The three-week journey included one week of coaching camp, adopted by two weeks of competitors. In the course of the coaching camp, teams had early mornings by which Presburger joined the U.S. delegation at practices and supplied remedies as wanted. Within the afternoons, the group had sightseeing alternatives which included a go to to Masada, an historical fortress, and a float within the Useless Sea. In addition they paid a go to to Jerusalem, viewing spiritual websites and receiving some priceless historical past classes. Lastly, the group visited Tel Aviv, taking within the sights and sounds of the fashionable metropolis that sits alongside the Mediterranean.
As soon as the second and third weeks arrived and the Video games formally started, Presburger supplied athletic coaching protection for a number of occasions, with the choice to discover the nation within the evenings.
“There have been hubs and totally different lodges and websites,” Presburger mentioned. “Our delegation was over 1,000 folks, so you may’t put everybody on the similar lodge. Additionally, the coaching amenities had been in several cities. The primary week we had been in a single hub. That week, I started working with a special group every day. I did tennis, swimming, karate and fencing. On the lodge, we additionally had softball, weight lifting, wrestling and judo, amongst different sports activities. For remedies, I might see these folks too. After we moved to the Video games, I used to be principally offering protection for tennis, however I obtained to assist out with males’s and ladies’s soccer a little bit bit as effectively. We additionally had observe and area on the lodge, so I obtained to do some remedies with them. As soon as the video games began, although, I might say I used to be with tennis 98% of the time.”