Study Centre for Youth Athletes

At the BSI Study Centre for Youth Athletes, we provide quality education for talented and dedicated sports-focused high school students. Modern day youth sport demands an extensive competitive and practice schedule, which is not catered for in traditional schooling.

The BSI Study Centre for Youth Athletes is a preferred choice of top class competitors, and the number of sports we cover is growing year on year.

BSI has adapted and enhanced the distance learning model, which provides the necessary flexibility for competition and training, by providing a fully managed, structured and disciplined environment for highly effective learning. Each student works at their own pace and has their own study plan, based around their competitive schedule.

We offer the Cambridge curriculum, which provides a world class education and internationally recognised qualification. We expect our students to be just as committed in their academics as they are in their sport, and those who don't put in the hard work in either area will not reap the maximum rewards.

We cater for all sports participants from grades 8 to 12, with a low student / tutor ratio. Most students specialise in one particular sport, however we do cater for those who still wish to participate in multiple sports throughout their high schooling. The following sports training is available to BSI students, either in-house or through our Associate Academies or Associate Coaches:

  • Golf (full-time academy)
  • Football (full-time academy)
  • Athletics
  • Tennis
  • Esports
  • Swimming
  • Gymnastics
  • Cycling
  • Cross-Fit
  • Strength & Conditioning (General or sports-specific)
  • Mental Training (General or sports-specific)
  • Eye-Training (multiple sports applications)

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Quality Education

To provide an environment of excellence that encourages the development of each and every student 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.”

A fundamental element of a student’s development is their school education. The BSI Study Centre provides students with personalised, high-quality and flexible education solutions. We use a blended approach to learning using an international curriculum, which is offered in a structured and disciplined environment. Each student develops their own flexible, individualised work plan designed to meet their sporting schedule and personal development pathway. Students are encouraged to take personal responsibility for their own development, and are fully supervised and supported by qualified tutors who aid their learning. Our model of learning is ideally suited for youth athletes as it allows time for sports training and a full schedule of competition without compromising their academic goals.  Our students either get ahead of their work plans before key tournaments, catch up afterwards or take their books with them. Traditional schooling simply does not allow for this flexibility.

The BSI Study Centre offers academic management and a student-led classroom environment. We support the Cambridge International Education curriculum through service providers Learning.Support, and BIDC (for overseas students requiring South African study visas).  Parents contract directly with their chosen academic provider on behalf of their child, supported and guided by BSI as required.

The BSI Study Centre plays a supportive role for parents of sporting students.  We provide an environment where student-athletes have an appropriate balance of supervised self-study and targeted subject tuition assisted by specialist tutors.  As with mainstream schooling, students are required to spend additional time learning at home in the evening.

We offer this service from Monday to Friday (07:30–13:00) following a four-cycle yearly calendar. This flexible approach enables students to follow a full competitive schedule without the concern of falling behind academically; they work at their own pace based on a personal work plan.