1 – 6 of January 2020 Sodertalje BBK team visited Lithuania. Boys from Sweden spent in Lithuania five days and during this time played 6 friendly games, visit the Euroleague match and had practices with Lithuanian coaches.
After coming to Kaunas from Vilnius airport, Sodertalje BBK team visited Kaunas Olda town filled with Christmas mood, went for dinner and then took a rest.
In the morning of the 2nd of January team was ready for practice with Lithuanian coach Šarūnas Zablockis. Š. Zablockis is a longtime coach at Tornado Basketball School, a multiple medalists at the Lithuanian Championships and a former assistant coach at Lietuva U16 generation (boys born in 2000), also worked as a head coach in the Regional Basketball League (RKL) (3rd Men’s league in Lithuania) for several years and have been working as a coach assistant at Žalgiris – 3 team. After practice, coach Š. Zablockis praised the young Swedish basketball players and coaches, who seem to have put a lot of work into this team. During their stay, the Swedes tried their hand at friendly matches with teams from Kaunas KM Žalgiris, Kaunas KM Perkūnas, Tornado KM and the last year’s Lithuanian vice-champions – Sostinės KM.
During their free time, the guys visited Kaunas Water pool, National Basketball League matches and, of course, Euroleague game, where Kaunas “Žalgiris” met Tel Aviv’s Maccabi.
“Thanks for a great training camp,” said team coach Tobias Andersson. – Everything was great – food, hotel, workouts, and matches! Thank you!”