Luxembourg gathered European youth
Chinese Trainings methods from the Asian experts
Luxembourg hosted and still hosting two camps for European youth. The first camp was the Eurotalents Preselection Camp from 20th to 27th August, whilst the second camp is still running. It is the Eurotalent development Camp that started on August 30th and it will end on Sunday.
Target of the first camp was to master Chinese Trainings methods; work on improvements in stroke quality and techniques of the first three strokes. Another target was to select players for the final Selection camp in Otocec from 4th to 11th October.
Expert on duty was Martin OSTERMANN. He took care of 19 players accompanied by 10 coaches from 10 European countries; 6 Chinese training partners were another great motivation for the kids. The coaches team was made up of LI Xiaodong, ZHANG Yining, QI Baoxiang (former Chinese National team player and Nr. 3 of WR in the middle of the 80th) supported by XIA Cheng (interpreter). Unfortunately Dimitrij MAZUNOV had to cancel his participation because of health problems.
"All national coaches were involved in every session. Two daily training sessions and 2 lectures with very interesting discussions between European players and coaches and Chinese Coaches and former world class players were executed,' explained OSTERMANN.
The second camp is still running. Beside the goal of improvement of the basic technical and tactical skills for the target group efforts are also being made to improve the competitive spirit. 20 European top players of the age group 2002-2004 of 9 countries are in I.N.S in Luxembourg accompanied by their coaches.
Coaches Team and trainings partner are the same as before.