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Tobias, originally from Bodø, Norway is the Head of Player Recruitment for Balling Abroad. He began his playing career with spells at several different professional teams in Norway, before transitioning to the US where he enjoyed a highly decorated collegiate career.


With a strong network in both North America and Scandinavia, Tobias' aims to help provide young spiring players with worldwide opportunities. Karlsen's passion for football, youth development, combined with the desire to go above and beyond for all of our clients ensure's that players feel part of the Balling Abroad family.


We strive to build long lasting relationships with our clients that culminates in a healthy professional working relationship and with Tobias advise and personal experience, players can be ensured they will be guided down the right path.

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