Ephraim Mogale Learning Center First Team


Info Pack

Here at Ephraim Mogale Learning Centre we combine soccer development skills and training with an online tutor assisted academic programme.

Students from the age of 13 years and older are eligible to apply.




  • Access to our online Cambridge Education in partnership with Cambrilearn.

  • Students register as independent students and write exams at certified British Council exam centres.

  • Annual soccer training program designed and personally managed by our Pro-License, UEFA A and CAF A license Technical Director - Steve Haupt.

  • Full time accommodation in a hostel style room.

  • Nutrition through our cooked meals in the canteen for breakfast, lunch and supper.

  • Students have supervised access to the training facilities, including the full size fields, small sided pitch, hardcore studio, TV room, study centre, swimming pool, ablutions and injury rehab centre.

  • Our program works on cycles with 1 week off periodically over a period of 10 months of the year. The boys can go home over the one week break periods. We encourage the local boys to go home every weekend for family and friend’s interaction.


Soccer matches and developmental trips are an important part of our training programme but our boy’s safety and health is important to us and we are currently working on a curtailed programme in order to comply with Covid protocols and safety guidelines.

Under normal conditions, we arrange midweek friendly matches with strong opposition teams and young players can compete in the local FAP league through our partnered youth club in Pretoria.

Our program is focused not only on local advancement for the players, but we also have a strong USA linked program.

We try and do 1 overseas trip per year for the boys to gain some international experience and are currently exploring European options. Several of our past students have achieved scholarships and successful careers through this initiative. However, the onus is on the student to put in the necessary effort in the classroom and on the field.

With Coach Steve’s 30 plus years’ experience in the industry, he has a very large network of coaches, teams and scouts that he knows personally, and is ideally placed to guide your son’s soccer development. We also know most of the coaches at the local Universities in terms of looking at local Varsity Football while studying.

There is separate process open to our academy players to pursue a football scholarship at Colleges or Universities in the US.


We often play matches with stronger teams, clubs, academies or leagues – where the boys can showcase their skills.  

Once the players ‘graduate’ from their program they will be put on trial at the appropriate time with the appropriate team at the appropriate level in accordance with their coach’s appraisal.



  • Book a one week assessment with us. This will give your son the opportunity to gain first-hand experience of Cougar Park by staying with us from a Sunday afternoon, until Friday lunchtime. He will follow the same schedule as the boys already enrolled at the Centre.

  • At the end of the week he will receive a football assessment from the coach, and an optional academic assessment.

  • A feedback session with parents is essential after the one week assessment; this is normally scheduled for the Friday morning at the end of the week.

The cost of the Week Assessment is R1,500-00 (covers training, accommodation, meals and assessment).

Payment to be made upfront to confirm your booking.

Subject to availability.

Complete, sign and send us the attached registration form together with your son’s latest school report.

Proof of payment and the dates you want to book.

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Your Child's Development Matters! Apply Today for Boys aged 13 and upwards to secure space. Kindly note that there is a application handling fee.

If you have any questions or can not find what you are looking for, reach out to us with questions.

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