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How far could you take your development if you were mentored by an English FA qualified Coach?

No matter where you live, you can now benefit from our brain-centred training online. The mental side of the game is not focussed on enough. Coach Sean Szabo makes this training available to everyone, anywhere. 

Whether you’re a parent looking for elite football training from an FA Qualified Coach who mentors children (regardless of their current level of football); a club player looking to raise their game to the next level; or a player wanting to seek football scholarships in the USA, the online development academy is for you.

Q. Have you craved training that will work on the mental side of the game?

Q. Do you want personal feedback and input?

Q. Have you ever wanted a coach to help you gain focus, assess your strengths and weaknesses, and help keep you accountable to your goals?

Online Mentorship Academy Calendar

Individualised weekly sessions

Our Online Development Academy allows players to be trained weekly from anywhere in the world. The sessions are tailored to your specific goals and progress with you as you develop.

Online Mentorship Academy

Tailored video demonstrations

At the start of the programme, a 45 min session will be setup to discuss your strengths, weaknesses and goals. Each week thereafter drills will be delivered to you in video format with detailed demonstrations. 

Online Mentorship Academy Football

Analysis & feedback

The player will receive a report that evaluates their technical, physical and mental attributes. We will assess your most recent game footage.

“The difference with IQ Football is that they focus on the mental side of the game a lot more than others. I’m able to think faster and I’m more aware of everything. It shows in the drills that were sent to me. Playing soccer is easier for me now.  They are great coaches. I’m so glad I found you guys!”

John Fernandez, College Player, USA

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