Daniel Juul He overcame an accident that prevented him from walking again and threatened to cut short his career. He did it from immense sacrifice, with a great share of personality and determination enough to never lower his arms and focus on the goal of continuing to lead basketball teams, even when loved ones declined to look for other jobs.
This is the same essence as the current coach Juninense cyclist Always impressed with every one of his teams, he achieved great recognition in the sports field which led him to stay more than thirty years in elite basketball.
“When I get to an institution, I try to make sure everything is professional.”
The son of a railroad man and a housewife, he was born in Junin and grew up in the El Picaflor neighborhood and was always associated with Sarmiento, playing football and basketball for so long, until he had to decide on one of them. Majors. “I chose basketball, which was my passion; I think I was born to do it,” he says.
At the age of fifteen he was already a coach in the secondary classes and he was under twenty when he managed the Junín and Buenos Aires coaching teams.
At the age of nineteen, he sold his car and went to the United States for three months. “I wanted to go where basketball was born, I got a three-month scholarship at Georgia Tech and went there.”Evoke.
Thanks to the efforts of “Polo” Cárdenas, he took up his position at Newbery de Rufino, where he did extensive work. A year later he went to the Petrolero de Plaza Honcole, which at that time did not have the first navy. Three years later he led the team to play in the league.
After four years spent at Neuquén, he went to the Pico Fútbol Club and was promoted to First Division in 1995.
“I like aggression. I don’t exchange anything in situations.”
As he was advancing in his career, he had a car accident that left him unable to walk again. “At first you think your career is over, and there is nothing else left. Enter the nebula, insult everyone and life, He says.
He says that perception changed when he stopped tormenting himself, thinking “Why me?” “Why aren’t I?”
“After the accident everyone was looking for new activities to do, and I thought inside of me that I wanted to regain my place as a coach. It was not easy because there are no wheelchair trainers. “
His recovery took a year and a half. Then Fleur Melendez called him up to be her assistant at Independiente de General Pico.
Return to the ring
And so the comeback happened. A year later, he was already head coach of Estudiantes de Santa Rosa. He continued at Quimsa de Santiago del Estero, a club that today enjoys a massive structure thanks to the process started by Jaule.
Then he spent a year at Olympia in Paraguay and continued his career in Mexico, where he spent nine seasons and captained five teams.
In 2015, he returned to Petrolero, passed through Del Progreso de General Roca, and finally in August 2020 he became a cyclist coach.
“After the accident, everyone was looking for new activities to do, and I thought inside of me that I wanted to regain my place as a coach.”
In most of his experiences as a technician, Jaule has had to start comprehensive projects from scratch. “I was distinguished by the fact that I had to build the structures, which made my character as a coach not only to take care of the professional team, but also to the lower teams, the infrastructure and more,” he confirms. When I arrive at an institution, I try to make sure that everything is professional, not including money, but rather that I do things professionally, as they should be. “
As he says, learn over time to give fair value to win and lose or to think about what success is. “For a coach, the match is just one of the things he has to know, and he also has to know about management, group management and a lot of situations. That’s why I’m interested, in the club structure, we all speak the same language. Then sometimes the ball rolls on the hoop and it goes in and sometimes it goes out.” Of course we all love to win, but far from competing and fighting for the championship, the success is that the trainees as they are, take at least one player every year and that there is a structure when one leaves. “
Regarding his training method, he emphasizes his philosophy: “I like aggression, because you don’t keep anything for yourself, and I don’t exchange anything in situations.”
When thinking about his career, Gul notes: “They have been professionals for more than thirty years, and I couldn’t complain. I play the sport I love, I dedicate myself to what I love, they pay me for it, which is a privilege in this country.
It’s all not without a lot of himself. “I spent a lot of money on trips and improving myself, because to be a professional you have to invest,” he says.. I am currently trying to learn on a daily basis, you do not have to stay, in this you have to have a high degree of humility to learn, and in any case, you have to see and imitate the best. “