2019-2020 Season: First Day in the Books

19 August 2019

With Head Coach Marco Motta starting the preparations for the coming season, the team has officially opened the 2019-2020 pre-season after spending the first nine weeks of summer with the off-season trainings. 

Today we were all smiles in the Club when the morning practice began, and guess why? After nine weeks full of work, Eczacıbaşı VitrA ladies had a short break before the 2019-2020 season. Today marks the first day of the 2019-2020 season, which has officialy began with Head Coach Marco Motta joining the team. The pre-season squad contains familiar faces like Beyza Arıcı and Gamze Kılıç from the past season; some of our new players like Ergül Eroğlu, Melis Durul, Buse Kara and Saliha Şahin, who just joined the family, and also young middle blocker Yasemin Güveli, who rejoined the Tigers after playing on loan last season. Youngsters from Eczacıbaşı Academy, Melis Katipoğlu, Doğa Topçiçek, Deniz Devrim Düzen and Aybüke Çetinay have also opened the pre-season with the Senior Team.

The team has started Day 1 with a morning work out. Having continued with several technical exercises in the afternoon’s ball practice, both players and technical staff members were motivated by Marco’s opening speech which he took before the afternoon practice. During his speech, Marco stressed the importance of individual development during the pre-season, mentioning that the ladies have a great chance to improve themselves step-by-step until the whole squad of 2019-2020 season gathers after the National Team season comes to an end. He also talked about his plans for the next six weeks, which is to be based on an intense schedule of pre-season practices and some friendly matches. 

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