BSI Football provides world class football training and development under the guidance of Technical Director Zeca Marques.  Zeca is a UEFA Pro Licensed Coach, and has many years of experience at the top level of South African football, including leading Moroka Swallows to victory in the MTN 8 Cup Final in 2013.  BSI Football is based at Jeppe Quondam Sports Club in Johannesburg.



Programmes: Full-Time High School Programme

Available for grades 8 to 12, this holistic program combines elite football training, general athletic development and a first class education, with a focus on developing well rounded young people for success in life.

Players are schooled at the BSI Study Centre amongst top level youth athletes across a variety of sports.  There are 3 different curriculum choices; Cambridge, SA or American (from grade 11), all delivered in a disciplined environment within a flexible structure to suit the individual needs, goals and training/playing schedules of each athlete or player.


The football training, delivered every weekday afternoon, focuses on improving the player’s 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 programme includes;

Technical Aspects

  • Ball Control ( mastering the ball )
  • Dribbling
  • Shooting
  • Heading
  • Passing
  • Defending Techniques (tackling, heading)


  • Football Intelligence
  • Principles of the game
  • Tactical speed
  • Theory of the game (formations, players functions and roles)


  • Mental preparation
  • Awareness of psychological factors that influence performance

Psychomotor and Athletic Skills

  • Strength
  • Coordination
  • Agility
  • Speed
  • Aerobic Power
  • Balance
  • Explosive Power
  • Flexibility.


  • Optimal Dietary intake
  • Nutritional advice to enhance good health, well being and performance capacity.

Away from the field, activities are organised to enhance the students development;

  • Guest speaker sessions with former professional footballers and coaches.
  • Advice on dealing with football agents.
  • Specific strength and conditioning sessions with qualified instructors
  • Fitness testing and monitoring
  • Nutrition, health and lifestyle advice.
  • Team building activities
  • Media and social media training
  • Support with exit pathways
  • FcPorto 7 day Tour experience (optional extra)

Click below to download brochure.

BSI Football Academy Brochure

For more information or to apply to join the full-time high school programme please contact Isis at