The new and particularly dangerous Corona Virus has been keeping a firm grip on the world for several weeks. Until effective vaccines are available, there is only one way to curb the spread of the virus and the dire consequences of infection: reducing contacts with other people as much as possible. Before the official orders were put into effect, the SKV board decided to close the gymnastics center in Netphen-Dreis-Tiefenbach until the end of the Easter holidays in 2020. As of March 16, 2020, gymnastics training was no longer possible for all SKV groups, just like for the other user groups of the gymnastics center.
The competitions for which the gymnasts had prepared were gradually canceled. First the gymnastics school cup and the spring competitions of the junior league, for which a team from the SKV was registered for the first time in 2020. In the meantime, the German Senior Championships, which were to take place on the first weekend in June as part of the "Finals" in Oberhausen, have also been canceled, and for which the best SKV gymnasts also wanted to qualify. Philipp Herder, the No. 1 of our league team for more than 10 years, had to postpone his justified hopes of participating in the Olympic gymnastics competitions and thereby fulfilling a lifelong dream by one year because the Olympic Games were postponed to the summer of 2021. The same applies to our international guest gymnasts, such as Ahmet Önder (Turkey) and Joe Fraser (Great Britain), who had already qualified for the Olympics.
No training in the used environment and with the needed equipment. Impacted are the members of our Premier League Team as well as the 12 members of the regional federation squad, national sqad members and down to the youngest gymnasts, who are part of our selection program. All in all more than 40 juniors, additonally released from visiting the school and this without gymnastics as their daily favorite hobby, and for an uncertain time frame.
It should not stay this way, thought Sebastian Bock, since some years one of the dominating gymnasts of our Premier League Team and himself impacted by the lockdown of our training gym. He wroe a training concept for staying at home - graphical and enriched with explanatory sketches - which serves for the time being as a guideline mainly for our junior gymnasts, to improve their atheltic capabilities (power, flexibility, endurance). Of course not limited to our juniors: whoever like to share them virtually, can see or download the program here.