MARCO GRUND

ACADEMIC DIRECTOR

If things would have gone as predicted by experts in the boxing industry, Marco would be a professional boxer today. However, destiny had other plans in mind for Marco. The smart Heidelberg-born athlete won 1 German championship title and 2 runner-ups in the race for the German championship in the lightweight boxing class before a complicated metacarpal fracture forced him to end his career in the age of 21.

With a clear-cut vision and plan, however, Marco was capable to pursue a thrilling career on the other side of professional sports. Equipped with a B.A. in management and marketing, Marco started his career with German 2nd Bundesliga club Karlsruher SC, where he took over the marketing department of both the professional and the academy teams.

In 2016 Marco started out an inspiring journey to the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, where he was honored to accompany Team Germany as a blogger and allowed to share daily insights with the German media. „It has always been my goal to participate in the Olympics.“ It is most remarkable that Marco remembers no bitter feelings at all, despite the fact that his unfortunate injury coerced him to switch his boxing gloves with his camera and iPad. „Taking this this trip has proven me that one should never lose his goals out of sight. If one door closes another opens.“

There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.

His mentality has taking him far. Today, the 26 year old is among the youngest university and college professors in Germany, lecturing Sports Management at the DHBW Mannheim, FH Heidelberg and the Kleeblatt Campus in Fürth to name a few.

Marco is also the social media director for the VSD, the association for sports economy and sports management in Germany, and founder of sports agency vamosport.

Marco has been with Mind Game Sport Management since 2017, where he immediately implemented his experience by building an extensive international scouting data base, which lays the foundation for our recruiting and scouting activities. He is primarily responsible for the multidisciplinary development and identification of global career chances of our players.

„It is my goal to equip our boys and girls with a plan B for their lives and show them alternative pathways to going pro directly. My job is to show them that the road to success is not straight. There is a curve called failure, a loop called confusion, speed bumps called friends, red lights called enemies, caution lights called family. At some point they’ll all have flat tires called jobs, but I’ll teach them to adopt a spare called determination, an engine called perseverance, a driver called will power, so that they will eventually make it to a place called success.“

CONTACT

marco@mindgamesport.com

 

If things would have gone as predicted by experts in the boxing industry, Marco would be a professional boxer today. However, destiny had other plans in mind for Marco. The smart Heidelberg-born athlete won 1 German championship title and 2 runner-ups in the race for the German championship in the lightweight boxing class before a complicated metacarpal fracture forced him to end his career in the age of 21.

With a clear-cut vision and plan, however, Marco was capable to pursue a thrilling career on the other side of professional sports. Equipped with a B.A. in management and marketing, Marco started his career with German 2nd Bundesliga club Karlsruher SC, where he took over the marketing department of both the professional and the academy teams.

In 2016 Marco started out an inspiring journey to the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, where he was honored to accompany Team Germany as a blogger and allowed to share daily insights with the German media. „It has always been my goal to participate in the Olympics.“ It is most remarkable that Marco remembers no bitter feelings at all, despite the fact that his unfortunate injury coerced him to switch his boxing gloves with his camera and iPad. „Taking this this trip has proven me that one should never lose his goals out of sight. If one door closes another opens.“

There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.

His mentality has taking him far. Today, the 26 year old is among the youngest university and college professors in Germany, lecturing Sports Management at the DHBW Mannheim, FH Heidelberg and the Kleeblatt Campus in Fürth to name a few.

Marco is also the social media director for the VSD, the association for sports economy and sports management in Germany, and founder of sports agency vamosport.

Marco has been with Mind Game Sport Management since 2017, where he immediately implemented his experience by building an extensive international scouting data base, which lays the foundation for our recruiting and scouting activities. He is primarily responsible for the multidisciplinary development and identification of global career chances of our players.

„It is my goal to equip our boys and girls with a plan B for their lives and show them alternative pathways to going pro directly. My job is to show them that the road to success is not straight. There is a curve called failure, a loop called confusion, speed bumps called friends, red lights called enemies, caution lights called family. At some point they’ll all have flat tires called jobs, but I’ll teach them to adopt a spare called determination, an engine called perseverance, a driver called will power, so that they will eventually make it to a place called success.“

CONTACT

+49 157 808 67480