The merry message reached Marie-Louise Eta shortly before Christmas at the Hamburg airport, in the middle of the queue before the passport control. Finally, it was in the digital mailbox, the desired e-mail from the DFB to your application for the Pro license class. The joy of dance on the commitment to the highest coaching training at national level had to wait in the midst of the other passengers, the FFP-2 mask hidden the wide laugh below, but the next journey started at that moment.

Everything started in Dresden, the early passion for the sport, the start of the club car. At the age of 13, she completed a trial at Turbine Potsdam – and suddenly it quickly went fast: the first of three championship titles with the B-Juniors as a year-old player 2005, the profit of the U-17-EM 2008, the leap in the Bundesligacader In the same year, the first championship 2009 and the titles at the U-20 World Cup and the Champions League 2010. But the operating times in Potsdam were less, shortly after the change to the Hamburger SV 2011, the club moved back its women’s department from the Bundesliga. This was followed by stations at BV Cloppenburg (2012 to 2014) and Werder Bremen (2014 to 2018) – and the career end of 26 years.

I got along the whole day with a pulse of felt 300 ruming and put myself pretty pressurized.

Marie-Louise ETA

ETA: “In the past I always said that I play until I can not go anymore. But the time was just right – even if it was an extremely difficult decision. I can not imagine something without football too do. With the time I have burned more and more for the activity as a trainer and the decision has grown that I would like to go the next steps. I could not quite meet my claims as a player and trainer at the same time, and the active career with Twice training a day for many years has left traces, a cartilage damage, a tendon tear under the foot. I’ll be a lot on the square, must be fit, and I also wanted to get life quality, for example for snowboarding and wakeboarding. In 2018 I was then at the right time in the right place and have been able to take over the U-13 guys from Werder, a year later the U 14. in the three years mainly at the Young Television Center It was so great to work great clubs was a real dream. For the possibility I am very grateful until today. “

“Huge hopes that it works, I did not have” “

The dream went on to the association level. In autumn 2019, ETA got the request from Britta Carlson from the Women’s National Team Staff, parallel as a co-trainer to look after the U-19 women at the DFB. After a year there she moved to the U-15 junior as co-trainer of Bettina Wiegmann, only parallel to the job at Werder, since this season mainly. In Bremen she has since still co-trainer of the U-15 juniors. Two and a half months after the embassy at the airport, early March: ETA is located in the restaurant of a hotel in Cologne-Junkersdorf, the tables are covered for breakfast the next morning. Especially you and your course colleagues have tracked the game between the FC and Hoffenheim, the day on it, they will be in the second presence block for the first time in the square. That she has done it through the hard application process, that’s still something surreal.

ETA: “I thought I just try it. With far over 100 applicants, I knew that it would be difficult. I did not know how many women have applied outside me, just that the number of participants on 16 Squares were reduced. Huge hopes that it works, I did not have. “

The new application process with points for your player intervals, the coach inner career and the Bachelor’s degree in sports management came to meet her, she was invited to the theoretical and practical fitness test at the sports school Hennef at the beginning of December.

ETA: “I was extremely excited and tense because I have had the desire for years to make the license. I got along with a pulse of 300 throughout the day and have pretty much under pressure because I have Of course, I wanted to show me from my best side and there was some challenges. That was an intense day and a nice feeling chaos, but also a lot of fun. “

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Above all, it was a successful day, ETA was selected as one of 16 people as the only woman. Since the end of February, the course is now running, two presence events in Frankfurt and Cologne already existed, the next follows in early April in Freiburg. If it speaks of the start, it still sounds euphoric.

ETA: “At the first meeting, it went a lot to get to know the mutual and present themes like feedback and presenting them. The first time we were not in the square, but a lot in the seminar room. I already could take a lot of tits, all Expectations to the course and the training have occurred if they were not surpassed. On the first few days there were expert discussions with Oliver Glasner and Markus Krösche of Eintracht Frankfurt, in Cologne we talked to Steffen Baumgart and his co-trainer André Pawlak But also with sports chief Jörg Jakobs and the chairman of the Supervisory Board and Reweco Lionel Souque. That was sensational to have people in front of them, with which one can exchange themselves as intensively about the job and the industry. “

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And in Cologne, it was finally in practice, finally on the lawn.

ETA: “In the second week of training we worked with the U 17 and the U 19 of 1. FC Cologne. It was mainly for organized defensive behavior. Two of us have led the training, then we have it Analyzed and exchanged us. It is insane interesting to get to know the different views, observe how train colleagues approach certain topics. “

Between practice blocks, the application phase takes place, in which contents are implemented in the club. ETA has worked out and carried out a unit with the U 19 by Werder Bremen, the video is analyzed and commented on a platform of the course participants and the trainers. And in your private environment, she gets feedback, her husband Benjamin Eta is also coach, currently at the Oberligist Bremer SV. He also applied for the training.

ETA: “He would like to do the per license, but already knew in the application that it becomes difficult with the new point system. There is no envy with us, he is happy for me. We make it that too no competition, but can benefit extremely from each other. The exchange helps me totally. “

I know that I have a certain unique selling point.

Marie-Louise ETA

This also applies to communication within the year, which will meet again and again until the end of the course in March 2023. That ETA is the only woman should not play a special role.

ETA: “I know that I have a certain unique selling point, and participate in the course makes me really proud. Of course, that’s interesting for one or the other, but I’ve gotten great as girls with boys Playing and am a trainer of Junior teams in a NLZ. This is from outside certainly a topic, but it should not be the only one, and I do not want to take a special role. “

Nevertheless, their future prospects are other than those of male colleagues in the course. At all competence, a job as chief trainer in a men’s profite team is still in 1522 still in a distance.

ETA: “I’ve always hazarded to take step by step. Two or three years ago, I would never have thought in this position now, would never have thought to work firmly at the DFB. That’s why I can Imagine much good: sometime to take over a youth national team to work as co-trainer in the men’s profile, coach a women’s Bundesliga club, just as U-17 or U-19 boys. No matter where I work, me Must feel good, every day wants to get up with pleasure and lucky enough to go a common way in a team and develop ourselves steadily. “