More and more football clubs are canceling their training camps. The reasons for this are mostly the risk of getting infected and secondly the risk of having to go into quarantine after the trip.
Ten days ago, Christoph Kammerlander was still optimistic. "As of now, we will drive," said the player coach of TSV Perchting-Hadorf regarding the planned training camp in Rimini from next Thursday. The coach considered the reports that came from Italy about the novel corona virus over the Alps to be hysteria. "This is publicly exploited," he said. In the meantime, however, the soccer district classic has canceled its training camp on the Adriatic. "It is the most sensible decision to do it this way," clarifies Kammerlander. It would have been an unreasonable risk to have the 50-member tour company drive to Rimini.
The club remains at 8,000 euros
The decision is expensive for the TSV. The agency, through which the club had booked the training camp, did not accept any real compromise, which is why the club is left with around 80 percent of travel expenses. "It's a decent amount of money that runs in nothing," says Kammerlander. After all, it is a sum of around 8,000 euros that the TSV alone has to cover.
"The risk was too big"
The kickers of the SV Inning were able to reach a better agreement with their tour operator. The district classicist actually wanted to hold his training camp in Montichiari. The current situation in Lombardy, however, led to a new assessment of the situation by the association's management. "The risk was too great," explains Markus Spiewok. For the head of the football department, it was suddenly no longer so unreasonable that one of his players got infected in Italy. The agency, which worked with the sports club, showed understanding for the fears and agreed with the innards on a compromise: The SVI is spared the cost of cancellation if he books his next training camp with her again.
The youngsters of SC Weßling also gave up their training camp in Misano. The sports club with its A and B youth wanted to prepare for the second half of the season in Emilia Romagna. However, those responsible did not start the trip on Thursday during the Carnival vacation. "Not because of the risk of infection," as Martin Jakob assures. The department head feared that his boys could be excluded from class after returning from Italy. Since some of them are writing their high school diploma in spring or are completing their middle school, this would have had noticeable consequences for them.
Schools send students home
The FT Starnberg was in Misano with its offspring. Alexander Nitsch cannot confirm that the young footballers were generally excluded from class after their return from Italy. "Schools handle it differently," says the department head. "Some children were sent home from their school on the penultimate Monday." The different practices at the respective educational institutions are somewhat surprising for Nitsch. The health authority in Starnberg had not explicitly advised his club that the children should not go to school. Nitsch emphasizes that the parents of his young football players were free to send their children to Misano. The fact that one of the caregivers and a player are now in the isolation ward of the Starnberg hospital (we reported) because they were infected with the corona virus, according to Nitsch, does not necessarily have to be directly related to the training camp in Italy, according to medical experts.
After the ball rested on Starnberger Ottostraße on Monday, the club's players and trainers resumed training afterwards who had not been there in Misano. The FT is based on the current recommendation of the Bavarian Football Association, which provides that players who come from Italy will only have access to their teams again after 14 days. For this reason, the Starnbergers canceled two youth games for the coming weekend.