the season is approaching many teams or better said many players are deep into
a preparations period.
are that time of the season that many consider as the most important part of
the whole training strategy since it lays the foundation for the entire season
ahead the teams.
asked some of the handball players that play in the Champions league
competition or for our local club Gorenje Velenje, of which both we are a proud
official sponsors, how there preparations are going, where their training camps
took places and how tired they really are.
NIKOLA KARABATIC, our ambassador and handball player
didn’t travel anywhere in this preparation period. Our team stayed in Paris and
trained there, it was really hot, since the temperatures in this first week
were around 40 degrees Celsius but we trained really well.
was actually happy that we stayed in Paris so I could be there for the first
birthday of my daughter Nora.
from that, we train really hard and well with the team, the preparations are
going good, we just started with the first friendly matches. We feel a little
bit tired but that is kind of normal for this period of the season, the hardest
part is of course the running, the running part. I think all of the players
dislike running but thankfully we have good coaches and they know that we don’t
have to run as much as we did ten years ago when the handball coaches did the
preparations and killed us with the running. So we feel tired but not ‘dead
MATEJ GABER, handball player at MOL-Pick Szeged
me preparations are one of the most important parts of the season so we need to
do it on our maximum. At
the beginning of the preparations we went to Slovenia, to the mountains called
Rogla. That was the hardest part of the preparations and I am glad that this
part is already behind us, but we still have a lot of things to do.
most important is that we, the whole team, didn’t have any injuries, so we could do
everything what the coach planned to do. It was hard but as I already said – we
are at the one of the most important periods of the season.”
MIRSAD TERZIC, handball player at Telekom Veszprem HC
a part of our preparations we were ten days in Slovenia, Kranjska gora on our
preparations camp. The place is great; really, the temperature was ideal for
trainings were of course very hard and intensive but the team came very well
prepared. The hardest were in my opinion the handball sessions; you feel the
tiredness more in your muscles then you do after the running or fitness.”
ALJAZ PANJTAR, RK Gorenje Velenje
will travel to Austria and Hungary for some preparation matches. Apart from
that we also had some friendly matches here in Slovenia.
year I am happy with how the preparations are going because I really feel
great. Our coaching staff really does good work, as we give 120% on every
training, but still we have enough time to rest and properly regenerate.”
DOMEN MAKUC, RK Celje Pivovarna Lasko
weekend we went on a tournament in Germany. We played some good matches and are
satisfied with the way we played and with the end results. If
we keep on working on our so far performance, we are on a good way to achieve
our best level. We
are training hard, pushing our limits, just to get better and ready for the new
season. As a team we give a lot of support to each other, so there is no hard