First fundamental operation of the ErmGroup Pallavolo San Giustino in the planning of the 2023/’24 competitive season: the confirmation on the bench of Marco Bartolini. For the 49-year-old technician from Città di Castello it is the third consecutive season in the blue and white after the play-off final reached in May 2022 and the ninth place finish in his first experience in the Serie A3 Credem Banca championship, not forgetting the salvation won with a abundant month in advance and the play-off dream cradled until the last day. “I’m really satisfied with the confidence that has been renewed in me – said Bartolini – despite the regret for not qualifying for the play-offs. We arrived at the end of the championship with the batteries a little flat, which can also be okay (you can see it in the teams still in the race, which perhaps find themselves without important players in the crucial phase) and we also complained about a couple of important absences”. ErmGroup already at work in record time this time? “We are trying to understand how to set up the team for the coming year. Above all, we need professional athletes to reach the end in the best conditions. The advantage is given by the fact that there is already a budget, a fundamental condition for starting early as we are doing. Of this, I must give credit to the club and its extraordinary organization: we can plan knowing that we will start again from the beginning of May: that’s no small thing, especially these days”.