Basket Lands: New season, same goals

The main objective remains the championship as it builds this ability to progress from year to year, with this desire to qualify for the European Cup. The qualification that we all dream of, it could be the Europa League but it is not a goal in itself, as we can assume that we will have less place available because the federation has chosen for the 2023-2024 season. To allocate a place on the basis of national interests and not purely sports. We will not be…

The main objective remains the championship as it builds this ability to progress from year to year, with this desire to qualify for the European Cup. The qualification that we all dream of, it could be the Europa League but it is not a goal in itself, as we can assume that we will have less place available because the federation has chosen for the 2023-2024 season. To allocate a place on the basis of national interests and not purely sports. We would not be a candidate for the club with the most international players, even if I wish for our players. So at least the European Cup and then the Euroleague. Last year we were able to hold on to an intermediate goal to qualify, against the European Cup quarter-finals, but this year, the FIBA ​​has decided not to allocate these places anymore, so there is no more than one. Fate now.

What are the additional sports issues, especially in terms of audience, with 19 home games sold in the past year?

We will also continue our regional challenge, through basketball, but also around it. We already have over 1030 renewals. It will be necessary to build loyalty, by being prepared to face the periods when things are less easy in terms of sporting results and you will still be able to maintain that momentum. Our representation also passes through regional companies. I am convinced that basketball is an important civil lift. I make this sport and women’s sports a lever for activism on the role of women in society and it is also a discourse that must continue.

You lose six players and predict four if you count Yulia Musyanko who arrived at the end of last year. How is the arbitration between renewal and seniority and attracting new employees in a competitive sector?

Numerically and positionally, we have the same size of staff as last year, with three famous recruits, Kristen Mann, Clarence Dagaldi Tabdee and Evelyn Akator. Then already this different look who is a crush, Yuliia, who arrived by the window from Ukraine and who was installed from the front door. We also know that the Euroleague is a tough competition but we must beware of the clowns, with regulations that impose a limited number of players on us, to prepare for all eventualities.

For years, ambition and humility have been compatible, by offering players an allure for something other than money. We have a technical staff rich with physical preparation skills, top-ranking physiotherapists, a great atmosphere, participants there, and partners as well. Our players are also able to search for favorable training grounds other than money.

You can integrate young players again, is it also a brand?

We are incorporating three young men from local training, like last year. It’s a smart balance, but I think for these short, sharp seasons, you need experience and madness. We saw it in Paris in the Coupe de France final, when we played it all in, the light at the end of the match came from the crazy initiators Marine Fouthoux and Kendra Chéry.

Celine Domerk stacked up for the seventh time. Was it clear? What about the player’s dimension?

Everything is so normal with her, that I don’t see how she could be anywhere else but here. I am glad that she is trying out the positions of General Manager in ITU. You discover another aspect of professional sports. She loves basketball so much, it would be ridiculous to lose her this game. For us too.

Decreased recovery of the workforce

“Drive, pass, extra, shoot!” On this second day of training, eight Basket Lands players, including two new recruits, resumed smoothly, 37 days before their first friendly against Tarbes and under the guidance of their coach Julie Barnes. “Currently we are doing fitness while working on the principles of the game rather simple and in a good mood. “Land’s coach is happy to keep seven players” which is a rarity in the women’s league. The girls realized that there are no facts with the story of a lifetime. When you are younger, you You bring more passion, beliefs and dreams, and as you get older, and more control, you need a combination of everything. We have three players, Clara Latell, Pauline Marast and Tia Heleno who we train and they will compliment each other, we will be patient.”
With his enduring goal of being European, and shared by 26-year-old rookie from Villeneuve-d’Ascq, Clarence Galdy shows off who wants to bring his versatility and determination to the Landes Club. “The integration is going very well with good energy, I will have good support this year. I have been attracted by the collective project of the club, the family aspect of it and the results it has achieved recently.” An energy that is still attached to Selene Domarck, 40 who wants “to remain effective.” , and be present to continue sending”, which it has been doing for seven years now. “I came to this club with the idea of ​​sharing my experience and supporting the younger ones.”

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