The German Triathlon Union (Deutsche Triathlon Union – DTU) has made changes to the structures of elite training at its training bases in Frankfurt and Saarbrücken. According to triathlon blog, DNF Is No Option, a mixture of old and new coaches, as well as new organisational structures, will now control the future destiny of Germany’s elite triathletes.
Coaches Ralf Ebli and Dan Lorang will take a key role at the Saarbrücken training centre to support the athletes of the DTU-national squad. From 2013, Ebli becomes the Head Coach for the elites.
A new structure at the DTU will also be put in place from next year. As Head Coach, Ebli will be supported by three national coaches and a sports performance consultant. The Head Coach’s primary role is managing the elite program, but Ebli will also become involved in the DTU’s operations and sports policy.
“With the completion of the Olympic cycle we have decided to set things up differently in competitive sports,” explained DTU Vice President Reinhold Häußlein. “We want to step things up for international competition and the ITU World Triathlon Series (ITU WTS).”