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Frequently asked questions & answers

Below we have listed the most frequently asked questions and the corresponding answers. We hope that this will be of help in the planning phase.

If you have any further questions, please contact us at any time by phone or email!

Is there a maximum number of players?

You can bring as many players as you like. It would be a shame if someone had to stay at home for such a tournament. If you have such a large squad that you want to enter several teams, this is possible after consultation.

Arrival & mobility on site

The prices do not include travel. We recommend you to be mobile on site, as we cannot offer a shuttle service from the accommodation to the tournament. If you do not have a car, we will be happy to make you an offer for travel by bus or train.

Do we have to take care of food?

We offer almost all accommodations with half board, i.e. you get a rich breakfast in the morning and in the evening. To make sure you are also well provided for at lunchtime, you will find various food trucks on site for a small snack in between.

Can I participate with more than one team or can other teams from my club also take part?

If there are still places available, we would be very happy if you could make this special tournament a final trip for the whole club. Of course, you can also pass this information on to your fellow coaches.

How high is the level of the tournaments?

Our tournaments are suitable for any team, even if you rate yourself a little higher or lower. Regardless, each team has 6 games, no matter how they perform. In general, the tournament is an ideal way to end the season, where the focus is on fun and a sense of community. Experience an unforgettable tournament with your team and enjoy an exciting tournament in combination with a colourful supporting programme.

Do we know in advance in which hotel we will be accommodated?

As we want to offer all participants the greatest possible flexibility, accommodation will be announced approx. 2-4 weeks before the start of the tournament.

Are the players allowed to be one year older than the boys?

In all tournaments, both whole girls' teams and individual girls can play with the boys. The girls may be up to one year older than the boys.

What are the rules of the game?

All tournament rules will be sent out a few weeks before the tournament and stored in the Ballfreunde app. If desired, they can also be sent beforehand. By participating, all clubs accept the tournament rules.

How can I register for your tournaments?

You can reach us at any time via all contact channels. We will be happy to send you the requested information and the registration link below. You can use this link to register bindingly in just a few steps and we will send you a confirmation of registration as soon as possible. With this confirmation, you are officially registered for our special tournaments.

Can I insure myself against absence due to illness?

The BALLFREUNDE travel insurance helps you with this. Secure your booking with the travel insurance and don't take any risks in case of illness, injury, quarantine or other illness-related absences. Upon presentation of a medical certificate, all participation fees already paid will be refunded.

Is there a fixed registration deadline for the individual tournaments?

There is no fixed registration deadline, but we recommend that you start planning as early as possible, as many tournaments are booked up early. We are also happy to reserve a starting place for a desired period.

Does the number of participants have to be known at the time of registration?

To ensure the greatest possible flexibility, the number of participants can be adjusted by +- 10% free of charge 10 weeks before the start of the tournament. However, we recommend that you take out BALLFREUNDE travel insurance to cover absences due to illness. You can find more information on this at:

Can parents and companions come with us?

Parents or siblings are welcome to accompany you to the tournament - with the right fan club, the tournament is even more fun. Of course, we will accommodate you all in one room if you wish, after all, you want to experience the tournament together.

We have a parents' evening coming up. Can you present your tournaments in detail there?

If you are interested in our tournaments, you can either organise a club evening in your club or take part in an already organised club evening. We will come to your club and present the variety of our tournaments in a relaxed atmosphere. 

During the club evening, you will have the opportunity to spend a pleasant evening with other coaches and a Ballfreunde staff member. During this evening, you will be introduced to selected tournament venues and all open questions will be answered.

Participation is possible by taking part in an already organised evening in your area or by setting up a club evening yourself (with the help of the Ball Friends). After a successful registration following such an evening, a surprise awaits you! Alternatively, it is of course also possible for a Ballfriend to join your parents' evening digitally and be available to answer any questions.

Can I choose different accommodation categories within my booking?

Yes, that is not a problem. If, for example, the coaches and the team want to sleep together in the school and the rest of the parents in a hotel, you can simply split the booking into two categories.

Do we have enough time for our own excursions between games, in the afternoon or in the evening?

Depending on the game schedule and your own mobility on site, you can organise your free time yourself. It is best to check the app, which is always up to date. The time between matches on the same day should be spent at the tournament site to ensure fairness towards the other teams and to stick to the tournament schedule.

What if my team needs a visa?

If you are a coach of a team that is not from the Schengen area, you need a visa. To help you with this, we have developed 2 forms that you both need to fill out. We will then issue you with an official invitation and a pre-registration confirmation. Basically, we do not accept any registrations before you have received your visa! You can find more information here:

How big are the pitch and goals?

We play on a 7-a-side field: min. 35 x 55 metres and on a 9-a-side field: 50 x 70 metres. In both cases we play on 5 x 2 metre goals. In Funino we play on 32 x 25 metres and we play on 4 mini-goals that are 12-14 metres apart. For the large field dimensions, we follow the official DFB rules. 

In beach handball, the pitch is 27 x 12 metres and the goals are 2 metres high and 3 metres wide.


Request more information now & reserve a non-binding starting spot

We will reserve a starting place for you for 3 weeks without obligation, so that you can discuss everything with the players and parents in peace. You can request information about the respective tournament via various channels. Give us a call, send us an email or simply write to us via WhatsApp. Alternatively, we can present the tournament to you and your fellow coaches in a video presentation.

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