Successful FIB Development camp!
The first edition of FIB Development Camp gathered 17 players from five different countries in Stockholm during last weekend, November 3-5. Nations represented were Germany with 5 female players, Hungary with 3 male players, Netherlands with 2 female and 1 male player, Switzerland with 1 female and 4 male players and USA with 1 female player.
The camp started at Friday lunch with a training session on ice led by Swedish women’s national team coach, Olle Wiberg. The focus was on the basics of bandy. After a dinner, everyone watched the game Hammarby-Vetlanda in the Swedish men’s Elitserien.
The camp continued on Saturday with a morning theory session connected to the game from yesterday. Olle Wiberg once again led a training session on ice focusing on the basics of bandy. After some lunch, the bandy equipment manufacturer Kosa visited the camp and displayed the latest products and how to choose equipment. Saturday also had game observation on the schedule, as the participants had the chance to watch a game from the men’s Bandyallsvenskan (2nd league) between Tellus and Tillberga. The day finished with a theory session about the basics of defending and an on-ice session led by Gustav Mattsson (skills coach) focusing on individual skills.
The final day started with a very early ice training led by Niklas Westblad, who works as an instructor and teacher at the Bandy High School in Stockholm, focusing on skating technique. Before everyone departed, a theory session about the basics of attacking in bandy was also held. The two participating goalies were drilled on the ice by Kristian Marosi, Hungarian national team coach, who also took charge of the theory session.
All participants left with big smiles and lots of knowledge to bring home to their respective countries.
FIB extends its appreciation to the organizer, Kristian Marosi for his outstanding work in professionally organising the FIB Development Camp.