It is a mix of languages that can be heard in the kitchen of the Tangnes family in Cham ZG. Swedish, English and even a little German is spoken. Dan Tangnes and his daughter Wilma (9) prepare wafer dough. “Today I integrated cooking into the timetable,” says the 41-year-old, “creative variety is important.” They name the ingredients in different languages. Flour, Flour, Mjöl.
The EV Zug trainer has been helping with homeschooling at home since the end of the season, since the schools across Switzerland have been closed. “My wife, who was a teacher in Sweden, puts together a schedule for the week and we split it up a bit.” School hours are always scheduled for the third grader from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. In the afternoon there is usually some sport on the program.
“And now we’re squatting on top of each other”
Because the season ended so abruptly before the playoff highlight, the head coach still has a lot of energy left for homeschooling. “It is also a great opportunity for me to work on my German.” But Tangnes admits that the current situation is certainly a challenge for all parents. «My family is used to the fact that I rarely come home. And now we’re squatting on top of each other. »
So far, things are going well with the Tangnes. «I try to motivate Wilma with small competitions, for example whether she or I solved the tasks faster. Or set a time limit. » In addition, the Norwegian himself has enough time to reflect on his personal performance and that of the team from the qualification phase in even more detail. The so-called exit talks with the players at the end of the season are on the phone. He meets with the members of his coaching staff individually on walks. And already thinks about the next season as best as possible.