Rutronik's trainees support their team at the home game on site
Several Rutronik trainees enthusiastically took up the offer to watch the game live on site in the Dietlinger Speiterlinghalle and were looking forward to the joint outing. On December 2, the time had come and the small group met to visit the basketball game.
Despite Corona requirements, the atmosphere in the hall was good and the Rutronik trainees cheered loudly for the Rutronik Stars Keltern team. For a long time the game was balanced, but in the end Zabiny Brno secured the narrow victory with a one-point lead. Thus, the Rutronik Stars Keltern team unfortunately had to say goodbye to the European competition.
"Meet and greet" after the match
After the exciting match, the two players Linn Schüler and Alex Kiss-Rusk answered the questions of the Rutronik trainees. In the interview, the two players gave insights into the hours before such an important match. On the morning of a match day, the team usually has a relaxed throwing practice session. After that, there is some time to get in the mood for the game and to cultivate personal rituals. Linn Schüler laughs, "I actually eat spaghetti bolognese before every game." But there are no fixed rituals within the team. Around one to two hours before throw-in, the Rutronik Stars Keltern players meet in the hall and prepare together.
Canadian Alex Kiss-Rusk also described her path to the Rutronik Stars Keltern to the young trainees. The Montreal-born basketball player had previously played for BC Marburg and joined the team last year. Almost everything revolves around sports in the young talents' free time as well. In addition to training, a lot of time is invested in regenerating the body. And of course, personal development with a view to a career after sport must not be neglected. For this reason, many players study on the side. Alex Kiss-Rusk, for example, is studying law, while Linn Schüler is studying sports management. If there is still some time left over, the Rutronik Stars Keltern team likes to take trips together to nearby Karlsruhe.
Trip to Rutronik Stars Keltern a complete success
Despite the sporting defeat, Rutronik's young junior staff returned satisfied from their visit to the Rutronik Stars Keltern. After all, it's not every day that you get the chance to meet the players of the basketball team in person. The shared experience with the other Rutronik trainees will be remembered and should be repeated as soon as possible.