Frederik Neuhaus (Freddi for short) is an A-license coach of the German Handball Federation (highest German Coaching-Degree), as well as an Athletics A-license holder. He coaches the 3. division Team at the Handball-Leistungs-Zentrum Ahlen and has developed numerous young talents up to the state selection and youth national team over the past 10 years.
At the same time, as a selection coach of the Handball Association of Westphalia, he is part of the talent development in the association area. As a member of the teaching staff of the HV Westfalen he organizes the trainer education and is active as an instructor in the C- and B-license education.
During his studies in San Francisco (USA), he dealt extensively with the training conditions and methods in US college and professional sports and brought back numerous ideas and suggestions from there.
Tobias Salewsky (Tobi for short) is one of the few athletics coaches in Germany trained and licensed by the German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB). The DOSB athletic trainer education is considered the highest altletic qualification level in Germany. At the same time Tobi is a trained physiotherapist with his own practice in Münster. In addition to the 3rd league and youth handball players of the HLZ Ahlen, he also coaches Champions League players, Olympians and (youth) national players.
Tobi has also completed many other training courses. To list them all would go beyond the scope of this article, but here is a short excerpt:
- Manual therapist
- Osteophty in sports
- Weak Link Assesment (WLA)
- FDM Training
Mats Reckzügel has been a licensed goalkeeper trainer (DHB goalkeeper trainer license) and head goalkeeper trainer at the Handball Performance Center Ahlen for many years. He graduated as a sports and health engineer in the University of Applied Sciences Hamm-Lippstadt and has a broad scientific education in sports ergonomics. He is Goalkeeper-Coach of the 3. League Team at Ahlener SG.
In addition, Mats is active as a trainer in the talent development of the Handball Association of Westphalia and as a lecturer in coach education and training.
Yannik Ruschhaupt is a B-license coach of the German Handball Federation.
He has been coaching the male youth of the Ahlener SG Handball Performance Center since 2021. Before that, he already trained youth players in higher performance classes of the Handball Association of Westphalia in East Westphalia.
In addition to his coaching duties, he is also an instructor for the basic and advanced training of C-license coaches. He thus accompanies them on their first steps into the licensing world of the DOSB (German Olympic Sports Confederation).
As many know, handball is not just about physical strength. Decisions have to be made at top speed and the ball has to be put away at the last second. To ensure this, a good, sport-psychological basis in terms of self-confidence and mental strength is needed. Merle Berg is responsible for this. She is a sports scientist, sports mental trainer, contextual coach and is currently finishing her master's degree in applied sports psychology. Merle is also a handball player herself and has, among other things, played with HLZ Ahlen ("Handball performance center Ahlen") in the junior national league. She works with athletes and teams to develop their performance potential. This involves the basics mentioned above, but also mental attitudes and tools that enable an increase in performance.