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South Africa Football Academy Program

The Football Academy provides the opportunity for players to experience a professional training environment, which is modelled on the leading football academies in Europe. The program offers top class football training and athletic development, with the goal of developing well-rounded young people for success in life and on the football pitch.

All of this is presented in a structured and disciplined environment, allowing the players to flourish to their potential if they are prepared to put in the hard work necessary for success. Training is conducted at the Football training facility. The football program is designed and managed by our Technical Director Z Marques. He is a UEFA Pro Licensed Coach, and has extensive experience and success of coaching at professional and youth level.

Our Purpose

To provide an environment of excellence that encourages the development of each and every footballer to his or her full potential, in sports performance, education, personal development and in preparation for life. To be a hotbed of talent development. To train and produce champions. To develop leaders and positive contributors to society.

Our Values
 Commitment
 Excellence
 Continual Growth
 Positive Energy
 Family

Football Program
The program focuses on improving skills and football intelligence, covering physical and psychological aspects through a balanced conditioning program that leaves the student fully prepared for the modern game. The program includes;

Technical
Through high-intensity drills and game- based training the players develop technical skills such as ball control, dribbling, shooting, heading, passing, free kicks, and defending techniques like tackling.

Tactical
Our tactical training develops football intelligence and understanding of football principles, tactical speed, tactical formations, as well as player functions and roles.

Fitness: Psychomotor and Athletic Skills
Our sports science team provides football-focused strength and conditioning training to build coordination, agility, speed, aerobic power, balance, explosive power and flexibility, as well as injury prevention.

Psychological
We aim to build mentally strong players by working through mental preparation, psychological factors that influence performance, dealing with pressure and much more.

Attitude
We believe attitude can be trained through education and exposure to the right environment. Students must realise that the most successful football players have strong daily work ethics, are continuously striving to improve, and have a ‘team first’ attitude.

Sports Science Testing
Players undergo state-of-the-art sports science testing procedures, with one of South Africa’s leading football medical experts Heerden and his team of specialists. This is done before we embark on any training, to assess injuries risks and guide the physical development plan for each individual.

Our sports science team conducts regular height measurements to monitor growth spurts, which is essential for guiding players through the youth development phase.

Playing Opportunities

From the next Spring the academy will have age group teams competing in the local club and academy leagues on weekends. The Football Academy players are allowed to compete for other teams/academies if they so choose.

Career Pathways

One of ours major philosophies is to create multiple career pathways for each of our players. Through our extensive global network and connections, the Football Academy students have many career pathways open to them, including;

 European football clubs
 Football clubs in SA, USA, China or Middle East
 College in USA
 SA University
 Sports Business Administration ( College Program)
 Football coaching career

Additional Learning

• Guest speaker sessions with former professional footballers and coaches
• Traditional media and social media training
• Life skills

Football Director – Marques
Marques is a UEFA Pro Licensed Coach, which is the highest football coaching qualification available worldwide. He regularly returns to Europe for learning and interacting with leading coaches. His professional coaching career took him around the South African Premier Soccer League (PSL), including coaching positions at;

 Bidvest Wits
 Black Leopards
 Santos
 Moroka Swallows

It was at Moroka Swallows as manager that he led them to victory in the MTN 8 Cup. He is alsoa regular analyst on Supersport. He has now turned his attention to developing the next generation of talent to their full potential through the Football Academy. He oversees a team of highly skilled and qualified coaches and experts who train and mentor the players.

Fee Structure

U23 Academy Program – 2020
Includes;

Intensive Football Training, Strength & Conditioning Training, Sports Science Testing, Tactical Training, Nutrition Advice, Life Skills, Media Training, Competitive Matches, Membership of the Academy FC, Membership of Jeppe Quondam Sports Club, Gym Membership.

Excludes;
Sports Kit, Accommodation, Transport & Meals. R40, 000 / Full Academy Year or
R12, 000 / 12 Weeks

Payment Policy and Options:

Full Year Program

• Total fees of R40, 000.
• R10, 000 refundable deposit secures place (This deposit does not form a part of annual fee). If you cancel the place after paying this deposit, an amount equivalent to one full academy term fee will be retained.
• Upfront payment: Pay full fees for 5% discounted price of R38, 000. Discounted price is not applicable on credit card payments.
• Payment Plan: Annual fee of R40, 000 payable via monthly debit order over 10 months from 01 February to 01 November at R4, 000 per month (Valid for South African bank accounts ONLY).
• An additional international levy of R2, 500 is payable by all international students

12-Week Program

• Fee of R12, 000 is payable upfront.
• An additional international levy of R2, 500 is payable by all international students (payable to BSI).
Please provide the following information in writing via e-mail to info@sportandstudy,org

1. Your preferred payment option (Upfront payment or Monthly payment option).
2. A Debit Order Authority Form to be completed, signed and e-mailed to info@sportandstudy.org if monthly payment option is chosen.

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