Thomas Gronnemark is a professional soccer throw-in coach and keynote speaker about Innovation.
As a youngster, he played soccer in the highest Danish U19 league before he changed sports to athletics. After a 6-year successful span on the track with several Danish championships and a European 4x400 meter title in Paris, he decided to be a part of the national Danish bobsleigh team.
In 2004, in the middle of his bobsleigh career, he found an untapped resource in soccer and decided he wanted to be a throw-in coach. After experimenting with his video camera and creating a throw-in course he got his first job at a professional soccer team – Viborg FF from the Danish Superliga.
In his efforts to get an international breakthrough, he set an official Guinness World Record for “Longest throw-in” in 2010. This got him 15 minutes of fame, but he still struggled to get jobs outside Denmark.
In July 2018 the famous manager Jürgen Klopp from Liverpool FC called Thomas directly on the phone to ask him for help with LFC´s throw-ins. In Gronnemark´s first season in Liverpool, they improved their throw-in possession from 45,4% to 68,4% and went from number 18 to 1 in that statistic. For the last 5 seasons Thomas has been a part of Liverpool FC´s Champions- and Premier League winning team, and is now helping clubs all over the world to improve their throw-ins.