We develop young­ athletes

Our Mission at proSports.Zone is to improve youth development in sports, making it more effective and successful.

With our innovative software solution, coaches and sports managers have access to a digital assistant that supports them in their work.

The goal is to provide personalized, targeted, and top-quality training and performance development in the competitive youth and amateur setting, as well as in academies and youth development clubs and organisations.

The founding team

Ronny Wangelin
Ronny Wangelin
Co-Founder & CEO

Ronny has devoted himself to youth development as a football coach, with a focus not only on identifying talents but also on nurturing all players. He holds the UEFA B-Level Elite Youth License and serves as an honorary coach for the State Football Club M-V.

At proSports.Zone, he serves as the head coach, responsible for the match plan and team development.

Alexander Hupe
Alexander Hupe
Co-Founder & CTO

Alex is a passionate long-distance runner, who has successfully completed numerous marathons across multiple continents.

Within our team, he is the tech-nerd, ensuring continuous improvement in the preformance of proSports.Zone's code.

Our story - An Interview with Ronny

It all began with the question "Why isn't there anything similar yet?".

How did you come up with the idea of developing proSports.Zone?

As a coach, I often faced the question of how to quantify and visualize the progress of my players. I frequently noticed that different coaches had very different assessments of a player's performance. In numerous discussions with the players, their parents, or the youth coordinator, I found myself lacking concrete and reliable data and statistics. So, I started programming, and a small software solution emerged that proved immensely useful to me.

What happened next?

In the summer of 2018, Lennart Claussen, my former sports instructor, approached me at an event. He knew I was a programmer and asked if it was technically feasible to develop a player database. At that time, he hadn't found anything suitable that met his standards.

Upon showing him my own rudimentary tool with its initial functions, he was immediately impressed. He had already had a list of requirements on his desk for a long time. Upon review, we found that the majority of it was technically viable and offered added value. That's how the range of features expanded.

So, was there evidently a genuine demand for coaching software?

Absolutely! Somehow, word about our "project" spread quickly. In the following weeks, various coaches, clubs, and associations began contributing additional ideas and requests. And, above all, there was always the question of when it would finally be ready :-) . Essentially, that was the start of proSports.Zone.

Did you handle all the programming yourself?

From the beginning, Alex was involved in the development. We've been friends for over 20 years and have successfully founded several companies in the e-commerce sector. We feel like *the inventors* of remote workplaces because I live on the island of Rügen and Alex lives in Thuringia. My co-founder brings a lot of developer expertise to the table, allowing us to progress much faster.

The SportsZone GmbH was established in the summer of 2019, and proSports.Zone was officially launched in January 2020.

We are always looking for talent.

Do you have the skills and performance that will take our team to the top?