Soccer Institute

Soccer-InstituteThe Soccer Institute, affiliated to North-West University, is situated in Mafikeng, in the central northern part of South Africa. This is the only institute in the country where young men and women train as football professionals while at the same time studying for a university qualification.

It is here that Geert Savelsbergh will expand and develop his programme for talent scouting in South Africa. His research will concentrate on visual observation and decision-making behaviour during games involving talented players. A visual training programme will be set up on the basis of this information, whereby on the one hand the Soccer Institute will be strengthened through international and national academic research, while on the other, the talented individuals will have a unique extra training opportunity for improving their football skills.