National Football Team “gather together” people and horses to speed up preparations

(Reporter Xiao Yi) at 6 pm on March 17, the rain in Nanning stopped. The Chinese men’s football team preparing for the China Cup International Invitational Tournament finally “gathered” all 23 players. As the new man Lü Wenjun said, “coach Cannavaro requires us to speed up our training”, and this team has been preparing for the battle with full speed in a very limited time.

Since the afternoon of the 17th, it will not rain any more in Nanning, and the better weather will also bring favorable conditions for the preparation of the national football training team. It is worth noting that Tan Long, who was absent from training before, and Liu Yang, who joined the team from substitute Jiang to Peng, all appeared at the training site. In this way, all the 23 members of the national football training team finally arrived, which created conditions for the whole team to conduct a full range of confrontation exercises.

Like He Chao, Lü Wenjun also mentioned the leadership characteristics of Cannavaro and the concept of strict team rules he instilled in the team. He said: “Coach Cannavaro is usually humorous, but the training ground is very disciplined. He also specifically asked us to switch quickly in training and even drink water faster.” It is not difficult to see from Lv Wenjun’s statement that Cannavaro cherishes time. Since the whole team has only five days of training from the first practice of the team on the 16th to the opening match of the China Cup against Thailand on the 21st, as a team with a new combination of generals, it is very important for the members to run in each other. In other words, Cannavaro may not have time to refine the technical and tactical concepts to the players, so he must arrange the lineup and formation. Therefore, he must grasp and make good use of every minute during the training.

In order to improve the training efficiency, Cannavaro is still in the training process, and even demonstrates the tackle action. Lü Wenjun also explained, “Maybe he is the reason for the defender’s background, and do more demonstration of back-court defensive actions”. As for Wu Lei, a former club teammate and friend who was unable to return to China because of his stay in the Spanish league, Lü Wenjun said, “Wu Lei has already congratulated me and hopes that I will play well in the national team”.

Sports investment and financing cooling, scientific and technological innovation or new kinetic energy

Xinhua News Agency, Fuzhou, February 8th (reporters Liu Yi and Zhang Yizhi) adjusted in depth and looked around. In the past year, sports investment and financing has more or less felt the chill in other fields except for e-sports projects. Many investors said in an interview with reporters recently that looking forward to 2019, under the circumstance that the industrial development trend is not optimistic, scientific and technological innovation may be a sharp weapon to break through the encirclement, or it will become a new dynamic energy to stimulate the growth of sports investment and financing.

Sports Investment and Financing entered the “low active period”

looking back on the situation of sports investment and financing in the past three years, it can be seen that no matter the number of projects or the amount of investment and financing, it reached its peak in 2016 and fell back in 2017, in 2018, if government investment and e-sports investment are put aside, social investment will continue to decline.

Dune Capital has rich investment practices in the fields of ice and snow sports, sporting goods and equipment, and its co-founder Chen Yongjin analyzed that sports investment and financing in 2018 mainly focused on venues and event operations, communication Community, mass fitness and other fields, but compared with the previous two years, the investment field has shown a trend of decentralization, indicating that many investment behaviors have the nature of trial, and the industry has not formed a unified understanding of investment outlets.

The data collected by multiple investment institutions show that the number of newly established projects and the number of projects obtaining financing in 2018 both decreased significantly compared with that in 2017. Most projects are in the initial angel round or round A stage, many acquisitions are strategic integration and do not produce good returns. A small number of sound head projects, such as sports brands or e-sports with certain market influence, have concentrated a large amount of funds, and the overall investment ability and willingness of investors have decreased a lot.

“Some projects with high attention in the industry and many financing have not been further financed in 2018. From the perspective of financing frequency, compared with artificial intelligence, chips and other consumption fields, the sports industry has suffered a cold reception, and few high-growth projects have achieved two financing within one year.” Chen Yongjin said, “many relatively active investment institutions have reduced the number of shots to sports projects and entered the stage of observation and adjustment.”

Chen Yongjin believes that both investors and entrepreneurs pay more attention to how to make the project generate cash flow quickly, as well as the future profit model and the construction of the capability of maintaining good profits, some projects that have been driven by financing have encountered problems before.

“2 Bor2C”, this is a problem

binfu Capital, who has invested in projects such as “every step” and “Love exercise”, has always been optimistic about the national fitness market. Liu ran, its partner, believes that competition and performance industry is more suitable for equity investment, while projects serving sports consumers can dig out a wide range of users and are more suitable for venture capital.

Is it for partners, customers, sponsors (namely “2B”), or consumers (namely “2C”)? Many investors adhere to the logic when choosing sports venture capital projects: create high-quality experiences and products for C- end, cultivate consumption habits and tap consumption potential, but at present, B- end pays for the time being, to ensure revenue growth.

Liu ran analyzed that it is difficult for a simple 2B or 2C project to have good performance in the sports field, which puts forward higher requirements for the compound ability of the project team, we should not only have strong ability to maintain public relations and customer relations, but also have strong ability to develop and promote products.

Ye Dan, the head of Asian capital Sports investment with investment layout in health care, basketball running and other fields, said that the new services supported by the agency’s investment technology are mainly aimed at the 2B field, such as intelligent scenarios, venue Solutions, etc., use big data technology operations to tap fan value and do accurate marketing. 2C marketing methods have been very delicate, 2B business revenue is relatively stable, accounting for more and more in the overall income structure of the company, and the internal technology research and development and service upgrading of the enterprise are mostly carried out around B- end customers.

Yifan Capital Group, which once invested in “lazy bear sports”, also has a layout in the fields of sports rehabilitation and combination of sports and medicine. Zhang Huan, its vice president, said, “the service target of sports rehabilitation program is not only sports enthusiasts themselves, but also providing services to relevant institutions and companies, for example, it can provide health management testing solutions for youth sports training institutions, and guide existing customers to fitness training institutions to achieve two-way cooperation.”

Science and technology innovation or driving investment New Dynamic Energy

according to Chen Yongjin’s judgment, the future of sports science and technology innovation is a hot investment in the world, such as multi-dimensional data collection and feedback to users, chip technology, etc. At present, existing projects are using sensors, motion capture and other technologies to apply to training, venue construction and operation and other fields. In the field of sports equipment such as treadmills, golf clubs and sports helmets, more and more new materials are applied and the technological content is getting higher and higher.

Young groups with strong consumption ability and willingness are willing to accept products with a sense of technology and fashion, have consumption demand for sports data, and are willing to share data on social platforms. Cool gym decoration and trendy bicycles have appeared in many entrepreneurial projects. Equipment iteration makes this market have investment potential. With the development of science and technology, new consumption hotspots will emerge continuously.

Liu ran believes that although some insiders are not optimistic about sports investment in 2019, the investment in leading projects and head resources will show a further trend of concentration, and the industry hopes to find a good foundation, strong partners cooperate and develop. Football, basketball and other fields with wide audience have appeared some potential projects. In minority sports such as rock climbing and rugby, venture capital projects still have a lot of competition space.

“The application of new technologies will bring new business opportunities. The industrial integration of ‘Internet + Sports’ has entered the second half. The APP platform that relies on information matching to extract commissions has already encountered the ceiling, the dilemma of projects relying on traffic monetization is that the traffic cost is getting higher and higher, and the team directly providing sports and fitness services is still online, and this part of the return is difficult to pry.” Liu Ran said.

Investors believe that new opportunities are not only on the demand side of fitness groups, but also on the supply side of national fitness-related industries. For example, in marathon competition, face recognition technology can help improve recording efficiency; New medical equipment and means intervention can detect physical signs in real time to avoid accidents such as sudden death; data mining technology can wake up the sleeping data value and make use of it twice or three times to provide runners with rich and diversified experiences, improve the communication efficiency of events, and give back to sponsors more accurately.

Ding duo, investment director of Beijing Yuanxun Investment Fund Management Center, believes that the transformation of science and technology to the sports industry has come to a new upgrade gate, such as 5G technology in the future to realize commercial use, transmission bandwidth, the computing power is greatly improved. 4K, VR, and AR technologies will find more application scenarios, which will bring revolutionary changes to the live broadcast and venue operation of the event and greatly improve the experience of watching the event. These upstream technologies will soon take root in the sports industry and bear fruit.

National youth tennis team training camp

Xinhua News Agency, Beijing, February 15 (reporter Li Bowen) sponsored by the Tennis Management Center of the State General Administration of Sports and the China Tennis Association, the National Youth Tennis team training camp hosted by the Training Bureau of the State General Administration of Sports and Beijing yiyiyiqi3 youth tennis club opened on the 15th at the training bureau of the State General Administration of Sports.

From February 15 to March 14, 40 of the best young athletes under 14 in China participated in this training camp. The training camp is divided into two stages. The first stage mainly focuses on athletes under 12 years old from February 15-28. The second stage mainly focuses on athletes under 14 years old from February 28 to March 14.

This training camp has gathered the best young players in China. First of all, according to the year-end ranking of the 2018 National Youth points ranking competition, determine a certain number of players to be selected into the national youth tennis team athlete selection training camp held in Liuzhou from January 20 this year to 27; Then, these players participated in the training camp trials and passed the multi-dimensional considerations such as physical quality test, psychological test, sports function and injury screening, developmental level test, height prediction, expert review, etc, finally, the list of national youth tennis teams in 2019 was determined. The 40 people in this training camp are on the national youth tennis team’s list of athletes under the age of 14.

In order to make the players get better exercise, this training camp is equipped with a strong coaching team: led by Grand Slam champion coach Chen Li and famous coach Zhang Yu, Hu Bing, Sun Peng, Liang Shuangqiang, jiang Chuan, Zhou Zhuoqing, Yang Shujing, Wang Yingzheng, Li Yucheng and a large number of former national players personally guided, and the physical coach was Li Haixiao, the coach of the national tennis team. During the training camp, the Chinese Tennis Association will also invite famous coaches from the Swiss Tennis Association to guide.

For a long time, the tennis management center of the State Sports General Administration and the Chinese Tennis Association have attached great importance to the youth tennis work. In the new cycle, around doing a good job in youth tennis, the Internet Association will actively build four systems: youth tennis reserve talents training, U series competitions, coach training management and popularization. The first two of the four systems have been launched and implemented, and the latter two will be launched soon. Its purpose is to create a better growth atmosphere for young tennis players in the new cycle.