Thomas Schmeizl

is a staff member of the Education and Training Department at the International Football Institute. Among other things, the sports science graduate is involved in the newly launched course of study “Training and Coaching in Football”. In addition, his areas of responsibility include the conception, implementation and execution of training and further education measures. He also already has several years of professional experience as a youth coach in the youth leadership centre.

Academic background

  • 10/2013 – 12/2017 Bachelor’s degree programme “Scientific Foundations of Sport” at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) – Bachelor of Science degree (B.Sc.)
    Bachelor thesis: “The importance of social competence in football – an investigation in the field of competitive sport”.

  • 03/2018 – 2021 Master’s programme “Sport Science Performance Sport” at the DHGS (German University of Health & Sport)
    Master’s thesis: “Key competences of coaches in competitive football”.

Steinheilstraße 8, 85737 Ismaning

Professional experience

  • 01/2010 –12/2013 Youth coach at the Michael Rummenigge GmbH football school

  • 08/2012 – 08/2013 Voluntary Social Year (FSJ) in Sport with volleyball Bundesliga team Generali Haching (club: TSV Unterhaching, sponsor: BLSV)

  • 02/2015 – 04/2015 Professional internship with the U19s at the FC Bayern Munich NLZ

  • Since 07/2015 Youth coach at the youth training centre of SpVgg Unterhaching

  • Since 09/2015 Possession of the DFB Elite Youth Licence (UEFA B Level)

  • Since 06/2016 Instructor and trainer in the further education of coaches of the BFV (e.g. DFB-Mobil)

  • Since 03/2017 Instructor of the sports game coach of the Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes at TUM

  • Since 09/2017 Coach in the “Elite Schools of Football” project

  • Since 03/2018 Ambassador of the DHGS (German University of Health and Sport)

  • Since 07/2020 Head of the Competitive Sports Classes (LSK) at the NLZ