Professionals | 02/06/2021

FC begin at the start of July

Baumgart: “The excitement is building every day”

1. FC Köln will start their pre-season preparations on 3rd July. In detailed talks with the sporting management as well the coaching staff, Steffen Baumgart laid down the dates for the training plan. A training camp is planned.

The new FC head coach, Steffen Baumgart took time before his holidays to personally visit Geißbockheim. On Wednesday 2nd June, he had detailed discussions with FC Managing Director Alexander Wehrle, as well as the sporting management in Jörg Jakobs, Thomas Kessler and Lukas Berg. Afterwards, Baumgart also spoke with the FC Board of Directors.

Before the summer break, the necessicities of pre-season were discussed. Before the start of team training, the necessary Corona tests will take place on Friday 2nd July. From Monday 5th July, the FC players will be at Geißbockheim and begin training, as well as the usual detailed performance tests. Baumgart and the coaching staff will up the training load for around two weeks before the team head to Donaueschingen for nine days. The summer training camp will begin on 16th July and lay the basis for the season ahead.

FC head coach, Steffen Baumgart said: “Before everyone heads into a deserved holiday, I absolutely wanted to clear up the most important things. I had good discussions with Jörg Jakobs, Thomas Kessler and Lukas Berg. All of the preparations have already been made, so we could go straight into the fine tuning. I also spoke about our team. I am really looking forward to the first time when I can see the lads on the pitch for the first time. The conditions here are great and the excitement is building every day.”

After the return from Donaueschingen on 25th July, there will be another two weeks of preparation at Geißbockheim before Steffen Baumgart’s first competitive game as head coach. That will be the DFB-Pokal first round, which is scheduled to take place on 6th-9th August.

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