Athletes Supervisor & Management & Highlightvideo
Tom, 28 years old, joined Vista in late 2020. With his expertise, he is the perfect athlete supervisor. He also supports in creating the highlight-tapes and as an video-analyst.
Tom spent seven years in the United States serving as a player and coach. He began his Bachelor in Management in New York at Nyack College and then moved to Montana State University Billings, where he not only continued his studies and was a captain for three years, but also completed his Masters in Public Relations and became part of the coaching staff. Tom was assistant trainer, goalkeeper trainer and recruiting coordinator for two seasons and thus got the best insight into the world of college coaches and recruiting.
Tom was also able to gain experience on the field in the 2nd Icelandic League and in the PDL (now USL League Two), where he won the National Championship in 2016 with the Michigan Bucks (now Flint City Bucks). Tom has been back in Germany since 2020 and, as an athlete supervisor, is very happy to help the next generation of players have the time of their lives.
Athletes Supervisor & Expert concerning academics, sports and the life in the USA
Jan Weeg, 33 years old, withholds a great expertise about US college soccer and the academic system. He himself earned a four-year athletic scholarship and played for Stony Brook University, New York and Berry College, Georgia. Additionally, he competed in the PDL (Schulz Academy, Ft. Lauderdale NOVA Royals, Washington DC), which is the highest Amateur League in the US. Through his experience and time in the US, he has developed a great personal network with multiple college coaches.Jan graduated with a Bachelor in Biologie and earned a Master in Biology of Human Health and Perfomance at Maastricht University. Currently Jan studies medicine at the University Düsseldorf.
Jan graduated with a Bachelor in Biologie and earned a Master in Biology of Human Health and Perfomance at Maastricht University. Currently Jan studies medicine at the University Düsseldorf.
Athletes Supervisor & Person in charge for every contractual matter
Maurits, 29 years old, is particularly responsible for all matters concerning the players contracts. He graduated from the Law School of the University of Cologne in 2020. In 2018 he finished his Master in European Business Law at Lund University (Sweden). Maurits worked for a multinational Law Firm in Düsseldorf in the IP sector and focused on sports-related research in Competition Law at the Institute of European Economic Law at the University of Cologne.
He is in constant exchange with first-, second, and third division clubs, as well as multiple semi-professional teams. Maurits competed on a semi-professional level in Berlin and has a youth coaching experience of over eight years.
Co-Founder & Managing Director
Scouting / Highlightvideo & Management
Sören Stephan, 31 years old, is responsible for the athletic expertise and scouting on German soil and he creates the Highlight-Tapes.
Sören works as a scout in the youth academy of FC Bayern München. Additionally he works as mentor at the FIFA Technical Development Program. Before he was scouting for Bayer 04 Leverkusen in Germany and the USA. He owns a Bachelor in Sportsmanagement and a Master in Exercise Science and Coaching at the German Sports University in Cologne. He spent three months at the best soccer academy in Zimbabwe and additionally was a member of the "Team Cologne", who analyze the opponents of the German National team.
Hendrik, 24 years old, is particular in charge of the support of athletes on their way to a scholarship.
After Hendrik graduated in Business Administration in Berlin, he decided to become a student-athlete in the USA. As a player of Vista Athletics, he went to San Francisco for graduate school and to play soccer at the highest level. Within these two years on the West Coast, he experienced unique athletic and academic experiences, as well as insane insights in the American lifestyle. Since December 2019, Hendrik is back in his hometown Berlin to work for a business consulting company.
David Schäfer, 21 years old, supports Vista in creating the highlight-tapes and as an video-analyst.
David comes from Berlin and went to Canada as a student-athlete via Vista in 2018. He is currently studying Sport Management at Mount Royal University in Calgary, Canada, where he plays for the MRU Cougars. In the summer of 2021 he was also been playing for Peachtree City in USL League Two. In terms of sport, as well as academically and personally, it was a great experience for him right from the start.
Alexander Kraus, 21 years old, supports Vista in creating the highlight-tapes and as an video-analyst.
After graduating from high school in 2018, Alex himself went to the USA as a student-athlete with Vista. He is studying at Auburn University at Montgomery and is doing his bachelor's degree in international business. After many years in the NLZ and a successful last year in the U19 Bundesliga, he absolutely wanted to venture abroad and the adventure of America. He hasn't regretted it for a second.