BISp Service research project on "Coping with set losses and defeats in beach volleyball" approved.


Jürgen Beckmann, Vanessa Wergin and Wiebke Hähl have successfully submitted a service research project on "Coping with set losses and defeats in beach volleyball" to the Federal Institute for Sports Science (BISp). The aim of the project is to develop and test concrete possibilities for high performance cadres in beach volleyball to develop their mental strength and their ability to cope with defeats. The mental strength of athletes plays a very important role at important tournaments and often determines how far teams make it in the tournament. In addition, coaches should also be given the opportunity to learn new approaches to performance retrieval and dealing with defeats, so that they can continue to apply them in the future in the care of athletes. All in all, the project fulfils all requirements for a successful implementation and we are confident that the association as well as athletes and coaches will benefit from the scientific results as well as from the practical implementation of the measures.