I’ve been here a little more than a month. The pace has stayed steady with practices, 7 on 7 tournaments, developmental team practices, both in Ravensburg and an hour and a half north in Albstadt, home of our sister developmental program, the Albstadt Alligators.We’ve had something almost every day since I’ve been here, but we still get some free time, as we American Razorbacks are the only ones here without real jobs.
It’s about to start getting real. I’m excited about the progress we’ve made so far. Last weekend we had our last scrimmage, against the Stuttgart Scorpions from the GFL (the top league in Europe.) I don’t want to sound too cocky, so I won’t say much about the outcome, but we did very well.
Tomorrow is our first actual game, a ‘friendly’…what Europeans call a preseason game, against the Karlsruhe Engineers. It will be great to coach at our home stadium in Weingarten. I have a lot of great memories there from 2015.
The weather has been outstanding all spring. One of the great pleasures of living in Germany is just taking leisurely walks in the countryside. Where ever you go there are trails connecting towns… just start walking and follow the Wanderweg signs to any destination.
Though I’ve been busy, I have had time to finish the revision to my book about the 2015 season in Ravensburg. I think it came out well, I’ll let this blog know when I learn any new details about Year of the Razorback’s publication.
Below is last night’s developmental practice… We have around 60 total players, but will only suit 50 for their first game on Sunday … They are very raw but also excited for their first action against another team. I’ll write again next week about our game. GO Razorbacks!!!