Slamstox is proud to announce that it will open its doors in Cape Town, South Africa!
With a new location, local people with a ton of experience, and the right energy we are excited to help South-African student-athletes find their way to the US to combine sports and studies.
The expansion in South-Africa allows Slamstox to further internationalise while still being able to deliver personal and tailor-made services with local and skilled people. This will serve as a strong basis for doing what we love: helping student-athletes on their way to the US and to make their dream of competing for an American University, while getting a good degree, come true.
Slamstox founder Pedro Mol: “South-Africa is a very interesting market full of talented student-athletes. Tennis, Track & Field, Golf, Field Hockey, Soccer and even Golf & Swimming are big sports in South-Africa. Furthermore, English is a native language. Many South-African student-athletes are ideal candidates for high level universities. Combining our experience with the large networks of our local experts positions us perfectly towards the South-African student-athletes and the college coaches in the US.”
The Slamstox operations in South-Africa will be run by Andre van der Burgh, an experienced track & field coach at numerous leading South-African high schools.
Andre, who grew up in Ceres, Western Cape, has been through the recruiting process as a parent when his son decided to play college tennis. While being heavily involved in the South-African tennis community while his son was playing, Andre has taken part as a South-African decathlete, Hurdler and Pole Vaulter. Andre serves as a Track & Field Coach at some of the leading high schools in South-Africa, and brings in 40+ years of experience in the South African Track & Field industry. His experience as an athlete, coach and as a parent allows him to perfectly understand the needs and wishes of every side of the recruiting table for anyone who’d want to combine sports & studies in the US. Andre visits the US on a yearly basis and has built up an extensive network of college coaches in the US.
Andre van der Burgh: “As a former athlete, coach and parent, I’m very excited to contribute to the South-African community and to help our athletes find a home in the US. My son Christiaan has developed in so many ways during his time in the US while combining his sports & studies. I know that many South-African student-athletes will profit from such an experience in the US and through Slamstox we can deliver the ultimate expertise.”
If you are interested in meeting with our team in South Africa or to learn more, you should reach out at any time! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions or inquiries.
See you soon!