorf.  Then I get in touch with the British way of disaster management. Did you ever wait 6 hours in a queue? I can say now, YES! When “Yes, We can” stands for the future of the USA, “No we cant” is the answer of the Britsh customer service! So I miss the practice start at JHU which I looked forward to seeing.  I arrived not at BWI, but at Dulles. But, I’m happy just to make it here. My luggage didn’t.

My first step in Baltimore was to find a GAP store and buy me a new outfit. Sounds cool when you know that the airline pays for it, but the time that you lost wasn’t compensated for.

So, back to my plans. My intention was to come to Baltimore and to meet some sponsors from the 2008 U19 World Championship in British Columbia. Especially Brine and Boathouse which send us a ton of stuff.

Thanks by the way to both!  After that I met Pat Finn and John Pirie our great U19 Coaches!  Did you know that the Germans got a 5-0 record in their division and then in the play-in game a OT Win against the Japanese? Yes we did it! 

After that I met James from IL.  I was his host at the last Berlin Open.  He came over to write about the German u19 team.  He got a little bit scared of my driving style.  But I would say its normal. Its german!  We are allowed to drive more than 60 miles an hour there.  But this is another story.  So James invite me to “THE” Party at “Mad River” for the night.  What can I say?  Great people + great beer = GREAT Party! Thanks for that.

My Saturday starts with a hangover and Dunkin Donuts. Not such a good combination. It follows with some more meetings and a lot of water to beat the “Beast of Hangovers”.

And then I meet…

…Sparky. I get not the best start with her. She wears a Ravens Shirt and after she greats me and ends with GO Ravens, I answers with “or not!”.  Forgive a stupid German, but I’m a steelers fan since 10 years. But only for you Sparky, GO RAVENS!

The happenings after this mistake, can you see in the video clip from the convention. So unnecessary to talk about this.

So, coming through the end. It was a great convention. Hope you did not miss it! I will come back!

Dom, the part time Ravens fan…

 

Starting this blog out, we would like to inform the lacrosse community about some news from Germany.

If you wanna check results or searching for contact you should look at www.DLaxV.de. If you are interested in Game Pictures and all the other stuff take a look at the team website which you will find at the link above.

We will try to inform you weekly until the start of our season on the 15th of March.  We hope that you will enjoy reading about Germany Lacrosse.

For Germany!

Dom

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