This is how the Bundesliga teams train in Corona times


Berlin – The season in the Bundesliga is still suspended until the end of April. The German Football League hopes to start again in May. The Bundesliga teams are gradually preparing for Day X.

The German Press Agency gives an overview of how the 18 Bundesliga teams are looking:

FC Bayern Munich: The stars of FC Bayern will be training on the club grounds from April 6th. In small groups and under the strictest conditions, they can practice a bit more football-specifically after the cyber training. The corona regulations are observed. Cyber ​​training, i.e. via video activation, remains an alternative.


Borussia Dortmund: Dortmund has been training in fixed groups of two since March 30th. The players have to move and shower at home.

RB Leipzig: The RB professionals can train again in the training academy on Cottaweg with a special permit. The team of trainer Julian Nagelsmann only completes the individual units in small groups. The situation is reassessed weekly.

Borussia Monchengladbach: Borussia is currently training individually at home with training plans. Whether training can be carried out again in small groups is reviewed and evaluated at any time.

Bayer Leverkusen: Leverkusen started training on April 1, but only in groups of two. These train at different times at different locations on the club premises. The players have to take a shower at home.

FC Schalke 04: The Revierclub trains based on official permits in groups that may consist of up to seven professionals. Each player changes alone in a cabin, which is then cleaned. Schalke expressly emphasizes that all the requirements of the authorities are complied with. This also includes a certain minimum distance from each other.

VfL Wolfsburg: VfL Wolfsburg has been training with the entire squad since March 23 – but only in four small groups that work at different times in different locations of the interior of the Volkswagen Arena. VfL already has a special permit to return to the training ground. The small groups may even go back to the arena for a few pass exercises from this Monday. “However, team training is not yet an option,” said Sport Managing Director Jorg Schmadtke on Sunday.

SC Freiburg: The professionals at SC Freiburg have been training individually at home for some time. Among other things, the club has provided them with spinning bikes on which Nils Petersen, Robin Koch, and Co. can pedal on the balcony at home. When it goes back on the lawn is unclear. The operation of all sports facilities in Baden-Wurttemberg is currently prohibited until mid-June.

TSG 1899 Hoffenheim: The professionals return to the training center in Zuzenhausen this week to “complete their exercise units on a rolling basis in small groups,” as the Kraichgauers say.

1. FC Koln: Cologne will start training again on April 6th. In what form is still open. The coaching team has drawn up several plans that depend on the group size allowed.

1. FC Union Berlin: After more than three weeks of individual training, the Iron people feel their way through everyday sporting life with tests. All players and coaches will be in the stadium on April 6, but proper training is out of the question. At the same time, only a few actors will be present; the move will take place in two cabins.

Eintracht Frankfurt: The team has already returned to practice after two weeks of quarantine and is training in groups with a maximum of three players. At Hessen, two players and two supervisors had tested positive for the coronavirus.

Hertha BSC: The professionals train individually. Starting today, the training may start in small groups.

FC Augsburg: There has been team training since March 23. The team of the new coach Heiko Herrlich is practicing in “groups on the court with the necessary protective measures”.

FSV Mainz 05: From April 7th there will be training in small groups – under a committee of the public and according to the requirements of the health authorities.

Fortuna Dusseldorf: After individual training in the home office and joint cyber units by video, training is to be carried out in groups of two on April 6th.

Werder Bremen: Last week Werder submitted an application to the city of Bremen to resume team training from this Monday. Interior Senator Maurer (SPD) has already criticized these training plans; he wants to achieve a nationwide approach. For Werder, this means for the time being: Most of the players only train individually.

SC Paderborn: The newcomer has been in cyber training since April 1. Each player dials into a video conference in which everyone can follow the instructions of the athletics coach.

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