German Volleyball Association – Beach: National Teams 2023



Photo: DVV/Justus Stegmann, Beach Volleyball World
With a complete of seven nationwide seashore volleyball groups, the German Volleyball Association (DVV) is launching the 2023 Olympic qualification. Four ladies’s and three males’s pairs have nationwide crew standing, which suggests they’re additionally supported by the DVV. There had been additionally modifications to the standing of the seashore volleyball squad, that are reported yearly to the German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB).

ladies’s nationwide groups

Svenja Müller and Sinja Tillmann, the German champions and third-place finishers on the 2022 World Cup, are competing because the nationwide crew once more of their third season collectively. Luisa Lippmann and Laura Ludwig, who made their debut collectively in November 2022, are additionally making their debut as a nationwide crew in Olympic qualification. For 2016 Olympic champion Laura Ludwig, it will likely be qualification for her fifth Olympic Games. All 4 prepare on the Central Beach Volleyball Base in Hamburg.

The two nationwide groups from final season, which swapped companions, can even have nationwide crew standing in 2023: Carla Borger/Sandra Itlinger and Isabelle Schneider/Julia Südde every dealing with the 2024 Olympics collectively. Both the groups will prepare primarily in Stuttgart.

Further gamers will likely be promoted in 2023 as potential gamers after the Olympic Games 2028. It options the brand new Hamburg-based duo Anna-Lena Grüne (born 2001) / Sarah Schulz (born 1999). Sarah Schulz solely moved to Hamburg in November 2022.


Photo: DVV/Justus Stegman, Beach Volleyball World
Photo: DVV/Justus Stegmann, Beach Volleyball World


Men’s National Teams

Clemens Wickler and Nils Ehlers begin their second season collectively once more as a nationwide crew, nonetheless lively on the DVV federal base within the Hanseatic metropolis. Together, the 2 will likely be seeking to construct on the Pro Tour’s medal successes from final season for Olympic qualification. Lukas Pfretzschner and Robin Sowa, primarily based in Hamburg since 2021, in addition to Sven Winter and Paul Henning in Hamburg since 2022, can even debut as nationwide groups in 2023. All 4 gamers want a foothold on the Pro Tour and attain the worldwide highlights in 2023. As a perspective crew is led by Philipp Hüster / Simon Fretzsner, each born in 2002, who’ve additionally been on the seashore volleyball base in Hamburg since autumn 2021.

Season Highlights Start of 2023 and Olympic Qualification

Two highlights await the German groups in 2023, with the European Championships (2-6 August in Vienna) and the World Championships (6-15 October in Mexico). Who will qualify for the championship by mid-2023 on the idea of world rating factors. The first match of the International Beach Pro Tour 2023 will likely be held in Doha on 1 February. In addition, the qualifying part for the Olympic Games in Paris 2024 started on January 1, 2023 and can finish in early June 2024.

“Our focus is on the utmost potential profitable qualification (two groups per gender) and subsequent efficiency on the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. In order to make the very best begin to Olympic qualification, we have now tried to place ourselves as broadly as potential throughout each genders, and We have determined to ensure an inexpensive beginning place. We could have extra concentrate on the person groups later within the qualifiers. Also, we have now the next Olympic Games in 2028 and 2032 to bear in mind and we need to prepare our expertise in the very best manner need to promote,” says DVV board member Julia Frauendorff.

Changes in DOSB squad posts

At the tip of a yr, the DVV should nominate athletes who get hold of one of many restricted DOSB squad locations and thus obtain funding as particular person athletes. For this goal, Benedict Sagstetter and Louisa Lippmann (already in autumn 2022) had been added to the seashore volleyball perspective squad, as had been Jonas Sagstetter and Melanie Paul, who’re new to DVV’s NK1 seashore squad. Due to the bronze medal on the World Championships in Rome in 2022, Cinja Tillmann / Svenja Muller will obtain DOSB’s Olympic squad standing from 2023.

Chantal Laboureur (finish of profession), Margareta Kozuch (child break) and Kira Valkenhorst, Rudi Schneider, Sarah Schneider, Yannick Harms will now not maintain their DOSB squad positions from 2023. Kira Walkenhorst, Olympic champion in 2016, has determined to not deal with one other Olympic cycle after the 2022 season, however will nonetheless be a gift for seashore volleyball followers on the nationwide tour.

Decisions will likely be made by a brand new committee made up of nationwide coaches, a consultant of the athletes and the OSP supervisor in Hamburg. The resolution relies on quite a few components that had been mentioned in a seven-particular person resolution-making committee for every athlete: sport-particular, bodily, private and efficiency components.

DOSB Squad Position from January 1, 2023

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