We have already had the pleasure of working with a bunch of incredible clubs and teams this year, and we would love for you to meet them. Next up are the Mainzelmädchen. After winning the German national championships in 2017, they are now on the hunt to impress both on the continental stage and at WUCC later this summer.
Cover Photo Credits: © H.-P. Zerlauth
Year club was founded: 1996 in Mainz, cooperating with Darmstadt since 2011
City, Country: Mainz and Darmstadt
National Championships: 1st (2017)
Continental Championships: coming this year
World Championships: coming this year
Crowdfunding Campaign? No
What are the goals of the team at WUCC and beyond? How are you preparing to accomplish these goals?
We will play the WUCC in Cincinnati. This is an exciting big event and goal for everyone in the team. We attach great importance to focusing on our play, independently of which team is playing against us. In this way, we are sure that we can get our 100% performance (and more for sure).
Also, our big aim is to defend our national title in the Women’s division.
For these two goals (mostly for WUCC), we are working hard individually and together. We do additional muscle and stability trainings, sprints and high intensity interval trainings, throwing and of course the team trainings together.
We had several training weekends and picked three international tournaments for preparation (Benelux Cup, Vienna Spring Break, Windmill).
No matter how games are going, we will work together as one team till the end.
What should the world know about your team and its journey to Worlds?
We have a really pleasant group with lovely individuals – everyone takes care of every others, we respect us and really have a lot of fun, no matter what the circumstances give us.
Our team is nearly 100% “original” club team without pick-ups. From the 20 players, only one player joined us for the big event but she already played a tournament with us and knew the most of us. Because she belongs to us as a matter of course, I (captain) forgot to introduce her at the first WUCC preparation session.
This is we are very proud of and we think what “club championships” really is. We know each other very well, developed together and have our really unique team culture.
Mainzelmädchen posing in their matching TOKAY’s at Vienna Spring Break
Photo Credits: the Mainzelmädchen
What can your opponents expect from you this season?
We are sure that we all widely stepped forward with our preparation, physically and mentally. It is easy to keep the motivation high when you are clearly leading. Our challenge is to keep the high intensity and positive energy throughout the games independently of the score.
Our team keyword is “krassgeil” which means like “extremely amazing” – this is what every single player believes about herself and the team.