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Cooperation partner : Alba Berlin and Lok Bernau: A Give-and-Take
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a Junior at Alba Berlin, which means, a lot of flexibility to bring. "We need to be spontaneous. For us, there is no regular week,“ says Bennet Hundt. The 20-Year-old is one of seven players from the Alba youth programme, which are currently in the squad of Lok Bernau.

Since then, the Team from the North of Berlin in 2016 in the Pro B, the third-highest play class in the German Basketball, ascended, cooperate Alba and Lok. And with success: For the third Time in a row the Bernauer have achieved this season, the Play-offs. On Saturday (19 clock) you will meet in the home Erich Wünsch-hall for the first game of the quarter-final series on the Skyliners Juniors Frankfurt.

the young players, such as Hundt float through the cooperation between two worlds: The Deal between Alba and Bernau, Berlin to equip some of their talents with a double license. It is possible in this season, in addition to Hundt, the Jonas Mattisseck, Franz Wagner, Hendrik Drescher, Kresimir Nikic and Lorenz Brenneke to play both in the Basketball Bundesliga (BBL), as well as in the Pro B. They all collect at Lok Bernau experience in the men's area, by permanently Training and playing time. At the same time you can recommend for the Bundesliga-Team and, if necessary, be recalled at any time.

Much is happening on-demand

The can in the very short term, sometimes a call in the evening is enough previously. "It depends how we are needed," says Hundt. "Sometimes even a whole week at Bernau, sometimes a whole week at Alba." At Bernau, the processes are regulated very, under the week four times training. The looks in the case of Alba, in the face of the many games during the week in the Eurocup or in the Cup different.

in Addition, the young players in training sessions with Alba's individual coach Carlos Frade and locomotives Co-Trainer Sebastian Trzcionka complete. Much is happening on-demand. Mattisseck sees this as no Problem: "It's all similar, and you can see everywhere familiar faces." So Lok is trained twice a week in Alba's training centre in the protect road.

conversely, benefits from Bernau of the fruits of the successful Berlin-based youth work, which has led in the past season, to three German Championships in the youth field. "A Team of this quality we would not get financed," says Lok-Trainer René Schilling. "It's a luxurious position to be able to so much Talent." Wagner, Hundt and Mattisseck count to three of the four best Scorer of his team. In addition, Lok Alba's medical Department is available, and organizational support there is from Berlin.

flexibility from all sides

with the co-operation is needed also in Bernau flexibility. It can happen, the six of them that a workout or a game of eight. "For us as a Team, it is sometimes difficult", says Nicolai Simon. He has played as captain Robert Kulawick nearly 300 games in the BBL. Now both of them act as the experienced Support of the Pro-B team. "I identify myself with my role as a Veteran and captain. I want to give the guys something,“ says Kulawick.

As a "Give-and-cooperation" Take the coach, shilling describes the Situation. Essential to the exchange between the coaches is, therefore, rods of both Teams. This Bernau also benefited from the tactical Know-how to be a trainer size, such as Alba's Aito Garcia Reneses. "We have not, of course, some of the things we learn ourselves, even if we implement the things then mostly with the same level of detail like the pros," says shilling. "But it's not a Must. Nothing's set.“ Alba's Co-coach Israel Gonzalez helped the start of the season in case of problems with the Pick-and-Roll defense. And before the upcoming Play-off series has changed to a shilling with his colleague Thomas Päch about the game of Skyliners Juniors. Finally, the farm team of the Frankfurt BBL team, against Alba this season, already three times has won.

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The mood before the duel is good for the Bernauern. You put in the Three-game series, especially on the home-field advantage. On Saturday to be in fact, once all the players on Board. Franz Wagner. The 17-Year-old has launched in the decisive third eighth-final game against Ulm 37 points, but played on Friday evening with Alba in Eurocup in Andorra. Coach Schilling says with a smile: "We hope that the plane is on time and the Bus has no delay."

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