Mitteilung von AFVD vom 06.01.2006

GJC 2006: Story about Michael Treber Head Coach German Junior National Team

The new head coach of the German junior national team of AFV Deutschland (German Federation of American Football), the 34-year old Michael Treber, former quarterback of the Ruesselsheim Crusaders, changed his role from the field to the sideline in 1991.

He did not only change his job, but also the team formation and became coach of various units in defense, mostly as Defense Coordinator.

Since 2001, and now as head coach, he has been responsible for the Wiesbaden Phantoms, which he led - within four years - into one of the top clubs of the Second Federal League (South).

Nevertheless, Treber was always interested in developing young talents. Since 1999, he belongs to the coaching staff of the junior all star team of the AFV Hessen e. V. As head coach (since 2002), he led the Hessen team into the German Championship of junior all star teams in Berlin in 2002.

In 2005 he was appointed as head coach of the German junior national team by the board of the AFV Deutschland. Treber starts with a successful inheritance. His predecessors provided that the junior national team ripened into the most successful European junior team: From 1998 to 2000 they became European Champions, and in 2002 and 2004 Vice-Champions.

“It will be a great challenge for me to continue the successful work of the last years”, Michael Treber says, looking to the future. The main purpose will be to build up a new coaching staff before starting to prepare for the next Junior European Championship in Sweden in 2006.

“Developing the new generation of players enjoys a high reputation within all German football teams. We have engaged and qualified coaches with high requirements for the teams and the development of individual players. I am very happy to work with the most talented young German players in the next years”. For Treber his new job is a challenge and an honour at the same time.

The first test for the new head coach Michael Treber and his coaching staff was extremely successful. The reining European Junior Champion France lost 21:42 on home field in Thonon-les-Bain against a German junior national team, which was excellently prepared. For the German team, it was like a revenge for the lost final of the European Championship in 2004 in Moscow (14:17).