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Master the Game: Sharpen your skills and become a football force. Our innovative curriculum, centered around cognitive development, is crafted to propel players’ talents to new heights. If you’re dedicated to mastering the game and seek professional-level training, our curriculum is your essential tool.


Think Like a Champion: Build the mental toughness to dominate on and off the field. Your mental approach dictates your performance both on and off the field. Confidence, resilience, and belief shape a player’s mindset, influencing their habits and setting them apart from those who neglect the mental aspect of the game.


Become a Football IQ Master: Sharpen your decision-making and analyze the game like a pro. Memory, decision-making, and the capacity to analyze crucial information on the field are pivotal elements for the game’s evolution. Cultivating these skills through proper training is essential for elevating your talent to new heights.

IQ Football Youth Development Academy (2-10 years old): 

Spark a lifelong love for football!

IQ Football believes the development of our youngest players is paramount. Players between the ages of 2 – 10 years are given the chance to master the game of football without the pressure of opposed practice. The FA has shown, through extensive research, opposed practice too early in a player’s life, presents them with a disadvantage.

Our Youth Development Programme includes in-house matches, smaller groups, and individualized attention.

  • Nurture your child’s talent with our brain-centered curriculum, designed to develop technical skills, build confidence, and ignite a passion for the beautiful game.
  • We create a pressure-free environment where young players can master the fundamentals at their own pace.

In this key foundation stage, we focus on technical excellence, tactical knowledge, and maximum mental & physical capacities to help our players reach their full potential by working through our brain-centred curriculum. 

Our Youth Development Programme includes in-house matches, smaller groups, and individualized attention.

35 – 60 min.

Each session has a specific time slot tailored to the player’s age.


We highly value individualised attention, where coaches focus on each player’s needs and goals.

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2 – 10 y/o

Our Youth Development Academy accommodates players from 2 to 10 years old. Each player will be placed into a group that suits their age and development. 

Age 2 – 4


One session/week/month


Two sessions/week/month


Three sessions/week/month

Age 5 +


One session/week/month


Two sessions/week/month


Three sessions/week/month

IQ Football Centre of Excellence (11-17 years old): 

Elevate your game. Take your skills to the next level.

The IQ Football Centre of Excellence is the beginning of competitive play for youth players. Players between the ages of 11 – 17 years will play in local leagues. This is a player’s chance to transition from recreational play, and at a much higher level further develop their technical and tactical skills, their mindset, and their physical ability. 

  • Ready to compete? Our Centre of Excellence prepares players for local leagues, developing technical and tactical skills, mental fortitude, and peak physical conditioning.
  • Experienced coaches guide a full squad environment, fostering teamwork and strategic play.
60-90 min.

The sessions will last 60 – 90 min depending on the player’s age. 

Full squad

A full squad will be trained to play in local leagues.

11+ y/o
11+ y/o

We accommodate players from 11 to 15 years old. Each player will be placed into a group that suits their age and development.

Trusted by parents, loved by kids! Spark their passion for football!

Age 11+


One session/week/month


Two sessions per week/month


Three sessions/week/month

Frequently Asked Questions

We hope that we can answer your most pressing questions, but if your question is not listed here, please don’t hesitate to email Sean at or call him on +27 (0) 79 607 6101

How do I sign up?
  1. Complete the contact form.
  2. We’ll be in touch with training times and membership options.
  3. Sign the registration form to start training.

To begin this process, navigate to the register page.

What is the Annual Membership fee?

Annual Membership is compulsory and is an annual once-off fee charged separately from your training fees. 

The following options are available:

R650 Once-Off Payment
Kit (shirt, shorts, socks)

R850 Once-Off Payment (Valued at R900)
Kit + Football (Size-4)

R1100 Once-Off Payment (Valued at R1250)
Kit + IQ. Ball (ball on a string)

Why should I send my children to IQ Football?

Players are being raised in a fast-paced world that demands their full capacity but their environment is not conducive to their growth. Screen-time is debilitating their concentration, fine-motor skills and social abilities.

IQ Football uses brain-centred training to equip the players of today to be able to thrive as adults in their complex future. 

IQ Football is South Africa’s only brain-centred soccer academy that develops a players’ unique intelligence with benefits showing on, and off, the field, setting them on a pathway of success. The professional game is no longer dependent on physical ability alone but, more so than ever, on a player’s brain. Training through an internationally developed curriculum under an FA qualified head coach enables players to reach their mental and physical potential.

The IQ Football Academy curriculum develops intelligent players for the professional game by utilising the latest research in cognitive football training methods, neuroscience, the player-centred model and mentoring.

Whether you’re a parent looking for professional football training from coaches who mentor children (regardless of their current level of football); a club player looking to raise their game mentally and physically; or a player wanting to seek football scholarships in the USA, we have the pathway for you.

How many times a week do we train?

We offer players the opportunity to train 1 – 4 times per week. The choice is yours. If your schedule permits it, training as often as possible per week will help accelerate a player’s growth.

What is brain-centred training?

Brain-centred training is a form of learning that is based on the latest scientific research on how the brain learns. It was once believed that intelligence was a fixed characteristic that barely changes throughout one’s life. This has now been refuted. There is a physical change in the brain when it learns, which is now known as neuroplasticity. Learning in an effective way improves brain-functioning, resilience and intelligence.

Football is a complex sport which presents multiple opportunities to develop cognitively. 

The concept behind IQ Football is to develop intelligent players by utilising the latest academic research in: Neuroscience, Brain-Centred Football Training, Player-Centred Training and Coaching and Mentoring. The aforementioned methods help speed up and improve the mental processes of a player, including: concentration, spatial awareness, and speed of thought.

Brain-centred training has a hugely beneficial effect on the player in terms of football development. Their technique and skills improve quicker as a consequence of working on challenging mental drills. In addition, the positive effect on mental capacities are not necessarily sport specific – attributes such as belief, resilience, decision making, awareness, attunement and working under pressure are also improved.

Enrollment and Payment
  1. All group training is charged monthly regardless of attendance.
  2. Fees are charged monthly in advance, and are due by the 7th of the month.
  3. Termination of membership shall be subject to one month’s written notice and payment thereof.
What are IQ. Tools?

We’re always looking at ways to help ‘develop intelligent players’ – on and off the field, so we created ‘tools’ to assist in your child’s cognitive development.

  1. Ball – R500: The IQ. Ball has been shown to improve: attention and concentration, technique, perception, coordination and timing.
  2. IQ. Branded Size 4 Football – R250: Enabling your child to play at home gives them more opportunity to increase their ball mastery skills and confidence.

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The Next Step

To get things started, simply fill out the form, and we’ll be in touch with the training options available.

We only offer a free trial session to those signing up for our Academy Training.
Available for All Levels